Loranne Ausley

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When someone dies without a will, their land typically goes to family. It becomes so called “heirs' property.” However, if relatives can’t decide what to do with it, families could wind up in court, and the judge could place the land up for auction. Rep. Loranne Ausley (D-Tallahassee) says often this results in families losing their property. So, she’s backing a bill to give courts a framework when dealing with these cases.

A sign bearing the names of the 17 people killed during the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (3/24/2018)
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Students, parents, and a wide assortment of gun-control advocates young and old marched and rallied in Tallahassee Saturday.  The local "March for Our Lives" event was one of more than 800 similar happenings in the United States.

Rep. Loranne Ausley (D-Tallahassee)
Florida House of Representatives

Florida House Representative Loranne Ausley is one of 14 people who have been selected to join a national network known for pushing progressive policies. 

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A controversial pension reform bill that just passed the House is now in the Florida Senate’s hands.

From the local soil and water conservation district to the U.S. House of Representatives, candidates vowed to protect the environment at a recent forum at Tallahassee City Hall. 

The aroma of artisan coffee clings to the air as local businessmen and women in chinos, and oystermen and women in blue jeans and T-shirts, stare intently at power point projection.

Local Attorney Jim Messer is running to represent Tallahassee in House District Nine. Messer wants to succeed Democratic Representative Michelle Rehwinkle-Vasilinda, who is term-limited next year.

Fmr. Rep. Loranne Ausley
Florida House of Representatives

Former Tallahassee state Rep. Loranne Ausley is looking to get her old job back.  Ausley says she's in the 2016 race to represent House District 9.