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Muslim activists say Democratic party is taking their vote for granted

By | 03.21.12 | 2:23 pm

Muslim activists involved in both state and national politics say that the Democratic Party is taking their growing voting bloc for granted.

Controversial school prayer bill heads to governor’s desk

By | 03.01.12 | 12:51 pm

A bill that would allow “inspirational messages,” including prayers, to be given during any school event, was passed on the House floor today with an 88-27 vote. The bill is now headed to the governor’s desk.

House subcommittee advances fertilizer regulation loophole

By | 01.25.12 | 1:56 pm

A Florida House subcommittee this morning advanced House Bill 421, a measure that would allow those who have obtained a “limited certification for urban landscape commercial fertilizer application” to be exempt from local fertilizer regulations. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jimmie Smith, R-Lecanto, has come under fire for taking power away from local communities.

The U.S. Capitol (Pic by jcolman)

Six in the morning: A six pack of infobits you might have missed but shouldn’t have

By | 07.25.11 | 6:00 am

In a sign of campaign spending to come in the post-Citizens United era, Super PACs are already pouring money into Florida for attack ads. Plus: five more important items!

Ku Klux Klan

Christian Defense Coalition director starts ‘Defund “Klanned” Parenthood’ campaign

By | 05.02.11 | 2:35 pm

Looks like the totally debunked, yet somehow growing, movement claiming that Planned Parenthood was created as a form of “Black Genocide” is now a “national campaign.”

State Rep. Doug Holder, R-Sarasota (Pic by Mark Foley)

Turning the screw on unemployment compensation

By | 02.18.11 | 8:27 am

The Florida House of Representatives moved a step closer to tightening the state’s unemployment compensation system on Thursday. The measure would make it more difficult for claimants to receive benefits, reduce employers’ contributions to the unemployment trust fund and lower the maximum number of weeks benefits are available from 26 to 20.

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