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Term-limited state senator announces campaign for Florida House

By | 04.03.12 | 11:39 am

State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, today announced that he will launch a campaign for the Florida House. He will be seeking the newly created House District 36 seat, which encompasses large portions of western Pasco County.

Scott-backed state employee drug-testing bill clears committees

By | 02.28.12 | 1:57 pm

A bill backed by Gov. Rick Scott that would allow state agencies to adopt a random drug testing policy passed its last committee stop in the Florida Senate today – moving it closer to a final vote in the Senate.

Animal rights groups relieved Legislature threw out ‘Ag Gag’

By | 01.26.12 | 1:04 pm

The Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are both applauding the Florida Legislature for throwing out a measure that would make it a crime for someone to take pictures on a farm without the owner’s permission.

‘Ag Gag’ hits snag

By | 01.23.12 | 12:27 pm

During a state Senate agriculture committee today, a measure created to stop animal rights activists from taking pictures of farming operations in Florida was asked to be amended before receiving a vote.

‘Ag Gag’ passes through committee

By | 01.13.12 | 7:33 am

An omnibus agriculture bill containing a provision written to stop animal rights activists and food justice advocates from taking pictures of farming operations in Florida passed through an agriculture committee this week.

Secretary of State Kurt Browning to step down

By | 01.11.12 | 2:27 pm

Secretary of State Kurt Browning has decided to step down from his position at the end of February.

Angelo’s Aggregate spokesman defends landfill request

By | 01.06.12 | 2:49 pm

Angelo’s Aggregate Materials, the company behind a proposed landfill near environmentally sensitive land in Pasco County, says it is disappointed in the state’s decision to issue an intent to deny their permit application, and looks forward to “an objective review and ruling from an administrative law judge.”

State rejects Pasco landfill application, again

By | 01.06.12 | 12:41 pm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection late yesterday issued an intent to deny the application for the Angelo’s landfill in Dade City — a reaffirmation of its original denial.

State senator brings back ‘Ag Gag’ bill

By | 12.09.11 | 10:05 am

State Sen. Jim Norman, R-Tampa, has reintroduced legislation to stop animal rights activists from obtaining photographic records of farming operations in Florida.

Environmental, safety concerns plague Pasco County subdivision

By | 11.11.11 | 9:27 am

Residents and lawmakers alike are up in arms over a Pasco County subdivision that was recently revealed to have been built over a landfill.

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