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GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's recent call for a humane path to immigration enforcement makes him the most recent conservative voice calling for solutions that encompass something more than the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.
State Rep. Alan Williams has introduced an amendment that would include state lawmakers in a bill that facilitates random drug testing of state employees. The bill, which is sponsored by state Rep. Jimmie Smith and has been backed and lobbied by the office of Gov. Rick Scott, is up for a vote on the House Floor tomorrow.
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Today, Republican Party officials representing every state and territory in the country convene in Kansas City for the Republican National Committee’s annual summer meeting. Generally, the event is a chummy and predictable affair, an opportunity for attendees to hobnob between conferences. But the upcoming four days are shaping up to be tense, as party officials find themselves divided over a proposal to reform the GOP’s presidential nomination process for the 2012 election.