Articles in Category: 'Alex Villalobos'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Late Tuesday, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, a Democrat, jumped party lines to back Republican candidate Rick Scott for governor over state CFO Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee.
 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: October 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Overshadowed by high profile governor and Senate races, and a couple of controversial constitutional amendments, the race to become Florida’s chief financial officer has largely flown below the election-year radar.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 7, 2010 5:20 PM

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday to allow the voters of Florida to decide the fate of Amendment 8.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 7, 2010 4:05 AM

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday for and against the constitutional amendment to ease class-size restrictions in public schools.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Two weeks after supporters of Amendment 8 began a campaign to urge Floridians to vote in favor of the constitutional change that would relax caps on class sizes, opponents of the measure are fighting back.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The attacks are flying in the heated -- and close -- contest to be the 45th governor of Florida as Democrats and Republicans pummel each other.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: October 4, 2010 4:05 AM
Republican Sen. Mike Haridopolos’ overhaul of the Florida Senate not only is saving money – it has also eliminated some longtime Democratic staff while ushering in more GOP-leaning employees.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 28, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Florida Republican George LeMieux is in the final months of his appointed stint to the U.S. Senate, he continues to play a prominent role in Washington.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 2, 2010 4:05 AM
Republican lawmakers have spent much of the past two years advocating a rollback of a constitutional cap on the number of students in school classrooms. But now that the proposed tweak is on the November ballot, one question remains: Who is going to campaign for a looser standard, and who will pay for it?
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: April 29, 2010 12:25 AM

In a late development that provoked resistance from Democrats and all female senators but one, the Senate amended a health care bill to require that pregnant women in their first trimester submit to an ultrasound when seeking an abortion.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: March 25, 2010 3:07 PM

After a tense debate, the Senate voted Thursday to give parents and educators limited flexibility in implementing state class-size mandates.

 
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Posted: July 31, 2010 4:05 AM
With Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres running in the Democratic attorney general primary, this seat representing parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Palm Beach County is up for grabs. Both the Democratic and Republican primaries have drawn serious contenders, making the battle for this seat one to watch, in the primaries as well as the general election in November.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 21, 2010 4:05 AM

Senate backers of a motion that would have let voters decide whether to put an oil ban in the Florida Constitution said they were ready to go, primed for Tuesday's special session -- only to have the Senate follow the House's lead and adjourn without a fight.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 14, 2010 4:05 AM
With the push for an Arizona-style immigration law already playing a central role in the Republican primary for governor, a pair of Florida legislators Tuesday sought to add the issue to next week’s special session on oil drilling.

Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, unveiled measures that would make it a crime for aliens in Florida not to carry registration documents required by federal law, while authorizing state and local law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of residents.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 4, 2010 12:17 AM
While U.S Sen. George LeMieux and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp have vowed to support the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, some Republicans are sticking with Gov. Charlie Crist even though he is now continuing his campaign as an independent. Former Senate President Ken Pruitt and Rep.
 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: April 28, 2010 12:05 AM
BUDGET TOPS $70 B
Bottom line on the 2010 budget that hit lawmakers desks Tuesday just before 3 p.m.? $70.4 billion. The House earlier proposed a $67.2 billion spending plan. And the Senate approved a $69.4 billion version. But weeks of negotiations that followed seemed only to fatten the spending plan, a swelling that occurs almost every year once anticipated federal dollars, trust funds and agency "reversions" of money are calculated. A vote on the measure Friday will be one of the last acts of the spring session.

EARLIEST SINE DIE: POSSIBLE IS 2:59 PM FRIDAY
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 25, 2010 (All day)

Looks like Republican leaders are backing Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Ft. Lauderdale, over Rep. Carl Domino, R-Jupiter, in their battle for the GOP nomination to replace Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, in the state senate. Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Sen. Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, and Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, have all come out behind Bogdanoff … Score one more for the Victory Group.

 
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