Articles in Category: 'Betty Reed'

By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 20, 2011 2:44 PM

Florida’s congressional delegation, like the overwhelming majority in the U.S. House, broke on party lines when the new Republican majority voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care bill enacted in 2010 with the support of President Barack Obama. Those divisions filtered down at the state level as Republicans in Florida praised the repeal measure, while Sunshine State Democrats continued to back Obama and the health care laws.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 21, 2010 11:30 AM

While a number of elections across the state appear to be interesting contests that will go to the wire, more than 30 members of the Legislature can uncork the champagne and claim victory more than four months before citizens actually vote.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 18, 2010 (All day)

Gov. Charlie Crist had a solitary message to millions of Floridians Wednesday -- fill out the census form.

“The census is very important for our fellow Floridians,” Crist said at a press conference. “Filling it out is an important civic duty.”

Florida can get up to $400 billion in federal funding with an accurate census count, according to the governor. He said the state can also gain an extra congressional seat.

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Posted: March 2, 2010 (All day)
"The big moments are the ending of segregation. And Gov. Leroy Collins -- his moment. I don't know if Florida would be what it is today without them."
--Rivers H. Buford III, director of legislative affairs, Florida Department of State, whose grandfather served as attorney general, Florida Supreme Court justice and member of the House of Representatives

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