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Volunteer Gets Crafty With Hand Painted Yard Signs for Candidate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:19:23 +0000

In a time of big money campaigns, volunteers in one Florida Congressional race are a real throwback. As Matt Galka tells us, some folks are getting crafty when it comes to yard signs. Meet Herb Shelton. He’s not running for anything so don’t expect to see his name on the ballot. But Shelton has become a […]

Lawsuit says medical marijuana question not on some ballots

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:06:20 +0000

A lawsuit filed in Southeast Florida alleges that the medical marijuana amendment was left off some mail in ballots.  Attorneys say they aren’t sure if it was a half dozen, ten thousand or a hundred thousand ballots. A quarter million mail ballots have gone out Broward County, 60 thousand have already been returned. At least […]

Federal Judge Rules Against Democrats in Registration Case

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:08:50 +0000

Thousands of Floridians took advantage of an extended voter registration deadline in the state, but getting them verified in time to cast a regular early voting ballot may be in doubt. As Matt Galka tells us, Florida Democrats hoped a federal judge could force the state’s hand and not make them cast provisional ballots. Florida […]

Politics and Policy at the Pub Thanks to Florida State

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:09:22 +0000

Some people go to bars and restaurants to get away from the noise surrounding politics – especially during this unique political season.  But as Matt Galka tells us, Florida state University is serving up heady policy discussion at a local pub. A couple of beers, a little bit of food…and some voting issues. That’s what […]

Just 12 Consumers have given to Consumers for Smart Solar

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:08:11 +0000

  Florida’s investor owned utilities have pumped more than 15 million into Amendment one on November’s ballot. They say it protects consumers who have solar and those who don’t, but many believe it will only promote solar developed by the very companies companies pushing the amendment. The ads are slick. “Just think one for the […]

Florida in the Middle of New Report Ranking State’s Gun Laws and Gun Violence

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:24:18 +0000

Florida is right in the middle when it comes to a new report correlating state’s gun laws and gun violence. But as Matt Galka tells us, some democrats in the state say we are going in the wrong direction. Stricter gun laws equals less gun violence. That’s the takeaway from the Center for American Progress […]

Judge Rules in Favor of Dems, Orders Mismatching Signature Fix

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:13:58 +0000

Voters who mail in their ballots now have some peace of mind if they scribble their names too sloppy. As Matt Galka tells us, a federal judge made sure that people will have the chance to fix a signature mistake – and make sure their vote counts. “The state of Florida has consistently chipped away […]

Supreme Court throws out new death sentencing scheme, inmates in limbo

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:26:31 +0000

The Supreme Court of Florida today said that a unanimous jury was required for the state to impose death, throwing out a newly enacted law that allowed ten jurors to impose the ultimate penalty, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the court left unanswered what happens to the nearly 400 people already on death row. […]

Feds Suspect Florida Hack

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:59:38 +0000

Is Florida voting information in the hands of Russian hackers? As Matt Galka tells us, the feds think it might be, but a state agency says all is well. Cyber security and hacking have become prominent in the election cycle.  Federal investigators believe Russian hackers are behind the attacks. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is […]

Trump Remarks: Unsafe on any Campus

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:24:55 +0000

The book Unsafe on any Campus was released in July and details administrators inability to adequately deal with sexual assaults on campus, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the author now says their problem could be more difficult because of lewd remarks by Donald Trump. When the Washington Post released the video of Donald Trump […]