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West Palm Beach Attorney Michelle Suskauer Elected Florida Bar President

West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar.
Suskauer will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar's annual convention in Boca Raton June 23, when current President-elect Michael J. Higer of Miami becomes president. Suskauer will begin her term as Bar president in June 2018.

Cardinal Dolan Discusses Benefits of School Choice

In case you missed it, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York discussed the benefits of school choice with Neil Cavuto on the Fox Network, reflecting a column he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. Dolan makes the case that parental choice in education is a powerful tool for improving traditional public schools while also combating poverty by giving all children the best education for their needs.

Adam Putnam: More Bad News on Florida Citrus

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2016-2017 season, which is down 4 percent from the February forecast:

Meanwhile, the Hillary Clinton Email Case Is Still Alive and Well in Federal Court

Judicial Watch announced Thursday a hearing has been set for Tuesday, March 7 on Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails sent or received during her tenure from February 2009 to January 31, 2013. The FOIA request also includes all emails by other State Department employees to Clinton regarding her non-‘’ email address (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)).  The case is before Judge James E. Boasberg.

Finally! Florida Courts System Launches Social Media

Not a decade too soon, Florida’s State Courts System is entering the social media age, admits Paul Flemming, the system's public information officer.

Everglades Foundation to Come Back Tuesday with Its Own Reservoir Economic Study

Bruce Ritchie of Politico reported Monday  the Everglades Foundation will release its own study Tuesday on the economic benefits of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.

Sen. Flores Files Bill to Cut Cell Phone and TV Tax

Senate President Pro Tempore Anitere Flores, R-Miami, filed Senate Bill 378 on Friday, a measure that would repeal the insurance premium tax credit and replace it with a 2 percent reduction in the communications services tax (CST).

Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Voters Want the Feds to Respect State Marijuana Laws

The vast majority of U.S. voters support making marijuana legal and think the federal government should respect state marijuana laws, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday afternoon. The full poll results are available here.

City of Jacksonville Passes Human Rights Ordinance

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus was celebrating Tuesday night the Jacksonville City Council's passage of a comprehensive Human Rights Ordinance. The HRO bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

2 Florida Projects among Corps of Engineers' 10 Highest-Funded for 2017

Here is a list of the 10 highest-funded ongoing construction projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' FY 2017 Budget:

Olmsted Locks and Dam, Ill. and Kent. ($225 million);

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (Everglades), Fla. ($106 million);

Columbia River Fish Mitigation, Wash., Ore., and Idaho ($84 million);

Isabella Lake, Calif. dam safety ($70.5 million);

Lower Mississippi River Mainstem, La. ($64.3 million);

Poplar Island, Md. ($62.3 million); 

East Branch Clarion River Lake, Penn. ($56.3 million);



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