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Tim Canova Wants Scott to Remove Broward Elections Supervisor

Democrat-turned-Independent Tim Canova called on Gov. Rick Scott Thursday to suspend and replace Brenda Snipes, the Broward County supervisor of elections who illegally destroyed the paper ballots cast in his Aug. 30, 2016 primary against Congressional District 23 incumbent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Canova lost the election, pulling 43 percent of the vote to Wasserman Schultz's 56 percent. 

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Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón Endorses Rick Scott

Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón endorsed Gov. Rick Scott’s bid for U.S. Senate at an event Tuesday in Kissimmee. Congresswoman González-Colón recognized Scott’s continued work supporting Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and his commitment to the Puerto Rican community.
 

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NSF Breaking Story: Court Grants Stay in Felons' Rights Battle

In a victory for Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet, the News Service of Florida (NSF) reports a federal appeals court Wednesday night blocked a lower-court ruling that set a Thursday deadline for revamping the state’s process of restoring felons’ voting rights. 

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, finding that the current system of restoring rights is unconstitutional, ordered last month that the state quickly change the process. But a panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of Walker’s order.

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RNC's $13.8 Million in March Breaks Party's Record

March fundraising numbers are in, says the Republican National Committee, and the RNC set a new fundraising record for the month of March. The Committee announced it raked in $13.8 million last month.
 

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FOX News Channel, RPOF to Team Up on Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

FOX News Channel (FNC) and the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced Thursday they will partner for a nationally televised 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate on Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST in Orlando.  
 

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SFWMD Approves Land Purchase from Willing Seller for EAA Reservoir

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board on Thursday approved a key land purchase from a willing seller. The parcel is necessary to build the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir as called for in 2017's Senate Bill 10.
 

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'Everything Trump Touches Dies' the Book from Rick Wilson ... Coming in August

Political animals of all stripes likely will be clamoring for "Everything Trump Touches Dies" -- a new book to be released in August for Simon and Schuster's Free Press imprint. Especially coming as it does from the AntiTrump, Rick Wilson -- who sees our president as a cancer on the GOP.

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Lisa Vickers New Chief of Staff for Senate President-Designate Bill Galvano

Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, announced Wednesday that Lisa Vickers, a longtime senior policy advisor in the Office of the Senate President, will serve as Senate chief of staff during the 2018-2020 legislative term.

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Immokalee Flood Protection to Be Enhanced by SFWMD-Collier Partnership

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a partnership with Collier County Thursday to improve flood protection for the Immokalee area by clearing the State Road 29 Canal of trees and debris.
 

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Session Extension on the Horizon, but Senate and House Reach Agreement

The 2018 legislative session will continue on past Friday and the normal 60 days -- for however long it will take to pass a new $87 billion budget. Lawmakers failed to beat the Tuesday deadline -- last day before a 72-hour cooling-off period was set to begin. The new fiscal year begins July 1.
 

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