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March 24, 2014
Florida Senate: Press Release – SENATOR DON GAETZ REPORTS: MARCH 24, 2014
Friday, we finished the third week of the Florida Legislative Session by passing one of the largest broad-based tax and fee cuts in recent Florida history. Senate Bill 156 rolled back $395 million in vehicle fees, providing relief to every Floridian who drives a car, truck, motorcycle or moped.
WTSP.com: Lawmakers push for $500M tax cuts in proposed budgets
Tallahassee, Florida – The Florida house and senate released their proposed budgets for 2014-2015. There are several differences, but both hope to cut $500 million worth of taxes for Floridians.
A flood insurance bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, is on track for approval by the Senate. Similar legislation is moving through House committees.
News Chief.com: Judge Throws Out Charges of Threatening Tax Collector’s Office
BARTOW – A judge tossed out the criminal case against a 61-year-old Davenport woman accused of threatening employees of the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office.
Palm Beach Post: Jupiter Island names new head of Public Safety Department
Robert Garlo, administrative assistant and accreditation manager at the Jupiter Island Public Safety Department for the last three years, has been named head of the department. – See more at: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/npbc/2014/03/24/jupiter-island-names-new-head-of-public-safety-department/#sthash.Fq9aVncg.dpuf
Orlando Sentinel: Osceola balks at Central Florida expressway merger
TALLAHASSEE – Rep. Bryan Nelson, R-Apopka, got his merger bill, HB 311, through the House Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee, but not before signaling to the panel that the version teed up for final Senate passage does not sit well with the county.
Huffington Post: Florida Moves To Restrict Media Access To Stand Your Ground Case Records
Earlier this month, state Rep. Matt Gaetz(R-Fort Walton Beach) filed an amendmentthat would “severely limit access to court records in the self-defense cases,” the Times’ Michael van Sickler reports.
An unedited story told by a fellow Floridian. The consequences of Florida’s modern day partisan politics. A call to vote for change.
Sunshine State News: License to Drive? Florida Lawmakers Take on Digital Transportation Regulations
That’s if the Florida Legislature approves a pair of bills sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa. The proposed legislation would strip local governments of their ability to regulate “chauffeured limousine” services and place that authority in the hands of the state government.
The Blaze: Here’s a Cop-Caught-On-Video Encounter That’ll Make Your Day
“I thought I was in trouble when he pulled over,” Aguirre told KENS-TV in San Antonio.
In a manner of speaking, Aguirre was spot-on: The unidentified cop was on break and challenged the kid to a throw-down — in a friendly game of one-on-one.
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