South Florida Fashion Industry Prompts National Bipartisan Environmental Bill

South Florida Fashion Industry Prompts National Bipartisan Environmental Bill

Mateo Guillamont
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July 15, 2024
US Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Sean Casten (D-IL) have jointly submitted a bill to boost sustainable fashion. Together, Representatives Salazar and Casten drafted the Voluntary Sustainable Apparel Labeling Act to spur the sustainable clothing industry. The bill would enable customers to identify sustainable apparel brands through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved tag. If […]
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Chaos at the Hard Rock: Sheriff Candidate Joe Sanchez Demands Opponent James Reyes Resign As Public Safety Director

Chaos at the Hard Rock: Sheriff Candidate Joe Sanchez Demands Opponent James Reyes Resign As Public Safety Director

Liv Caputo
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July 15, 2024
MIAMI, FL—Miami-Dade County sheriff candidate Joe Sanchez, a Republican, is calling on liberal Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava to depose her Director of Public Safety, James Reyes, after major security breaches and property destruction at the Hard Rock Stadium during the Copa America final. Reyes, a Democrat, has been endorsed by Levine-Cava for the sheriff position—putting him […]
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Congressional Hopeful Bryan Leib Calls on Wasserman Schultz to Condemn Bill Stripping Trump Secret Service

Congressional Hopeful Bryan Leib Calls on Wasserman Schultz to Condemn Bill Stripping Trump Secret Service

Jackson Bakich
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July 15, 2024
Former President Donald Trump (R) dodged an assassination attempt on his life on Saturday after a gunman shot and nearly killed him at his campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The attempted assassination has brought the Secret Service's capabilities and bandwidth into question, but it also brought to light a recently filed legislative measure that specifically called for […]
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'Hatred, Ridicule, Disgrace': Pardoned 'Felon' Files Defamation Suit Against Sheriff Candidate Richard Del Toro

'Hatred, Ridicule, Disgrace': Pardoned 'Felon' Files Defamation Suit Against Sheriff Candidate Richard Del Toro

Liv Caputo
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July 11, 2024
FORT PIERCE, FL—Businessman  Anthony DiFrancesco has filed a defamation lawsuit against Richard Del Toro, the Port St. Lucie Chief of Police and candidate for county sheriff, for calling DiFrancesco a "felon" in a July attack advertisement. On July 3rd, Del Toro's political committee, Friends of Richard Del Toro, created a website—www.shadysheriff.com—to attack his opponent in […]
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Florida Congressman Aims to Diminish Airplane Regulations for Children

Florida Congressman Aims to Diminish Airplane Regulations for Children

Mateo Guillamont
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July 10, 2024
US Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) introduced legislation to liberalize air-travel regulations for lap held children. Currently, children under two years of age are permitted to fly while held by their caretakers. Otherwise, they must fly in lap held child restraint systems (CRS) in their own independent seat. According to the FAA, using a CRS is […]
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Trump Hints at Rubio to be VP Running Mate at Doral Rally

Trump Hints at Rubio to be VP Running Mate at Doral Rally

Jackson Bakich
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July 10, 2024
Former President Donald Trump (R) hinted at selecting Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to be his running mate for the upcoming 2024 election. The 45th President spoke to Doral, Florida, minutes away from Sen. Rubio’s stomping grounds in South Florida on Tuesday night. When discussing the No Tax on Tips Act, President Trump stated that he hopes for […]
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DeSantis Commemorates Founding Fathers on July 4 with Social Media Post

DeSantis Commemorates Founding Fathers on July 4 with Social Media Post

Jackson Bakich
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July 5, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) provided a short essay on social media to commemorate the United States of America’s independence from Britain nearly 250 years ago. The Florida governor emphasized the notion that the rights enshrined in the Constitution come from a Higher Power, not the government itself, among other points. 248 years ago, 56 men […]
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Tucker Carlson Appears as Possible Trump Running Mate List from Florida

Tucker Carlson Appears as Possible Trump Running Mate List from Florida

Jackson Bakich
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July 5, 2024
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) have appeared on seemingly every VP shortlist as a potential running mate with former President Donald Trump (R). But, the Tallahassee Democrat included a third candidate whose name has floated around the position: Tucker Carlson. The former Fox News host reportedly resides in Southwest Florida. Trump […]
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Scott Launches Venezuela Coalition, Takes a Jab at 'Socialist Debbie' Mucarsel-Powell

Scott Launches Venezuela Coalition, Takes a Jab at 'Socialist Debbie' Mucarsel-Powell

Jackson Bakich
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July 3, 2024
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) recently launched the Venezuelans for Rick Scott Coalition in Miami, Florida, right in the backyard of his political opponent – former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL). Alongside piecing together support from the Venezuelan community members and business leaders from the state to support his campaign, Sen. Scott took the opportunity to take […]
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DeSantis Grants $12M+ for Northwest Florida Through Multiple Industry Funds

DeSantis Grants $12M+ for Northwest Florida Through Multiple Industry Funds

Jackson Bakich
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July 2, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced that he awarded over $12 million in funding to four separate government entities concerning aviation and defense. Three projects will be funded through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, including the establishment of a new major at Pensacola State College, and infrastructure for DeFuniak Springs and Jackson County. The funding […]
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DeSantis Believes Florida Abortion Amendment is Deceptive, Allow Procedure Up Til Birth

DeSantis Believes Florida Abortion Amendment is Deceptive, Allow Procedure Up Til Birth

Jackson Bakich
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July 2, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) released a video directed toward Floridians on his personal social media account providing a rationale for voting no against Amendment 4 in the upcoming November election. The amendment would protect an abortion procedure in the Sunshine State up until viability – which is estimated between 20-24 weeks. The amendment reads as […]
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of CCIA, Sends Florida & Texas Social Media Bills to Lower Courts

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of CCIA, Sends Florida & Texas Social Media Bills to Lower Courts

Jackson Bakich
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July 1, 2024
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Computer and Communications Industry Association’s (CCIA) censorship case concerning the constitutionality of state legislation such as Florida’s SB 7072 and Texas’ HB 20. The high court sent both bills down to the lower courts to be adjudicated further. In short, the respective bills do not allow big […]
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DeSantis Boasts that Infrastructure Projects are 'Fully Funded and Ahead of Schedule'

DeSantis Boasts that Infrastructure Projects are 'Fully Funded and Ahead of Schedule'

Jackson Bakich
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June 28, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) announced that the State of Florida is “fighting back” against President Joe Biden (D) and his political infrastructure agenda by self-funding its transportation improvements. With less help from the federal government, Gov. DeSantis’ office stated that these projects are “fully funded and ahead of schedule” and will add capacity to the […]
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Castor Secures $24M Grant for Palmetto Beach Infrastructure

Castor Secures $24M Grant for Palmetto Beach Infrastructure

Jackson Bakich
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June 28, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (no relation) announced that the Palmetto Beach neighborhood would be receiving a sum of over $24 million for local infrastructure from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equality (RAISE) grant. This grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the $454 billion infrastructure […]
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Loomer Calls Out DeSantis for Haitian Migrant Boat Landing in Key West, Carrying 120+

Loomer Calls Out DeSantis for Haitian Migrant Boat Landing in Key West, Carrying 120+

Jackson Bakich
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June 27, 2024
Investigative journalist Laura Loomer has called out Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and the U.S. Coast Guard for not apprehending a Haitian migrant sailboat allegedly carrying over 100 passengers that appeared on the shores of Key West, Florida. “How did [the U.S. Coast Guard] not detect this massive migrant boat in Key West this morning? Ron […]
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Is There A Growing Divide Between Some Republicans and DeSantis, Florida GOP?

Is There A Growing Divide Between Some Republicans and DeSantis, Florida GOP?

Jackson Bakich
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June 27, 2024
Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Evan Power, and the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) are catching some criticism from some Republicans around the state. Some Republicans have not been able to join their county executive committee because they are already a member of other organizations that have been deemed “in violation of the restrictions on the […]
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Scott Earns Endorsement of Over 100 County Commissioners in Reelection Bid

Scott Earns Endorsement of Over 100 County Commissioners in Reelection Bid

Grayson Bakich
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June 27, 2024
While most of the nation's eyes are looking at the Presidential election in November, Florida is seeing an equally significant contest between incumbent Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and former Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), who hopes to unseat him in what many are calling a longshot bid, especially now that Sen. Scott has been endorsed by […]
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Team Aguirre Could Launch Kamikaze Campaign Against Meg Weinberger

Team Aguirre Could Launch Kamikaze Campaign Against Meg Weinberger

Javier Manjarres
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June 27, 2024
The contentious Republican primary race between Anthony Aguirre and Meg Weinberger in Florida's State House race in District 94 is expected to get ugly as Team Aguirre may conduct a scorched earth political campaign against Weinberger. The Floridian has learned from a source close to Aguirre that Aguirre's consultant, Anthony Pedicini, could be planning an […]
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