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Update: Guidelines for Returning Citizens to Register to Vote

  Starting January 8, 2019, Floridians who have completed their sentences for previous felony convictions may register to vote (with the exception of those who committed murder and felony sex offenses). David Maer from the State Attorney’s Office and Public Defender Carlos Martinez clarified some of the questions we had regarding the implementation of Amendment

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FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo Congratulates Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried on Swearing-In

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after Commissioner Nikki Fried was sworn-in to office on Tuesday: “It is a new chapter in Florida with Commissioner Nikki Fried in the cabinet. Commissioner Fried’s swearing-in represents the first time Democrats will oversee the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the first time in 8

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Former Felons Can Register to Vote on January 8, 2019

January 8 is a historic day in Florida. Amendment 4, passed by voters in November 2018, restores the right to vote for as many as 1.4 million former felons. Under Florida’s Constitution, it goes into effect on Tuesday, January 8. Before the amendment passed, those who served their time could apply for clemency to a

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Democrats Pass Bill to Reopen the Government!

Say it loud and make it clear: the newly Democratic-controlled House approved a legislative package to reopen parts of the federal government.  The bill passed the House 241-190. And Democrats in the House approved a spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not allocate any new fall funding. The bill passed 239-192,

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Lawmaker Tries to End Monopoly-Solar Stronghold

State Democratic Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez filed a bill that would, if enacted, legalize power-purchase agreements across Florida. Florida remains one of the last four states where it is illegal for property owners to sell home-generated solar power to others, including tenants. Statute 366.02 states that most anyone who sells power in Florida is considered

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