Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club Legislative Liason Teresa Jenkins wrote the following letter to the editor published Sunday in the Charlotte Sun: Editor: Scott Rasmussen’s recent editorial column addressed how Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy sent to prison for conspiring to violate mine safety standards after an explosion killed 29 men in 2015,…
Florida’s congressional delegation, citing the state’s vibrant tourism industry, delivered a unanimous, bipartisan and stern message of opposition to offshore energy exploration during a hearing on Capitol Hill… (Read more in McClatcheyDC.com)
The cities are challenging a 2011 state statute, which was backed by the gun lobby, that outlines penalties for elected officials who try to enact local gun laws. The penalties include a $5,000 fine for elected officials, removal from office, as well as cities left on the hook for lawsuits from gun owners. (Read more in…
Florida grocery chain Publix took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify to customers that the company’s backing of Republican Adam Putnam doesn’t mean it supports the National Rifle Association. (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Sarasota County Democratic Party Chairwoman JoAnne DeVries has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign violated federal election law. (Read more in HeraldTribune.com)
With Rick Scott using his taxpayer-funded trip to promote his campaign and traveling abroad while a storm moves north in the Gulf, Florida Democratic Party spokesman Sebastian Kitchen released this statement: “Rick Scott’s self-serving priorities could not be any clearer as he travels abroad at taxpayer expense touting his campaign while the National Hurricane Center…
Four additional debates have been set for prior to the August 28 primary.
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission deals with the constitution, which is the foundation of state government. You might think that appointees would be selected on a nonpartisan, impartial basis.
First row from L to R: Bev Washburn, Vice President John Washburn, President Nancy Razvoza, Janet Farrell 2nd row from L to R: Secretary Roxie Moore, Ginny Diehm, ginger Von Holden, Rae Denison, Laurie Uprop, Maura mcMahon Back row: Treasurer Hubert Daniely Missing: Cheryl Connor
After 20 years in the wilderness, Florida Democrats are dreaming of recapturing the Governor’s Mansion in 2018. With President Trump’s historically low popularity and a recent spate of wins in special elections, including two in Florida, the optimism is justified. (Read more in MiamiHerald.com)
Once again, Floridian youth are at the forefront of action, this time drawing attention to climate change through a lawsuit claiming their “fundamental rights to a stable climate” have been violated.
While candidates from all around Rep. Tom Rooney’s congressional district have explored efforts to succeed the retiring lawmaker, two Sarasota legislators have set themselves apart with fundraising and endorsements. And with the release of first-quarter fundraising figures, state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, surprised many
American Bridge’s new video highlights how,at staged event after staged event, Rick Scott repeats the same meaningless, poll-tested speech, while hiding from the public and refusing to answer questions from the press (Read more in TampaBay.com)
In the states that have adopted term limits on legislators (Florida, of course, included), the problem is that lobbyists and staff members are more powerful than legislators and write much of the legislation
Instead of a “tax write-off” for bottled water, as suggested by a recent letter to the editor, it’s much cheaper and much more environmentally friendly to buy a filter for your faucet or use the filtered water from your refrigerator
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, students across Charlotte County will take to the streets to protest gun violence.
Four Democratic candidates presented their visions for Florida on education, health care, the environment, the economy and guns. But one candidate’s record got more attention than any other.
The Florida Democratic Party announced Tuesday that it had brought in more than $1.81 million during the first three months of the year, besting the Republican Party of Florida by more than $325,000.
The county DEC’s goal is to hold at least one event in every one of the county’s eighty precincts this year.
Volunteers, come learn how to help! You will have an opportunity to meet members of the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee, Precinct Captains, Committee Chairs as well as members of both the Charlotte County Democratic Club and Charlotte County Women’s Club. We will help you identify where and how you can volunteer over the next…