Participation by students in Charlotte County and North Port High during Wednesday’s national recognition of the Parkland tragedy was heartfelt and respectful — obviously planned in coordination and with the support of school personnel.
Charlotte County Democrats showed off new graphics and new messaging for the Party’s presence at this past weekend’s Taste of Punta Gorda. The signs and posters allowed volunteers and Party officers to encourage interested visitors to take action
“Certainly he was helped by the Russian propaganda but I think Russia was just generally trying to hurt everybody,” Rooney, a member of the Intelligence Committee, said on CNN.
The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott Friday, would allow JROTC officers, current or retired armed service members and retired law enforcement officers to carry guns on school campuses.
Many Democrats and supporters of gun control say the changes don’t go far enough. A recent statewide poll said 62 percent of voters in Florida support a ban on assault weapons
Charlotte County students are going to stand up and be counted in their lives. The March for Our Lives event is a chance for students to send their message to all who will listen – 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 10 AM March 24
Democrats said the legislation doesn’t go far enough to limit access to guns, especially military-style assault rifles and high-capacity magazines like the kind used in Parkland.
“The main motivations that are pushing me forward are sheer anger and disgust toward our elected officials who have refused to take action,” Hogg said. “The motivation is to take action at the polls this November.”
Democrats tried to outlaw assault weapons and large-scale magazines, tax ammunition, require background checks on all gun transactions, mandate safety improvements at pawn shops and gun stores and allow cities and counties to pass stricter gun laws than the Legislature.
Would the developer have to build his proposed seawall and riverwalk even without the county giving him four acres of park land? Would the parking garage be built to meet the developer’s quota for spaces or for public access? Tiseo asked, “Would the pedestrian bridge, slated to have 90-foot-tall towers, block the “vista of our harbor?” He got hazy answers, at best.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was established during President Obama’s Administration has returned almost $12-billion to individuals who have lost their hard-earned money as a result of questionable or unethical business practices.
It appeared Florida’s upper chamber had approved a ban on AR-15-style rifles Saturday, but a later roll call vote clarified that it did not have the votes to pass.
During an appearance last night on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Douglas student David Hogg said that Tallahassee lawmakers were more interested in cracking down on pornography than pushing for common sense gun safety and protecting lives.
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla, Dist. 17) has urged the panel’s lead investigator to shut down the probe, which another GOP committee member describes as “nearly” complete. But Democrats insist that dozens more witnesses must testify
Democrats have launched billboards in Orlando and Tallahassee that declare that Gov. Rick Scott did nothing to address gun safety following the June 12, 2016, Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.
State Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, officially declared his intention to vie for the U.S. House of Representative District 17 seat earlier this week, joining a few others. And on Thursday, State Rep. Julio Gonzalez, a Venice Republican, threw his hat in the ring.
The current ban on oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida expires in 2022 but proposals to accelerate and expand drilling areas are being developed. The Federal agency tasked with making recommendations on drilling in our coastal waters is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
After two weeks of silence, today Adam Putnam made clear where his true loyalties lie: with Marion Hammer and the gun lobby. In a blatant effort to win over the support of the NRA ahead of the Republican gubernatorial primary, Putnam came out against gun safety policies that even Republicans support
Charlotte County Commissioners approved giving the resort an additional 3.62 acres on the east side of U.S. 41 — paid for by tax payer dollars. The resort would in turn complete more than $16 million in infrastructure improvements.
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