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U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal

U.S. sugar producers received the third highest share of “trade-distorting” government aid in the world between 2015 and 2017, behind only Vietnam and the Philippines, according to data compiled by Jared Greenville, senior agricultural policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In absolute terms, only China provided more aid to its sugar

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State ignores SWFL mayors, increases flow from Lake O

Local leaders from Southwest Florida are teaming up to demand more be done to take care of the health and water quality in the Caloosahatchee River. Mayors from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs all joining in to oppose the recent decision from South Florida Water Management District that increases

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Rick Scott booed out of restaurant over Florida’s red tide crisis

VENICE – Florida Governor Rick Scott lasted about 10 minutes at a restaurant this morning before crowds eventually booed him out the back door. Scott, who is currently running for Senate against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, was visiting Mojos Real Cuban in Venice, Florida, for a campaign stop when he was greeted by hundreds of protesters

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Charlotte County left behind in Rick Scott’s economy

Nearly half of Florida’s 67 counties had fewer jobs than a decade ago, according to a 2017 report by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Most are smaller rural communities in North and  Central Florida and around Lake Okeechobee. Other counties include Alachua, Baker, Charlotte, Citrus, Columbia, DeSoto, Gadsden, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Holmes, Levy, and Okaloosa.

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Health Care

Florida Democrats Launch “DeSantisCare” Video

From Now Until Election Day, FDP Will Hold DeSantis Accountable for His Extreme Votes to End Medicare and Rip Away Health Care from Millions DeSantis Has Voted to Take Away Health Care From Millions, Raise Costs for Seniors, Cut Social Security, and Kill Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions The Florida Democratic Party today released a new

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State Senate Candidate Catherine Price tours Peace River

On a Sunday morning at 6:00 am, the Catherine Price Campaign for Florida Senate District 26 gathered in predawn light at Circle Bar B Ranch, a Polk County park, to start a road trip down the Peace River to Punta Gorda. District 26 encompasses freshwater and land resources, such as the Peace River, that are very important to the State of Florida.

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Mental Health & Gun Laws

Another mass shooting happened in Florida. This time at a football video game tournament in Jacksonville.  Three people are dead including the 24-year old shooter, David Katz; 11 others are injured. After every mass shooting comes the hope that maybe this time will be different. Maybe this will be what gets the attention of Congress

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Charlotte County Women attend Equity Lunch

Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated. Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County

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DeSoto considers Mosaic mediation today

Phosphate mining’s evolution in DeSoto County rolls into this week. County commissioners today will receive choices on a request by Mosaic Fertilizer to possibly settle a dispute. Commissioners in July denied Mosaic a rezoning of 14,050 acres of farmland to industrial mining. The 4-1 denial vote on July 25 stunned mining advocates and thrilled its

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Charlotte County Democratic Environmental Caucus is Organizing

Charlotte County has been hammered by red tide for months. And people all along the Gulf Coast are mobilizing to find solutions. A group of environmentally-concerned citizens gathered Saturday in Englewood to start organizing a Democratic caucus to push for policies to improve the coastal environment. The activists, many of them Charlotte County Democrats, listened to

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