A Win for Abortion-Rights Advocates

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by two states — Kansas and Louisiana — that want to cut Medicaid funds from providers like Planned Parenthood. The decision to not hear the appeal means that the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals stands. The Appeals Court  told Kansas in…

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Legislative Liaison’s Mid Term Election Highlights

The mid-term elections are over and we didn’t get everything we wanted. However, we had a number of notable victories across the state and the country. Charlotte County turned-out to vote in historic numbers for a mid-term election Sixty-six percent of Charlotte County Democrats voted in the mid-term election Democrat Nikki Fried became Florida’s agriculture…

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Action Alert-Solving Climate Change

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 7173  was introduced on the Hill on November 27, 2018 by Democratic Representative Theodore Deutch, FL-22, with Republican and Democratic cosponsors. The bill places a fee on fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil. The money collected from the carbon fee will be distributed in equal shares…

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Santa’s Elves Prepare for Christmas Parade

They’ve wrapped the presents and made the preparations – Now join us for the parade! Charlotte Dems will march in style alongside our float in the Holiday Parade. The parade departs Charlotte Center for Performing Arts (CCPA) at noon, Sat. Dec. 8, and marches on Carmelita and Taylor streets to the Charlotte Harbor Events Center. We…

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EDITORIAL: The NRA should not dictate who licenses concealed weapons

Marion Hammer, the public face and political enforcer of the National Rifle Association in Florida, is in a snit about Democrat Nikki Fried having been elected commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the agency that issues concealed weapon permits. Hammer is lobbying to move weapons permitting to the office of Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis,…

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CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley Re-Elected

Charlotte County Chair Patrick Hurley was re-elected at Monday night’s CCDEC meeting. New Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was elected. Treasurer Jim Ellsworth and Secretary Jane Merriam were re-elected. Their elections were affirmed by acclamation by the membership. Former Vice-Chair Betty Gissendanner was recognized for her long-time service in many roles at the CCDEC. Gissendanner encouraged…

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