Florida Supreme Court strikes Amendment 8 from November ballot

A controversial proposed constitutional amendment that could have significantly altered Florida’s public education landscape will not go to voters in November. In a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled Amendment 8 should remain off the ballot. It upheld the order of Leon County Judge John Cooper, who found the measure’s title and summary misleading. (Read more in TampaBay.com)FL

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Obama gives ‘State of our Democracy’ speech

Former President Barack Obama said President Donald Trump is “capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years” and questioned “What happened to the Republican Party?” a preview of Obama’s message for the fall’s midterms — and his most pointed. (WATCH excerpts – CNN) (WATCH – entire speech – YouTube)

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Ron DeSantis-Jeanette Nuñez administration would be a disaster for Florida women and working families.

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement about the selection of Jeanette Nuñez as the GOP candidate for Lt. Governor: “DeSantis has selected a lobbyist who supports his agenda of denying health care to hundreds of thousands, destroying public schools, and taking away women’s health freedom. Nuñez has played a key role in…

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Andrew Gillum picks Chris King as his running mate

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum announced that Chris King is his pick to be lieutenant governor in a Thursday morning Facebook Live. “We leaned into wanting to choose an individual that has the ability to be the governor of the state of Florida,” Gillum said in the announcement before introducing the Kings. (Read more in…

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The Race for Florida’s Next Governor

Vying to be the next Governor of Florida are Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum. Let’s take a look at each candidates’ positions on four critical issues for Florida voters: health care; the environment; gun control; and education. (1) Health Care DeSantis said on CNN, “…there really is no lack of health care. If…

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Why are y’all so surprised Andrew Gillum won?

Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday may have seemed like a surprise. Of the five people in the race, he was the only non-millionaire or billionaire and the only African American. He was outspent and was at the bottom of the polls through most of the campaign. In short, few gave him a shot —…

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