Tag Archives: Florida

Eric Trump Pushes To Transform FL Resort Into Casino

The Washington Post reports: Former president Donald Trump’s son Eric, who runs the family’s private company, touted the potential of transforming their Doral golf resort into a gambling destination amid a quiet push among Florida Republicans to legalize casinos in areas of the state that have long opposed them. Although Republican legislative leaders have not yet submitted a bill, word …

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FL Dems Launch “Ron Be Gone” Push Against DeSantis

West Palm Beach’s ABC News affiliate reports: South Florida Democrats have announced the creation of Ron Be Gone, a new political group aimed at ensuring Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn’t win re-election. The Fort Lauderdale-based group “is a grassroots-funded organization solely dedicated to taking on Ron DeSantis and supporting the eventual Democratic nominee for governor in 2022,” a news release said …

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More States Widen Vaccine Eligibility: OH, MS, FL

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio’s eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines will be expanded to people 40 and older and those with additional medical conditions, including cancer and obesity, Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a news conference Tuesday morning in Cleveland. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced COVID-19 vaccine eligibility changes Tuesday at the Wolstein Center on the Cleveland State University campus. All …

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FL Mom Charged For Hacking Homecoming Queen Tally

The Orlando Sentinel reports: An Escambia County assistant principal and her daughter hacked into dozens of student accounts to cast fake votes to apparently help her daughter become homecoming queen, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Pensacola residents Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter were arrested by FDLE agents Monday after an investigation found they cast …

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FL Republicans Seek To Ban Salaries For School Boards

Florida Politics reports: Rep. Sam Garrison wants to put the salary of school board members on the ballot in the next General Election, turning the elected positions from paid to volunteer. On Friday at the the House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee meeting, members voted along party lines to move forward with a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 1461) that …

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DeSantis Moves To Overturn Local Mask Mandates

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Joining a growing swell of states, Gov. Ron DeSantis appears focused on erasing mask requirements across Florida by now demanding that such emergency powers of local governments be rolled back by the Republican-led Legislature. The drive is being met with outrage by city and county officials, along with Democratic lawmakers who say masks and other public …

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Allies Hope DeSantis Would Block Trump Extradition

From the lengthy New Yorker piece cited earlier today: Trump has already demonstrated a willingness to engage in almost unthinkable tactics to protect himself. Among his social circle in Palm Beach, speculation abounds that Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, an ally, might not honor an extradition request from New York if a bench warrant were issued for Trump’s arrest. Dave …

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Rick Scott Calls On States To Send Back Relief Money

The Palm Beach Post reports: Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott has a message for states and cities poised to receive a collective $360 billion from the American Rescue Act stimulus package: Send it back. Scott’s call to to reject money that polls show is popular nationally, even among Republicans, has flared tension between Scott and another Florida GOP leader, Gov. …

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DeSantis Order Cancels COVID Fines By Local Govts

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis has filed an executive order that cancels any fines related to local government COVID-19 restrictions on people and business. The order states any fines imposed between March 1, 2020, and March 10, 2021, fines imposed by any political subdivision of Florida related to local government COVID-19 restrictions are canceled. The order goes …

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Ex-Yankees Star Arrested At Over 3X DUI Limit Tells Cops He Was Targeted For Being A Trump Supporter

The New York Daily News reports: The former Yankees and Red Sox star was pulled over and arrested outside of his Orlando-area gated community on Feb. 19. He was charged with a DUI after registering between a .294 and .30 blood alcohol level. That is nearly four times the legal limit in Florida. The video shows cops pulling over Johnny …

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NYC’s Trump Cultist “Naked Cowboy” Hurls Anti-Gay Slur At Cop During Florida Panhandling Arrest [VIDEO]

Click Orlando reports: Robert Burck, 50, who’s better known for wearing nothing but underwear, cowboy boots and a hat as he plays his guitar at Times Square in New York City, was taken into custody Saturday on a panhandling charge during Daytona Beach’s Bike Week. “So the blacks can walk around and take tips all day long?” Burck said in …

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Florida Republicans Move To Restrict Mail Ballots

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: While Florida received praise from all corners for its nearly flawless performance on election night, which included getting mail-in ballots counted before nearly any other state, lawmakers are looking to make it harder to get a mail ballot and harder to get those ballots submitted. Republican Sen. Dennis Baxley’s [photo] SB90, which would require people to …

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Trump Requests MAIL BALLOT For Local FL Election

The Palm Beach Post reports: Former President Donald Trump is set to fulfill his civic duty as a private citizen and vote in the town of Palm Beach’s municipal election. Despite his false claims about mail voting during the 2020 election cycle, Trump requested a mail ballot on Friday for the third time in his Palm Beach County voter history. …

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DeSantis: Chatter About 2024 WH Run Is “Premature”

Florida Politics reports: Florida’s Governor started out his week on familiar turf: a friendly interview with Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel. Gov. Ron DeSantis revisited an increasingly familiar topic:  a post-pandemic political future that could include a run for President of the United States. The Governor did not rule out a presidential bid in 2024, in what …

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Hospital Contradicts DeSantis On Wealthy Vaccine Site

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: Baptist Health on Friday disputed Gov. Ron DeSantis’ claim that his administration had nothing to do with the decision to send 1,200 COVID vaccine doses to Ocean Reef Club, the luxury Key Largo community at the center of controversy over whether the wealthy received privileged access to vaccines. The governor made the claim at a …

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FL Covidiots Rally For Arrested Gym Owner [VIDEO]

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: A South Florida gym owner is facing jail time for violating a county ordinance over the summer that required gyms and businesses to mandate masks in their premises. Mike Carnevale, the owner of Fitness 1440 in Plantation, was arrested three times over the summer and appeared before a judge Thursday. He is facing several charges …

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Police Reports Catalogue Covidiot Abuses At Disney

The Orlando Sentinel reports: At Disney World, visitors are required to have their temperatures checked and they must wear masks at the four theme parks, hotels and Disney Springs. Many have praised Disney for putting strict rules in place and devoting employees to enforce them during the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 31,000 Floridians. But Orange County Sheriff’s …

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Trump Lists Oceanfront Palm Beach Mansion For $49M

The New York Post reports: A company registered to Donald Trump and his family is selling their Palm Beach oceanfront abode for a whopping $49 million. The estate sits next door to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, where the former president currently resides. The buyer of the estate would have access to a full membership at the golf club, a perk available …

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DeSantis Gave Vax To Another Wealthy Donor Enclave

The Washington Post reports: Last week, former Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) was inspired to donate a quarter-million dollars to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s war chest. The hefty donation came about a month after Rauner’s ultrawealthy and exclusive community on the northern tip of Key Largo received enough coronavirus vaccine doses for 1,200 residents over the age of 65, according …

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FL Republicans Unveil Slate Of Bills To Battle Sea Rise

Axios reports: Florida lawmakers unveiled a suite of bills at USF’s St. Petersburg campus on Friday aimed at preparing the state for flooding caused by climate change-induced sea-level rise. A study released by the First Street Foundation last week found that Florida accounts for the nation’s heaviest concentration of expected economic loss due to residential flood risk, at nearly $8 …

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