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Florida Republicans Put Party Before Florida Jobs

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Florida Republicans Put Party Before Florida Jobs Florida Republicans Stay Silent on Trump Administration's Move to Halt Obama Order that Rewards Entrepreneurs and Creates Jobs   An executive order by the Obama Administration--that rewards entrepreneurs and creates American jobs--was slated to take effect this July. Instead, the Trump administration has delayed what is colloquially referred to as a "startup visa" for further review.   Business leaders, especially from the tech community, have decried this move as detrimental to job creation a…

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Updated: Florida Democrats Leadership Blue Agenda and RSVP

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Updated: Florida Democrats Leadership Blue Agenda and RSVP  Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bill Nelson, DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake and Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson headline Leadership Blue Weekend   The Florida Democratic Party will hold its annual Leadership Blue event on Saturday, June 17th. The event will bring together Democrats from across the state. FDP will host several panels and forums throughout the day in advance of the evening gala.    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Se…

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Scott Makes It Official, Sells Out Florida’s Public Schools

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Scott Makes It Official, Sells Out Florida’s Public Schools  In response to Rick Scott signing the legislature's disaster of an education bill, HB7069, Florida Democratic Party Communications Director Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:  "There are no words. By signing HB7069, Rick Scott and Tallahassee Republicans have declared war on our public schools. This bill is a national disgrace and was universally regarded by school boards and superintendents to be a death knell for public education. Scott and Corcoran are caric…

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Florida Dems Highlight Governor Scott’s Self-Serving Special Session

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Florida Dems Highlight Governor Scott’s Self-Serving Special Session   The Florida Democratic Party today held a press conference call featuring Representative Shevrin Jones and Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez to highlight Governor Scott’s self-serving special session. On the call, Representative Jones and Senator Rodriguez spoke about the latest effort by Governor Scott and Tallahassee Republicans to push their own political agenda at the expense of hardworking Floridians.   From Representative Shevrin Jones: “Governor Scott is no…

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Rick Scott and Donald Trump Will Leave Florida Underwater

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Rick Scott and Donald Trump Will Leave Florida Underwater   MIAMI, FL - Today, when asked about his thoughts on Donald Trump's exit of the Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Rick Scott--once again--came to Trump's rescue​ at the expense of Floridians.   This blatant disregard of fact-based, scientific consensus comes at a time when no one has been been appointed to head FEMA or NOAA, and Trump is proposing to cut millions from climate research and disaster relief.   Florida is the number one state in the country at risk from clima…

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Rick Scott's Backroom Budget Fails Florida Families

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Rick Scott's Backroom Budget Fails Florida Families   Today, Governor Rick Scott announced a backroom budget deal negotiated with Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron.   Scott's budget fails Florida's working families and instead funnels taxpayer dollars to Scott and Corcoran's corporate lackeys.   Millions of dollars will be dedicated to Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida, Scott's slush funds for corporate welfare, and millions more will be funneled to for-profit charter schools at the cost of local projects that benefit Florid…

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Florida Democrats Condemn Break from Paris Climate Agreement

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Florida Democrats Condemn Break from Paris Climate Agreement    MIAMI, FL - Today, Donald Trump failed America and the international community by withdrawing  from the Paris Climate Agreement.   America's international allies, business leaders, and community leaders all urged Donald Trump to maintain America's commitment to the Paris Agreement.    Donald Trump's decision to reject fact-based, scientific consensus puts Florida's economy, health and well-being at serious risk.On the first day of hurricane season, Flor…

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Adam Putnam Continues to Deflect, Refuses to Answer Questions on Climate Change

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Adam Putnam Continues to Deflect, Refuses to Answer Questions on Climate Change    Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and as usual, Adam Putnam refuses to take a stand or even make a comment against Trump's actions to destroy environmental protections that are vital to Florida's economy and way of life. When asked about the state's role in lowering carbon dioxide emissions, Adam Putnam deflected the question, ultimately kicking the can down the road by replying "let's see what the federal government does." The…

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Florida Democratic Party Honors Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day

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​Florida Democratic Party Honors Fallen Veterans on Memorial Day   Today the Florida Democratic Party joins the nation to honor Memorial Day in remembrance of the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for our Freedom.   “Our country is a beacon of light around the world because of the sacrifices of the men and women serving in our armed forces. These patriots selflessly fought for our freedom and democracy” said FDP Chair Stephen Bittel. “Let us all take this day to honor our military personnel and their families, es…

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