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  • Rick Scott Refuses To Extend Florida's Voter Registration Due To Hurricane
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTRick Scott Refuses To Extend Florida’s Voter Registration Due To Hurricane“Everybody’s had a lot of time to register.” 10/06/2016 08:47 pm ET | Updated Oct 07, 2016Mollie Reilly Deputy Politics Editor, The Huffington PostFlorida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refuses to extend his state’s voter registration deadline because of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm approaching the U.S. southeast coast. The storm, predicted to be the strongest to make landfall in the U.S. in more than a decade... Read more

  • Scott won't extend voter registration deadline as Hurricane Matthew threatens state
    Posted in In the News on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICOScott won't extend voter registration deadline as Hurricane Matthew threatens stateBy MATT DIXON and MARC CAPUTO 10/06/16 09:22 PM EDTTALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the chairman of the super PAC backing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has refused to extend the Tuesday deadline for voter registration as requested by Hillary Clinton’s campaign due to Hurricane Matthew.“Everybody has had a lot of time to register,” Scott said during a storm update Thursday night in the state’s... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lamar Smith Team Up on Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors
    Posted in In the News on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSDebbie Wasserman Schultz, Lamar Smith Team Up on Housing for Domestic Violence SurvivorsBy KEVIN DERBYOctober 4, 2016 - 6:15pmLast week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., one of Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s top allies, teamed up with a fierce critic of the Democratic nominee to propose altering the Fair Housing Act to protect domestic violence survivors and sexual assault victims. The Florida Democrat teamed up with U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas... Read more

  • Questions Remain As To How, When Federal Zika Funds Will Be Distributed To Florida
    Posted in In the News on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    WLRNQuestions Remain As To How, When Federal Zika Funds Will Be Distributed To FloridaBy SASCHA CORDNER • SEP 30, 2016A measure signed into law by President Obama includes money to help combat the Zika virus. Florida is expected to be one of the areas to get a large amount of the funds. That’s in addition to the millions of dollars in state money Governor Rick Scott has already set aside in the Zika fight. But, questions now remain about when and how the funds will be distributed to help affecte... Read more

  • Will this revised Zika bill overcome its partisan past?
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    McClatchy DC Bureau / Miami HeraldWill this revised Zika bill overcome its partisan past?BY JAMES ROSENjrosen@mcclatchydc.comSenate Republican leaders revealed what they called a breakthrough in Zika funding Thursday under renewed pressure from Florida lawmakers and mayors to break a seven-month political impasse.Democrats, however, said disputes over funding other urgent needs could still block any final deal, with the Zika money now part of a larger appropriations measure meant to fund the fed... Read more

  • Gov. Scott: Florida To Use $25M For Zika Vaccine, Research
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WFOR CBS MIAMIGov. Scott: Florida To Use $25M For Zika Vaccine, ResearchSeptember 22, 2016 3:08 PMMIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Rick Scott is using his emergency powers to direct $25 million in state money to help develop a Zika vaccine meant to battle the spread of the virus that’s been linked to birth defects.Scott – who has been lashing out at the federal government for failing to pass a bill that includes Zika funding – says the money will be used exclusively on Zika research, includin... Read more

  • South Florida mayors head to Capitol Hill to press Congress for Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVNSouth Florida mayors head to Capitol Hill to press Congress for Zika fundingFlorida legislators band together in Zika fightMiami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine met with Florida legislatures Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., to press Congress for more funds to combat the Zika virus in South Florida."Today's meeting further proves that Florida legislators from both parties and elected leaders at all levels are taking this issue seriously," U.S. Rep. Ca... Read more

  • Local, state government officials meet in DC to fight against Zika
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Local, state government officials meet in DC to fight against Zika(WSVN) – Local and state government officials met on Capitol Hill, Thursday, in an effort to urge Congress to pass additional anti-Zika funding.Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine met with representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Curbelo in Washington, D.C. to continue lobbying for funding.They are urging Congress to finally pass a long-... Read more

  • South Florida Mayors Join Congressional Delegation in Push For Zika Funding
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    NBC MiamiSouth Florida Mayors Join Congressional Delegation in Push For Zika FundingOne week after a visit from Governor Rick Scott in an effort to secure funds to fight Zika, members of South Florida’s Congressional delegation met with two local mayors who have been dealing first hand with the fight against the virus.Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine were in Washington D.C. to meet with a bipartisan group of U.S. Representative from five districts – Democrats D... Read more

  • Breakthrough seen in Washington in Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami HeraldBreakthrough seen in Washington in Zika funding@jamesmartinroseSenate negotiators revealed a breakthrough in Zika funding Thursday under renewed pressure from Florida lawmakers and mayors to break a seven-month political impasse over the aid.Just a few hours after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine met with South Florida members of Congress and visited the White House to push for the stalled Zika money, the Senate released a draft appropriations bill ... Read more