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Florida could end unanimous jury requirement for executions | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republican legislators, at the governor’s urging, introduced legislation to allow the jury to choose the death penalty with only eight of the 12 jurors in favor, which would make Florida the only state to use that standard. Only three states out of the 27 that impose the death penalty do not require unanimity. Alabama allows […]

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City Council

City Council to reopen JEA committee to find out if Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber misled council investigators | #citycouncil

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville City Council President Terrance Freeman on Wednesday said he plans to reopen a special investigatory committee on the attempted sale of JEA after emails and text messages that contradict statements by sitting Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber recently surfaced. Cumber is a Republican currently running to become Jacksonville’s next mayor. “In order to […]

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Mayor

Mayor Ken Welch, St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s providential for me to be mayor at a time when the city wants to redevelop some 86 acres that represent the second displacement of the Black community, which was done in the pursuit of baseball and what ultimately became Tropicana Field. That uprooted a thousand residents, businesses and churches in the Gas Plant area. […]

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Mayor

Mayor Dyer speaking nationally on mass shooting response

ORLANDO, Fla. — City leaders from across the country are in Washington DC this week for talks on how to best help and support their fellow mayors. And, in the center of it, leading discussions on a big safety topic, is Orlando’s mayor Buddy Dyer. He’s being called on for expertise in ‘responding to mass […]

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Mayor

Ousted challenger plans recall petition against West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James

Rodney Mayo says he’s angry Mayor Keith James gets another term with no challenger.”Without having to spend a dime or go to one debate or facing me or by a vote of the residents of the city,” said Mayo.In his lawsuit to get Mayo kicked off the ballot, James produced evidence showing Mayo owns a […]

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Alabama

Biden struggles to confirm judges in the South and thwart Trump’s impact | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have moved quickly to appoint scores of judges during the past two years, outpacing former President Donald Trump, but they have stalled in the South. The dearth of nominees offered in southern states, notably where both US senators are Republican, threatens to undercut Biden’s large-scale effort to […]

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Arkansas

From Trump to governor: Sanders prepares to take on new role

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After running a campaign heavily focused on national politics and her time as President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she wants to keep her attention on Arkansas as she takes charge as the state’s 47th governor. Sanders will be sworn in Tuesday, becoming the first woman governor of […]

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Arkansas

Florida official tapped to lead Arkansas education agency

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Incoming Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday named a top Florida schools official as her pick to lead the state’s education agency, the latest signal of the direction of the Republican’s nascent administration. Sanders tapped Jacob Oliva, a senior chancellor at the Florida Department of Education, to serve as […]

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Alabama

DeSantis joins Republican governors’ call to end COVID-19 emergency declaration | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis last week joined 24 other Republican governors in asking President Joe Biden to end a COVID-19 emergency declaration that has helped lead to a surge in enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program. The governors sent a letter that urged Biden to allow a federal “public health emergency” to expire in […]

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