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BREAKING NEWS: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO VOID KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP REDUCTION

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The Florida Senate on Thursday passed the bill that voids Key West's initiative to significantly reduce the number of cruise ships that can visit the island city. Senate...

KEY WEST’S CRUISE SHIP REDUCTIONS LOOK LESS LIKELY

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Both sides of Key West’s cruise ship debate descended April 14 on Tallahassee, where a final senate committee approved a bill that voids Key West’s vote to...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CRUISE SHIP PROPONENT USED TO BE ‘ONE OF THE GOOD...

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I won’t take up too much of your ink on the curious claims made by Ed Swift in his recent letter. He says he has no financial...

LETTER TO EDITOR: CRUISE SHIP OPPONENTS MISLED KEY WEST VOTERS

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Last week, Arlo Haskell, treasurer of Safer Cleaner Ships, wrote a letter about the state legislative bills that would void Key West's vote for “Safer, Cleaner Ships.” ...

KEY WEST IS LOSING ITS CRUISE CONTROL BATTLE

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The bill that would undo Key West’s vote to limit cruise ships took another step forward Wednesday morning, when another state senate committee approved Senate Bill 426,...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: STATE TAKEOVER OF PORT COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES

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Key West has controlled its own waterfront for almost 200 years. But if two bills pending in the state capitol become law, the state of Florida would...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LEGISLATION WOULD NOT GIVE THE STATE CONTROL OF OUR PORT

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As a native Key Wester, and local ships’ agent, I want to share why Senate Bill 426 and House Bill 267 are a vital protection for Florida’s...

COUNTY COMMISSION BACKS KEY WEST VOTERS, OPPOSES STATE BILL TO VOID CRUISE SHIP LIMITS

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With no discussion and a unanimous vote, the Monroe County commissioners on March 17 approved a resolution by Commissioner Craig Cates to oppose a proposed state bill...

WILL CRUISE SHIPS RETURN TO KEY WEST?

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A state legislator’s attempt to nullify a Key West referendum on cruise ships moved a step closer to passage on March 10. A majority of Key West voters...

BREAKING NEWS: FLA. SENATOR FILES BILL THAT WOULD VOID KEY WEST’S NEW CRUISE SHIP...

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A senator from Bradenton, Florida filed a bill late Tuesday that, if passed, will void Key West’s newly approved cruise ship limitations. Republican Senator Jim Boyd has proposed...