TALLAHASSEE TAKES AIM AT CRUISE SHIP VOTE

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A bill making its way through the Florida Legislature’s committee process seems written to target Key West’s voter-approved cruise ship reductions — and the ordinances the city...

JIM MOONEY & 3 CHALLENGERS VIE FOR FLORIDA HOUSE SEAT

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Florida State Rep. Jim Mooney ventured from the Southernmost district to Tallahassee for the start of a 60-day legislative session on Jan. 11. Mooney enters the second...

INCUMBENT JIM MOONEY AND 3 CHALLENGERS VIE FOR FLORIDA HOUSE SEAT

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Florida State Rep. Jim Mooney ventured from the Southernmost district to Tallahassee for the start of a 60-day legislative session on Jan. 11. Mooney enters the second...

STATE-MANDATED PARENTAL CONTROL OVER SEX EDUCATION BEGINS IN KEYS SCHOOLS

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Legislation that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law back in June giving parents more control over the sexual education of their children is now being carried...

DESANTIS’ BUDGET PROPOSAL INVESTS IN TEACHERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT & ENVIRONMENT

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed $99.7 billion budget seeks to invest more in the environment, raise pay for law enforcement and teachers and fully fund programs for...

2021’S TOP STORIES FROM THE UPPER KEYS

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Construction of new facilities, acquisition of an iconic lighthouse off the Islamorada shores and the closure of one of the Keys only remaining box stores highlighted a...

STATE REP. JIM MOONEY SEEKS $20M ANNUAL ALLOCATION FOR STEWARDSHIP ACT

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Less than a month remains before a 60-day session of policy and funding discussions in Tallahassee begins. Coming off his first year in office, state Rep. Jim...
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KEYS OFFICIALS MAKE WISH LIST AS STATE SESSION NEARS

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State Rep. Jim Mooney and state Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez met with municipalities up and down the Keys via Zoom on Sept. 28 to hear their requests...

STATE REP. MOONEY ANNOUNCES STAFF FOR UPCOMING SESSION

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State Rep. James Mooney Jr. recently announced his staff for the upcoming legislative session. The office includes the addition of longtime Upper Keys residents Lee Young as...

E-WHAT? FLORIDA LAW IMPOSES PENALTIES ON BUSINESSES FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

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It was one of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign promises when he was running for office in 2018. In 2019, the Florida legislature passed into state law...