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‘TIME FLIES’– In final year, Raschein ready to bring back funding, pass key bills - Holly Merrill Raschein sitting at a table using a laptop - Public Relations

‘TIME FLIES’– In final year, Raschein ready to bring back funding, pass key bills

As the old saying goes, “time flies when you’re having fun. “ For state Rep. Holly Raschein, it couldn’t be truer from her beginnings as a legislative...
State policy seems to be moving away from ‘home rule’ - A close up of a sign - Duval County Tax Collector

Bills linger as end of session approaches

Legislative session in Tallahassee comes to a close May 3, and bills in the House and Senate are learning their fate. Here are a few notable bills...
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First they came for straws, then plastic bags: state legislation going after local laws

It’s funny, almost. Florida legislators and Key West city officials are using the exact same argument on opposite sides of the issue to prove their point. Key...
State policy seems to be moving away from ‘home rule’ - A close up of a sign - Duval County Tax Collector

State policy seems to be moving away from ‘home rule’

By Sara Matthis and Jim McCarthy Home rule is the ability of local governments — think the City of Key West or Monroe County — to tailor laws...
Keys contingent speak with state leaders - A group of people in a room - Key West

Keys contingent speak with state leaders

Locals hear two Keys-specific bills introduced at the Capitol More than 75 ambassadors from Monroe County invaded Tallahassee this week for “Florida Keys Day” at the state capital....
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