Florida ag commissioner fuming over EPA firefighter equipment grab

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

BURNING QUESTIONS: Several Kansas city managers say a pending IRS decision wouldn't derail volunteer fire departments, but could cause problems with rural response agreements.

Adam Putnam is red hot over the Obama administration’s environmental priorities.

As Florida’s commissioner of agriculture, Putnam oversees the state’s forest service and 1 million acres of land. Fighting forest fires is one of its key responsibilities.

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Democratic candidate gets $225,000 boost from sole super PAC donor, his dad

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A congressional candidate in Florida is getting a boost from a super political action committee with one donor, which happens to be his dad.
But there’s a twist.
Gabriel Rothblatt’s father, Martine, used to be Martin Rothblatt before undergoing gender reassignment surgery. She — Martine — founded Sirius Satellite Radio and a Maryland-based biotech [...]

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Guatemala’s president: $2 billion ought to help border crisis

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Florida, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina says $2 billion in federal aid and other U.S. investment in Central America could help end the flood of migrants across the U.S. southern border.

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Florida schools get ready for flood of border kids

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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With more than 51,000 unaccompanied Central American children already here, and more expected to come, school officials are asking the federal government for help.

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Heads-up Congress: Following the money just got a little easier

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

TRANSPARENCY: Thanks to OpenSecrets.org, access to personal financial disclosures for members of Congress have never been more timely.

Following the money in politics just got a little easier.

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A $17.6 billion VA fix through the eyes of a FL Afghan war vet

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Charlie Adams is an Afghanistan veteran who’s thankful he has private insurance. “It’s an absolute bureaucracy,” he said of the VA system.

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