DeSantis Picks Vape Shops Over Kids’ Health

  by: E. Eugene Webb PhD, from Bay Post Internet In a  Sept. 8 video message Governor Ron DeSantis called raising the age to 21 to purchase tobacco products in Florida superfluous since it’s already mandated by federal law. The  bill which DeSantis vetoed Senate Bill 810 would have largely …

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Move to Amend: Reversing Citizens United and Beyond

  By Beth Eriksen Shoup, Contributor Today marks the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling, striking down limits on independent corporate spending in elections. It also marks the anniversary of the founding of Move to Amend, a group that sprang up to fight corporate …

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Hillsborough Progressives Reject Janet Cruz

    By Jim Bleyer When the Democratic Progressive Caucus issued its endorsements this week, one prominent name was omitted: Janet Cruz. Call it payback for the term-limited Cruz’ reprehensible power play last February when she muscled progressive Bob Buesing out of the race to challenge Republican State Sen. Dana …

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What Chris King Has Done that Ron DeSantis Hasn’t: Evolve

        By Jim Bleyer   Bereft of substantive policy positions and concrete accomplishment, Ron DeSantis has allied himself with groups and individuals that espouse racial and religious hatred.  Starting with his post-primary day  “monkey it up” dog whistle, DeSantis has unashamedly courted bigoted extremists to his flailing …

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The Grossly Cynical, Hypocritical Campaign of Janet Cruz

  By Jim Bleyer When State Rep. Janet Cruz jumped into a Florida Senate race against incumbent Republican Dana Young, she told Tampa voters she was motivated to run because of the February school shootings in Parkland. The term-limited House minority leader had previously filed to run for a seat …

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