Linda Stewart, Amy Mercado introduce bills to protect bears, their food and habitat

As state Rep. Amy Mercado declared Florida’s now annual black bear hunt as a “slaughter,” she and fellow Orlando Democrat

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Amy Mercado, Victor Torres seek ‘parent abuse’ reporting system

Concerned that there are under-the-radar problems with teen children abusing parents, state Rep. Amy Mercado is seeking to create a

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Central Florida House members call on Marco Rubio to protect illegal immigrants

In front of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio‘s office Tuesday morning, Sen. Victor Torres and Reps. Amy Mercado and Carlos Guillermo Smith

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Central Florida reps pleased with tourism, health care subcommittee chairs

While no one from Central Florida will be chairing full committees in the Florida House of Representatives this spring, several

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Final round-up of the money race in Central Florida’s legislative races

Democrats are still in a strong position for Orlando’s three Senate seats, with Republican Realtor Dean Asher still the only

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Women’s groups see Hillary Clinton having skirt-tails to help Stephanie Murphy, other women

Is it Hillary Clinton or the whole women’s and feminist movement at the top of the Democrats’ ticket on Tuesday?

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Here’s where sh*t stands in Orlando’s legislative races

There’s a strong possibility Democrats could sweep all three Orlando Senate seats, though Republican Dean Asher is still far ahead

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