Bill banning steroid use for racing dogs passes House panel

A bill banning the use of anabolic steroids on racing greyhounds was overwhelmingly approved by the Florida House Tourism and

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Carlos Smith, Jeff Clemens introduce decriminalize pot bills

Orlando Democratic state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Lake Worth Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens want people to stop going

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Young Dems’ guns debate pits ‘fundamental rights’ versus ‘compelling reasons’

A gun laws debate featuring staunch 2nd Amendment Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon and irrepressible “common-sense reforms” Democrat state Rep.

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Carlos Guillermo Smith, Gary Farmer seek to repeal ‘Docs vs. Glocks’

With Florida’s 2011 law forbidding doctors from talking to patients about guns struck down in federal appeals court, state Rep.

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Scott Plakon, Carlos Smith to dual in Young Dems’ guns panel

State Reps. Scott Plakon and Carlos Guillermo Smith – opposite sides on most gun rights debate in Tallahassee – will

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Florida to legislate free speech on college campuses?

The issue of free speech on college campuses reached its nadir earlier this month, when protests regarding the appearance of far-right

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Red-light camera ban clears final House committee

A House bill to ban red-light cameras cleared its final committee Tuesday and is ready for a floor vote when

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Ridesharing bill advances 21-1 in Florida House Committee

A bill to create statewide regulations for ridesharing companies easily advanced in its last committee stop Tuesday in the Florida

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Florida looks to expand gun rights in wake of Pulse shooting

Florida Republicans are more determined than ever to pass bills expanding gun rights in the wake of the deadly Pulse

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Carlos Smith, Alexandra Miller, Dana Young push new greyhound bill, banning steroids

Decrying that racing dog owners are “doping greyhounds,” state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith joined state Rep. Alexandra Miller and Dana

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NRA declares League of Women Voters as ‘gun ban organization’

Citing email obtained through open-records requests, NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer declared the League of Women Voters of Florida as “Florida’s newest

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Puerto Rico crisis panel brings it home to Florida

The social fallout from Puerto Rico’s multi-fasceted financial crisis must be dealt with in more immediate ways in Central Florida

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Carlos Guillermo Smith’s ‘Restore Our Bright Futures’ act aims to help more students go to college

Carlos Guillermo Smith, a UCF graduate himself, wants you to have more access to higher education – that’s why his

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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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Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, I-4, Sanford Burnham, water quality, Pulse, on Central Florida lawmakers’ minds

As they prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session, Central Florida lawmakers are looking out for help for the emerging Advanced

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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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Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues

The national Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is going up with digital video commercials in Florida to support several gay

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Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund internet videos to support LGBT state candidates; pushes gun issues

The national Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund is going up with digital video commercials in Florida to support several gay

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Carlos Guillermo Smith not taking independent opponent Shea Silverman for granted

Democratic House District 49 nominee Carlos Guillermo Smith never drew a political party opponent in his quest to win Florida

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Pride Fund endorses Linda Stewart, Beth Tuura and Carlos Guillermo Smith in state races

A fairly new organization combining gay rights and gun law concerns that was inspired into existence by the June 12 Pulse

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Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly, to kick off anti-gun tour in Orlando

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona and her husband former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly plan to kick off a

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