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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Grassroots groups says 21 Dems are champions of middle class

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three grassroots groups — Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes — named 21 Democrats as “Champions of Florida's Middle Class,” Thursday. “In an environment where virtually every issue of...
  • Senate takes first step on Medicaid alternative

     
    Drawing support from senators on both sides of the political aisle, the Senate on Thursdsay unveiled its first stab at a plan that could allow Florida to claim billions of dollars in new federal healthcare money without expanding the state's troubled...
  • Boca Raton redistricting hearing packed; many angry at Legislature

     
    BOCA RATON ??? Dozens of South Floridians turned out Tuesday to blast the way the Florida Legislature is going about crafting new districts for the state House, state Senate, and Congress. ???It???s a disgrace,??? said Joyce Salomon of Coral Springs.........
  • Black List 2011: The complete list of Hollywood's hottest scripts

     
    Black List 2011: The complete list of Hollywood's hottest scripts...
  • Cannon: We can walk and chew gum. Gaetz: Where are we walking?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A majority of the Florida Senate is pushing to delay passing a budget until later in the spring when economic conditions might ameliorate the need for deeper cuts to health-care or other services. Senate President-designate Don Gaetz,...
  • Senate to move ahead with prison privatization plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel opened the door Wednesday to give the Senate a second shot at privatizing 29 prisons in South Florida and eliminate some of the obstacles that led a Tallahassee judge to reject a similar plan this summer. The Senate...
  • Today in Tallahassee: Private prison companies, jobs, sewage, budgets

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers plan to keep discussing prisons, jobs, the courts, drugs and budgets today. The House Economic Affairs Committee leads things off at 8:30 a.m. with a dozen bills on the agenda, including an onsite sewage treatment...
  • Siplin asks for special prosecutor in Trayvon Martin case

     
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, flanked by other lawmakers, asked Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Trayvon Martin's death. The unarmed 17-year-old was shot Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman,...
  • Trayvon Martin death: How did Stand Your Ground pass Senate 39-0?

     
    Thirty-nine yeas, zero nays. Hard to believe that such a bad bill could have been approved unanimously, but it was. When the so-called Stand Your Ground bill went to a vote in the Florida Senate on March 25, 2005, the......
  • Lawmakers make rounds on talks shows on Trayvon Martin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are making the rounds on national news channels to discuss the Trayvon Martin House Democratic Leader Designate Perry Thurston appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell last night to talk about Gov....
  • Senate Dem Smith creating stand-your-ground task force

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the fervor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case and the stand-your-ground law reaching a tipping point, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed his own task force to study the impact of the law. &#...