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John Thrasher

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  • Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote

    Broward Democrat 'disgusted' with fellow party members over Tallahassee abortion vote
    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter took to twitter Tuesday to express great concerns over the latest abortion restrictions moving through the Florida Legislature. Ritter, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, aimed some of her...
  • FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides

    FSU presidency: John Thrasher will be interviewed first, a divided search committee decides
    State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, will be interviewed first for the top job at Florida State University, the university's presidential search committee decided today. By a 15 to 9 vote, the panel followed the recommendation of its search...
  • Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports

    Sen. Thrasher nominated for FSU president by former university president, newspaper reports
    A former FSU president thinks the university's next president should be state Sen. John Thrasher, the Tallahasse Democrat is reporting. The paper said former president Sandy D'Alemberte has written a letter nominating Thrasher -- a powerful Republican...
  • Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks

    Decoupling surfaces again in legislature, then tanks
     For a minute there, it looked as though decoupling might still make it.  Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, attempted to amend her greyhound injury reporting bill Tuesday afternoon, suggesting that decoupling be added. That's the idea that card rooms and...
  • Rick Scott launches $2.2M ad buy to talk about families

    Rick Scott launches $2.2M ad buy to talk about families
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is launching the televised version of his campaign this week with a $2.2 million advertisement buy that highlights the downtrodden tale of his childhood, which he also played up in his session-opening speech to...
  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students

    Senate panel approves new scholarship plan for disabled students
    A new scholarship program that would allow students with significant disabilities to attend private school or access private services won approval from a Florida Senate budget panel today. The revised version of the bill creates a new choice option for...
  • Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes

    Committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote

    Arcades, Internet cafe bill sent to gov in 36-4 Senate vote
    TALLAHASSEE – South Florida senior arcades are likely going out of business. Lawmakers sent a measure to Gov. Rick Scott Thursday that would outlaw Internet cafes, senior arcades and maquinitas. "There is nothing in this bill that is going to...
  • Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate

    Panel sends bill to shutter adult arcades to full Senate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite pleas from senior citizens and arcade owners, a Florida Senate panel voted unanimously Tuesday to shutter Internet cafes, adult arcades and South Florida maquinitas. "We do not allow gambling in the state of Florida unless enacted...
  • Top GOP senator says senate wants to find solution for low-income uninsured

    TALLAHASSEE -- A leading Senate Republican said that the Senate is looking for ways to get the more than 800,000 low-income uninsured population, who would qualify for Medicaid if the state expanded the program under the Affordable Care Act, health  care....