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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

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  • Senate passes controversial elections bill

    The Florida Senate passed a massive overhaul of state election law by a 25-13 vote Thursday that would make changes to early voting, limit a voter's ability to change his or her address or name at the polls and set up a presidential primary committee. Sen. Mig
  • Legislature sends elections-law re-write to governor

    TALLAHASSEE – With head-spinning speed, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature passed a broad election-law overhaul Thursday that shortens the two-week window for early voting and places new restrictions on third-party registration groups....

    Hispanic caucus comes against immigration bill

    The Florida Hispanic Caucus this week stated its opposition to the immigration reform bills before the Legislature. The Senate version passed Wednesday with a 23-16 vote. All three Hispanics in the Florida Senate voted Wednesday against the immigration...

    Responses pour in over election bill

    Responses to the new election law from politicos across Florida are pouring in. Here are a few. FOR THE BILL Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami: “I applaud Governor Scott for signing HB1355 this afternoon. Under previous law, it was too easy...

    Judge: Lawmakers, staff don’t have to answer questions about voting-rights bill

    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Friday ruled that four senators and two staff members do not have to testify as part of lawsuit challenging a new Florida election law that opponents say makes it...