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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla

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  • Clemens files bills to limit number of amendments on the ballot

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, has filed legislation that would limit the number of amendments on an election ballot to three. The move comes two months after the controversial November election where voters stood in lines for...
  • Lawmakers with the biggest CCEs now backing reforms

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said last week he wanted to curb the “fillet Mignon lifestyle” some lawmakers are living courtesy of political funds called “committees of continuous existence” that ...
  • Embattled election supervisors get their day in Tally

     
    TALLAHASSEE – County election supervisors taking heat for last fall’s elections woes pointed the finger Monday at two sources of confusion and angst outside of their control — the length of last fall’s ballot and limits on early...
  • Senate advancing its own campaign-finance reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A Senate panel advanced its own campaign-finance bill (SB 1382) Monday in an attempt to provide more transparency to fundraising and crack down on lawmakers' perceived abuses of political slush funds. The House and Senate are playing...
  • Democrats raised cash liberally from Allied groups

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
  • Senate Democrats try and fail to ‘upgrade’ Florida’s election system

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate is poised to pass an election reform inspired by last year's criticized elections, but will likely do so without the votes of minority-party Democrats who object the fix doesn't completely solve all the problems....
  • The most important legislative races in Florida

     
    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...
  • 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....
  • 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...