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A whopping $330,000 — that’s how much prosecutors said sham charity One Door for Education spent on nine events connected to former Congresswoman Corrine Brown between 2012 and 2015.

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Abortion laws, felon voting rights and open elections are all issues Jacksonville residents would like to see addressed in the Florida Constitution. That’s what they told the state’s Constitutional Revision Committee Thursday at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Every 20 years, a state constitutional revision commission meets to propose changes to the document after holding public hearings across the state. This year marks the third time this commission has assembled.


Florida legislative leaders are at a “stalemate” over a new state budget with time running out.

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Rep. Tracie Davis, D-Jacksonville, once ran against Mike Hogan for Duval Elections Supervisor. While Hogan won, the two are at odds over Davis’ bill offering voters an additional option for early voting.

Davis is Duval’s former Deputy Supervisor of Elections and worked for the office in varying roles for 14 years. Her bill would allow voters to drop off mail-in ballots at any early voting site in their county. Currently, Duval voters can only mail them in or take them to the elections office downtown.


Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, is officially out of the Florida legislature. Artiles has resigned just days after saying that he would not not step down, and announcing plans to run for re-election.  He has been under fire for insulting his colleagues during a not-so-private conversation earlier in the week.

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