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State Representative Raises Awareness of Gun Violence in Miami-Dade.  State Representative Kionne McGhee will accompany the mother of Noricia Talabert to the South Dade High School senior prom this evening in her daughter’s honor. Talabert was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Miami-Dade County last fall and was set to graduate this Spring.
Senator Anitere Flores (R-FL) was recently endorsed by the Florida Professional Firefighters Association in her campaign for State Senate. The Florida Professional Firefighters is a State Association chartered by the International Association of Firefighters, which is comprised of 150 local affiliates and councils totaling over 24,000 firefighters and emergency service personnel.
Today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved by a 7-3 vote an anti-discrimination resolution <http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=160879&file=true&yearFolder=Y2016> presented by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The item calls for county leadership to actively recruit organizations and businesses that have boycotted North Carolina and Mississippi due to their recently passed discriminatory laws against LGBT people. The resolution also directs the mayor to study the feasibility of a ban on official county travel to both states. County staff will also work with the Commissioner to determine what limitations to purchasing goods and services from those states can also be implemented. The administration has 90 days to complete the report.
Florida homeowners now have better and more options to protect their property and avoid the financial consequences of lender-forced property insurance coverage. Rep. Hazelle Rogers, serving on behalf of the Broward County Legislative Delegation and with a host of advocates and stakeholders, worked with the state-created Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to change rules and ease the way to a solution for at-risk consumers.
Recently, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. He released the following statement about his experience: "This week I visited the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay – a critical military and national security asset serving key roles in the war on terrorism, drug and migrant interdiction, and as a strategic forward base for the Atlantic Fleet.
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