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  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Florida roundup

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    Florida is holding elections, including for state legislative offices, on Nov. 7, 2023, and Aug. 20, 2024. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Below is a selection of responses from…

  • Seven new candidates declare in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked seven new state-level candidates in Florida between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1. This was seven more candidates than the prior week.  Four of those candidates are Democrats and three are Republicans.  The seven candidates are running for state legislature in 2024. Details on five of these candidates are below: Since the beginning of…

  • Florida minimum wage to increase from $11 to $12 on Sept. 30

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    Florida’s minimum wage will increase by $1, from $11.00 per hour to $12.00 per hour, on Sept. 30, 2023. The increase is due to a 2020 initiative, known as Amendment 2, which was approved with 61% of voters in favor and 39% of voters opposed. The amendment was designed to raise the state’s minimum wage,…

  • Five new candidates declare in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked five new state-level candidates in Florida between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17. This was three more candidates than the prior week.  Three of those candidates are Democrats, one is a Republican, and one is a Libertarian. The five candidates are running for the state legislature in 2024. Details on these candidates are below: …

  • Recall election roundup: Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked one new recall effort against a local official in Florida from Sept. 4-10, bringing the yearly statewide total to six efforts against five officials. The most recent effort is:  Henry Rosenthal recall, Islamorada, Florida (2023): Seat 4 Village Councilman Henry Rosenthal.  Recall organizers accused Rosenthal of malfeasance, alleging that he asked the village’s…

  • Two new candidates declare in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked two new state-level candidates in Florida between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10. This was two more candidates than the prior week.  Both of the candidates are Democrats running for the state legislature in 2024. Details on these candidates are below:  Rodney Jacobs (D) is running for Florida State Senate District 35. Jacobs said,…

  • Florida Secretary of State says he will appeal state court decision overturning congressional district boundaries

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    On Sept. 4, Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd filed notice that his office and the state legislature would appeal a Leon County Circuit Court decision overturning the state’s congressional district boundaries in North Florida to a state intermediate appellate court. Florida 2nd Circuit Court Judge J. Lee Marsh declared Florida’s current congressional map unconstitutional…

  • Florida initiative to prohibit abortion restrictions qualifies for state supreme court review

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    Floridians Protecting Freedom, sponsors of an initiative that would prohibit restrictions on abortions before fetal viability, have submitted 297,586 valid signatures as of Sept. 1, qualifying the proposal for a review by the state supreme court. The initiative would provide that “no law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary…

  • Seven new candidates declare in Florida

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    Ballotpedia tracked seven new state-level candidates in Florida between Aug. 21 and Aug. 27. This was five fewer candidates than the prior week.  Two of those candidates are Democrats and five are Republicans. The seven candidates are running for legislative offices in 2024. Details on these candidates are below:  Joe Saunders (D) is running for…

  • Lawmakers advance legislation on ESG investments in Florida and Kansas

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    The Florida House of Representatives passed House Bill 3 (HB 3) on March 24, prohibiting the consideration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors in public fund investments.  The legislation requires fiduciaries to invest with the sole goal of maximizing returns based on financial factors. The state House voted 80-31 in favor of the…