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Alcee Hastings and Vern Buchanan

Alcee Hasting's, Vern Buchanan's Resolution to Ban the Cat and Dog Meat Trade Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

A resolution from two members of the Florida congressional delegation calling for an end to the global dog meat and cat meat trade is gaining momentum in the House with more than 100 co-sponsors and moving through a key committee earlier this month. 

November 24, 2017 - 6:00am

Columns

Tryptophan, an amino acid in turkey, is unjustly blamed for what mere gluttony does, making Americans comatose every fourth Thursday in November. But before nodding off, give thanks for another year of American hilarity, including:
While Thanksgiving conjures up images of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims sharing turkey and corn with Native Americans, Florida had its own role in America's earliest Thanksgiving celebrations.
As a fifth generation Floridian, I’ve always felt blessed to call Florida home, a place that people from all over the world dream of one day visiting or living. As Hurricane Irma made landfall in September, my gratitude for living in this great state only deepened. One after another, moving stories about Floridians selflessly, courageously and generously helping one another emerged in the face of adversity.
Look for a big payday ahead for gleeful environmental litigators if CRC 23 makes its way into the Florida Constitution. 
The clogged roads and strict security protocols that hurt local businesses and frustrate residents in Palm Beach ... they're all back. President Donald Trump is home for Thanksgiving.
When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged.
Rick Scott
Rick Scott, two-time governor of Florida facing his term-limit year, has submitted his final state budget. And what a striking departure from his previous annual spending proposals it is. This time Scott is calling for a budget increase of $2.4 billion over 2017's. 
It seems more than coincidence that the first year of Donald Trump's presidency coincides with a trend that was heretofore unrecognized -- groping.
Alan Forst, Barbara Pariente and Rick Scott
In the pending lawsuit that contends Gov. Rick Scott’s successor should hold the privilege of naming the next three Supreme Court justices, one thing now is obvious: Every current justice who has actively worked against the governor should recuse.
Without nearly enough fanfare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made history this week with a scant four words: "I believe the women."

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