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FL Supreme Court rejects ballot initiative to abolish assault weapons ban

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to ban possession of assault-style weapons does not meet requirements to go before voters.

Supporters of the Ban Assault Weapons NOW initiative did not submit enough petition signatures to make it on the 2020 ballot but needed support from the Supreme Court to go before voters in 2022. The group began the initiative after 17 people were killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Parklandís Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-nsf-florida-supreme-court-rejects-weapons-ban-amendment-20200605-q25eq2adtjbvzgssf7jzpxtwcq-story.html%3foutputType=amp

We need to sweep out the FL GOP! They are pure evil and they are not listening to the majority of the people!

When will Floridians figure out how to vote in their best interests?

No-bid FL COVID contracts flow to DeSantis donors.

Millions of dollars in no-bid state contracts issued as part of Floridaís COVID-19 response have gone to a trio of firms tied to men whoíve contributed hefty sums to support Gov. Ron DeSantisí political ambitions.

By DeSantisí emergency decree on March 9, state agencies are allowed to suspend normal purchasing regulations and dole out millions of taxpayer dollars to companies without going through formal bidding processes that are typically required.

Among those contracts are $2.5 million in testing agreements with BioReference Laboratories. OPKO Health, chaired by South Florida billionaire and philanthropist Phillip Frost, acquired BioReference in 2015 for nearly $1.5 billion.

Frost is also a major DeSantis donor, contributing $75,000 to Friends of Ron DeSantis in 2018, along with another $2,700 to the governorís election campaign itself. He has also given heavily to Republican causes in the last 10 years including $200,000 in 2012 to the conservative Super PAC American Crossroads, and more than $120,000 to the Republican National Committee.

Frost last year agreed to pay a $5.5-million fine to settle SEC charges that he engaged in a ďpump-and-dumpĒ market manipulation scheme.

State contract database records show the Executive Office of the Governor entered into a $1.5 million testing contract with BioReference in late March, though this was later revised down to $500,000. Later, in April, the Florida Department of Health entered into a $3.8 million testing contract with BioReference. This was also later revised down to $2 million. No explanation was offered for those revisions.

Frost clams up about COVID contracts

https://www.floridabulldog.org/2020/06/no-bid-florida-covid-contracts-flow-to-desantis-donors/

Where is the MSM? Itís time to expose DeSatan!!

They used tear gas in Orlando on people sitting in at city hall past curfew!

WTF?!? Seriously?

This is absurd and the Orlando mayor and Orlando police chief should hear our voices!



https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-george-floyd-protest-orlando-city-hall-20200602-g35vwotwyzepxlmigmhlajqaii-story.html%3foutputType=amp

We need 100M Americans to take the streets this Saturday and Sunday.

Just shut the nation down. We need peaceful protests in every village and hamlet. We need to build off the Womenís March and the March for Our Lives.

Weíve been out in force for a week but itís not enough.

This has been a historic statement. But we need another historic statement.

Iím tired of the inaction. We need to mobilize the young people and vote. I have 2 kids but itís time for the families to get out and help back up the youth whoíve Iíve mostly seen take the streets.

We must have police reform. We must address mass incarceration. We must address racist leaders and speak truth to power.

I donít know if we can make it happen but we need the largest rally in the history of the planet. The Womenís March was started on social media. Do you think we can surpass that by 100X?

Letís build a better future for every child in America.

If you can get to downtown Orlando do so now! Thousands are marching!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-george-floyd-protest-orlando-city-hall-20200602-g35vwotwyzepxlmigmhlajqaii-story.html%3foutputType=amp

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