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Tampa Bay Times: Florida politicians respond to protests in Cuba, show support

Tampa Bay Times: Florida politicians respond to protests in Cuba, show support

As thousands of people across Cuba flooded the streets Sunday to demand better access to necessities and protest the decades-old governing system, thousands in the Cuban-American community followed. In Tampa, about 200 people …

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Ben Diamond raises $380K in first 8 weeks of CD 13 campaign

Ben Diamond raises $380K in first 8 weeks of CD 13 campaign

State Rep. Ben Diamond has raised over $380,000 in the eight weeks since launching his run for Florida’s 13th Congressional District in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist. His second quarter haul is slightly higher …

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Newsweek: DeSantis Vetoes Civic Education Bill Passed Unanimously After ‘National Review’ Op-Ed

Newsweek: DeSantis Vetoes Civic Education Bill Passed Unanimously After ‘National Review’ Op-Ed

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis shocked his fellow members of the Republican party when he vetoed a bill that this week would have established a more robust practicum for Florida high schoolers to learn about …

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Two Tampa Bay State Reps get ‘People’s Champion’ nods from Progress Florida after 2021 Session

Two Tampa Bay State Reps get ‘People’s Champion’ nods from Progress Florida after 2021 Session

Two state representatives from the Tampa Bay area were dubbed “People’s Champions” by Progress Florida for their voting records during the 2021 Legislative Session. The progressive advocacy group gave most Democrats A …

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Child care van alarms finally make it into law

Child care van alarms finally make it into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis approved SB 252 brought this year by Stewart and Rep. Ben Diamond, the Democrat from St. Petersburg, in the pile of bills the Governor signed Tuesday.

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Tampa Bay Times: Clearwater wants a new transit hub and City Hall. A $28M grant could help.

Tampa Bay Times: Clearwater wants a new transit hub and City Hall. A $28M grant could help.

Pinellas transit officials will request the federal money in July. Replacing the aging Park Street bus terminal is the county’s “most pressing” transportation need.

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Ben Diamond rakes in endorsements from Pinellas County Democrats

Ben Diamond rakes in endorsements from Pinellas County Democrats

Diamond faces fellow Democrats Eric Lynn and Michele Rayner-Goolsby in the Primary. Rep. Ben Diamond has raked in several endorsements from notable Pinellas County Democrats in his bid for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.  Diamond’s …

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Ben Diamond receives high profile endorsements

Ben Diamond receives high profile endorsements

“I know when he goes to Congress we can count on him to help seniors, veterans and other residents,” a Diamond supporter said. St. Petersburg, FL – State Rep. Ben Diamond (@BenDiamondFL) of …

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Curbing gun violence in St. Pete

Curbing gun violence in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG — Designed to take a different approach to stem the gun violence in St. Petersburg, and particularly on the south side, the Hidden Voices project was unveiled Wednesday morning in …

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Ben Diamond raises more than $250,000 in first 4 weeks

Ben Diamond raises more than $250,000 in first 4 weeks

St. Petersburg, FL – Exactly four weeks after State Rep. Ben Diamond (@BenDiamondFL) of St. Petersburg kicked off his campaign for Congress in District 13, he already has raised more than a quarter …

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