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Pulling Down the Curtain

February 24, 2017

There’s at least one federal law the FBI apparently is none too eager to abide by. The bureau announced recently that it’s closing down the email address it has provided for journalists and other citizens seeking records it is supposed to make available to the public under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Groups Inform AG Sessions that Federal Regulations Require His Recusal from Investigation of Russia’s Intervention in the 2016 Presidential Election

February 17, 2017

In a letter sent today to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 25 organizations and individuals, including those with legal and ethics expertise, called on the Attorney General to promptly recuse himself from all Department of Justice investigations and actions regarding Russia's intervention in the 2016 election

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President's Day Means It's Town Hall Time for Lawmakers

February 17, 2017

Representatives and Senators will be back in their districts and states next week as Congress recesses for President’s Day; their break is your opportunity to speak directly to them about the important issues facing our democracy.

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Capitol Report for Week Ending February 24, 2017

February 17, 2017

The Florida legislature completed its final week of pre-legislative session committee meetings this week. Common Cause Florida has several priority issues that are expected to receive attention during this year’s regular session which begins on March 7th. Work on some of these issues has already begun during pre-session committee weeks in December, January and February.

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Capitol Report for Week Ending February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

The Florida legislature continues to prepare for the 2017 legislative session holding a fifth week of committee meetings this week. Common Cause Florida has several priority issues that are expected to receive attention during this year’s regular session which begins on March 7th. Work on some of these issues has already begun during pre-session committee weeks in December, January and February.

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