Hello! I’m Holly Raschein, and I am proud to serve as State Representative for District 120, which stretches from South Miami-Dade County through the Fabulous Florida Keys! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, feel free to explore and learn more about my 2014 re-election campaign. And for information on my legislative activities, I encourage you to visit my member page on the Florida House website. I have been working extremely hard on your behalf in my first term as your legislator, focusing on fiscally responsible policies that fund key priorities such as education and infrastructure while at the same time not raising taxes. There is always more that we can do for our community and for the wonderful people who make up this unique district, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you in any way.
2014 brings re-election hopes for the freshman legislator from Key Largo
BY GWEN FILOSA Citizen Staff
State Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, who is in her first term representing the Florida Keys and South Miami-Dade County in Tallahassee, says her agenda often stands out on the House floor.
“You see my face you think, ‘wastewater,’” Raschein told a crowd of about 27 people at a Lower Keys League of Women Voters social held at a Duval Street restaurant. “I…
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The problem: no windstorm insurance coverage through Citizens Insurance
BY TIMOTHY O’HARA Citizen Staff
A new wrinkle has emerged which could put another restriction on insurance coverage in the Keys.
Monroe County officials realized last week that the state Legislature approved a bill last session that will prohibit windstorm insurance coverage through the state’s insurer of last resort, Citizens Insurance Corp., in areas classified as Coastal Barrier Resource Systems (CBRS)…. Read Full Article>>
BY PENNY DICKERSON
SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER
Nov. 28. 2013
Gay rights took a leap forward when the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The Nov. 7 landmark victory bans workplace discrimination against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community who have been on the frontlines of workforce protection for the past 17 years.
Stevie Martin-Chester, left, with his husband, Arthur Martin-Chester, attend a rally in Philadelphia in support of the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling this year.
(STEVEN M. FALK/PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS/MCT)
The bill now goes to the Republican-dominated House of Representatives, where it faces an uncertain future. If it does pass the House, chances are that President Obama will sign it.
Still, for LGBT Floridians, Senate passage brings optimism that the law will extend their current civil rights and safeguard them from discriminatory employment practices that hinder promotions and sometimes lead to termination.
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