Wed 8 Nov' 17
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Amy Mercado: Legislature should recuse from harassment investigations

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A freshman House Democrat wants the Legislature to have zero involvement in investigations into Sen. Jack Latvala‘s alleged sexual harassment of six women at the Capitol. Rep. Amy Mercado of Orlando on Wednesday said the only “equitable” investigation for both the accused and the alleged victims excludes any involvement from each chamber. She took part […]

Tue 5 Apr' 16
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Orlando Could Elect First Father-Daughter Legislators in 2016

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Central Florida this year may elect its first father-daughter duo to the Florida Legislature and they also would happen to be Latino, a sign of the growing politicization of Orlando-area Hispanics. Amy Mercado got the ball rolling recently when she tossed her candidacy in the ring for Florida House District 48, potentially succeeding her stepdad […]