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Representa​tive Bullard Speaks About Anti-bully​ing Bill

December 14, 2011
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Representa​tive Bullard Speaks About Anti-bully​ing Bill

State Representative Dwight M. Bullard, will hold a press conference Thursday, December 15, 2011.  Representative Bullard will be speaking about his anti-bullying bill, House Bill 627. Location: Press conference will be held on the steps of the  Miami-Dade County School Board Building, 1450 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33132.  Time: 11:00 a.m. Speakers will include- Representative Bullard, Broward School Board Member Nora Rupert,  Miami-Dade County School Board Member Raquel Regalado,  Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindigall, Terry Elliot (Mr.Elliot is the father of  Sheterria Elliot. HB 627 will be named after Sheterria)

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House Dem Ranking Member Applauds FEA Lawsuit

September 14, 2011
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House Dem Ranking Member Applauds FEA Lawsuit

Rep. Dwight Bullard Says Teacher Pay Law Should Be Stricken TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Representative Dwight Bullard (D-Miami), the House Democratic ranking member on the Education Committee, issued the following statement today in support of a lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association over a teacher pay law opposed by Florida House Democratic Caucus members: “I applaud the FEA for putting the interests of Florida’s students ahead of the extremist political agenda of Republican leaders who crafted this disastrous law that will jeopardize the quality of our schools and workforce. “Democrats support basing teacher evaluations and pay on a fair...

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Aug. 15th: The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum, hosted by Rep. Bullard

July 27, 2011
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Aug. 15th: The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum, hosted by Rep. Bullard

Click to View Representative Dwight M. Bullard will be hosting “The Future of Florida’s Public Education Forum” on August 15.  Focusing on the future of public education, the forum will solicit a broad spectrum of community thinking.  Educators, students, parents, businesses, community members and interested citizens are invited.  The panel will consist of leaders within the education community. Thirty minutes prior to the forum, parents and students are invited to the “Empowerment Hour.” Organizations will provide information to students and parents, increasing their level of preparedness for this school year and graduation. WHAT: The Future of Florida’s Public Education...

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District 118 July Newsletter

July 6, 2011
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District 118 July Newsletter

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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

June 20, 2011
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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

Miami, FL – Florida State Representative Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) issued the following statement in support of a lawsuit filed today by Florida Education Association (FEA) against Florida Governor Rick Scott and other defendants regarding Florida’s pension laws. “I applaud the actions taken today by the Florida Education Association in bringing a lawsuit against the State of Florida. Republican leadership’s attempt to disregard teachers and the middle class by rendering a contractual agreement with state employees null and void violates Florida’s constitution. We cannot balance our budget on broken promises. The state of Florida has a contractual obligation with all...

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June 16th: Rep. Bullard Urges Miami-Dade Residents to Record their Opposition to Florida Medicaid Overhaul

June 13, 2011
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June 16th: Rep. Bullard Urges Miami-Dade Residents to Record their Opposition to Florida Medicaid Overhaul

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is holding public hearings across the state regarding Florida’s new Medicaid overhaul. Before receiving approval from the federal government, state health regulators must receive feedback from the public. Miami-Dade County’s public hearing will be hosted Thursday, June 16, in Miami Gardens. “If you are a Medicaid consumer or provider, or know of any, please make every effort to attend this important hearing,” said Representative Dwight Bullard. “I urge you to go on record in opposition to the expansion of Medicaid managed care statewide, which gives Medicaid HMOs more power over patient care.”...

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Statement from Representative Bullard Regarding Cuts to Early Learning in Miami

June 8, 2011
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Statement from Representative Bullard Regarding Cuts to Early Learning in Miami

Governor Rick Scott has clearly shown jobs and education are not among the top priorities of his administration. Following a $13 million cut to the School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) programs, one can logically deduce that families and kids are also not priorities of the Governor. Due to severe budget cuts passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe is now forced to disenroll between 4,500 and 5,000 children from the School Readiness program. Parents with children remaining in the program now face substantial fee increases due to the budget cut. “I am outraged by...

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Rep. Bullard Selected in Inaugural Class of the Good Government Initiative

June 5, 2011
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State Representative Dwight M. Bullard has been selected to join the inaugural class of The Good Government Initiative, a collaboration between former Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson and the University of Miami to help develop the leadership skills of elected officials. Members of this first class include elected officials from Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, and include members from a range of levels of government, including municipal, School Board, County, and State. “I’m pleased to have been selected for this opportunity,” said Representative Bullard. “I know my constituents and the State of Florida will benefit.” The inaugural class...

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Rep. Dwight Bullard District 118 Newsletter

June 4, 2011
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Rep. Dwight Bullard District 118 Newsletter

Check out this month’s Rep. Dwight Bullard District 118 Newsletter!

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Rep. Dwight Bullard Urges Gov. Scott to Veto House Bill 1355

May 18, 2011
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Rep. Dwight Bullard Urges Gov. Scott to Veto House Bill 1355

STATEMENT FROM REPRESENTATIVE BULLARD: Today, I ask all Floridians to join me in urging Governor Rick Scott to veto a bill that, if passed, will disfranchise ten of thousands of Floridians in the next election. If signed into law, House Bill 1355 will: Reduce the number of early voting days Make it more difficult for college students to vote Cut the expiration date of signatures on all petitions for proposed constitutional amendments Create barriers for organizations and groups wishing to register new voters This bill was not requested by an overwhelming number of citizens or supervisors of elections. This...

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