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Middleboro Remembers: 'Gaming' bills potentially devastating

This track record is why Florida's leading business organizations — the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Attractions Association and the Florida Retail Federation — all oppose this expansion...
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Newt Gingrich plays the Charlie Crist card

Newt Gingrich plays the Charlie Crist card | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
He connects his rival to the former Florida governor.
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Florida's calendar crashing pays off

Florida's calendar crashing pays off | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
The early primary is a victory in itself, as Republicans declare: mission accomplished.
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'Parent trigger' bills in Florida would change rules for failing schools

'Parent trigger' bills in Florida would change rules for failing schools | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
EDUCATION BEAT: Supporters of the plan say it would empower parents in failing schools, but opponents say its being pushed more by charter schools than by parents. ...
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Scott, lawmakers agree: Schools need at least $1 billion more

The House is on board with Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to add $1 billion. The Senate might try for $300 million beyond that.
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Middleboro Remembers: Casino gambling debate money boosts ...

Florida Jobs PAC, a committee affiliated with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, another casino critic, donated $370000. But supporter Genting brought its checkbook, contributing $509000, too. Another big donor was ...
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Should guns be banned in hospitals?

Should guns be banned in hospitals? | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
The South Florida hospital association is once again asking the Legislature to ban guns in hospitals, but the gun lobby is adamantly opposed and legislators are showing little interest.
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Florida Internet Sales Tax Wrongly Punishes Consumers, E ...

Florida Internet Sales Tax Wrongly Punishes Consumers, E ... | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
They are, in fact, the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida. Senate President-elect Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, have both ...
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Florida Chamber members gather for Capitol Days - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Florida Chamber members gather for Capitol Days - Tallahassee Democrat (blog) | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Florida Chamber members gather for Capitol DaysTallahassee Democrat (blog)The annual Capitol Days events are sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and include a detailed briefing this morning by Carrie Blanchard, director of research and...
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Press Release - The Florida Senate

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SEN. NORMAN NAMED POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

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Press Release - The Florida Senate

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SENATOR DOCKERY FILES SCHOOL CHOICE LEGISLATION

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Scott touts jobs, less taxes, more money for schools

He touts more jobs, less taxes, more school spending...
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Voters tell state lawmakers to create jobs now - Online Athens

Voters tell state lawmakers to create jobs now - Online Athens | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Voters tell state lawmakers to create jobs nowOnline AthensDeal will speak at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues breakfast on Tuesday and give his State of the State address that night.
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Plan to lower Florida water rates said to threaten conservation

Plan to lower Florida water rates said to threaten conservation | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it

An effort to reduce utility bills in Florida has run into opposition from environmentalists who say it could hinder the state’s efforts to conserve its scarce water supply.

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House proposes 8% tuition hike for Florida universities

To offset planned reductions in state funding, college officials are expected to seek an additional 7 percent tuition increase for the next academic year.
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Florida tourism funding untouched amid budget cuts

Local tourism officials couldn't be happier with the reception they are receiving in Tallahassee. Despite another tough budget year, legislators seem fully behind Gov.
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Florida weighs whether to tax Amazon or cut a deal

Amazon is in talks with lawmakers about a tax-exemption deal that would encourage it to build distribution centers in Florida, hiring thousands.
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Water rights shift in Florida could foreshadow debates to come

Water rights shift in Florida could foreshadow debates to come | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Who owns recycled water? Florida environmentalists are wary about a move toward privatization of the state’s supply. As states get more creative with scarce water resources, that debate could be among the first of many across the United States.
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Middleboro Remembers: 'Gaming' bills potentially devastating

This track record is why Florida's leading business organizations — the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, the Florida Attractions Association and the Florida Retail Federation — all oppose this expansion...
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Tallahassee battle lines drawn over Internet sales tax

Tallahassee battle lines drawn over Internet sales tax | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
An effort to collect sales tax from online retailers, like Amazon, gains momentum in the Florida Legislature.
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Today in Tallahassee: Speeches, flowers, protests, gaming and ...

The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and Florida Retail Federation plan to hold a press conference outside the House chamber of the Capitol's 4th floor to rail against the destination ...
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Gov. Rick Scott’s budget axe targets women’s prison in Broward - Political Currents - MiamiHerald.com

Gov. Rick Scott’s budget axe targets women’s prison in Broward - Political Currents - MiamiHerald.com | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Seven prisons, including a women’s facility in Pembroke Pines, will be closed as part of Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to trim the state budget.
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Florida daily news roundup

Florida daily news roundup | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
News and emerging trends in Florida state policy and politics...
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Kurt Browning resigns as Florida's secretary of state

Kurt Browning resigns as Florida's secretary of state | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Kurt Browning stepped down Wednesday morning as Florida's chief elections official and cultural affairs officer, making him the second agency head to resign during Gov. Rick Scott's young administration.
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Scott’s mission still about jobs - Florida

Scott’s mission still about jobs - Florida | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
Narrowly elected in 2010 as an outsider, Gov. Rick Scott has learned in painfully public ways that governing Florida is complicated.
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Capitol preview: What to expect this week in Florida politics | Saint ...

Capitol preview: What to expect this week in Florida politics | Saint ... | Florida Advocate | Scoop.it
The committee also will hear the bill (SB 344) allowing advertising on public school busses, and a measure (SB 962) that would increase the amount of money available for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which lets businesses take a tax ...
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