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Go Fifth

September 17, 2011

State Republican party leaders want Florida to be the fifth presidential primary–behind Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. The Republican National Committee set forth that only these states can hold primaries or caucuses before March…

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Bondi recovers $20.2 million

September 16, 2011

Press Release: Attorney General Pam Bondi announced today that Florida, together with Texas and New York local governments, has entered into a $70 million settlement with Watson Pharmaceuticals to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud. Allegedly, these…

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Drug possession law unconstitutional?

September 16, 2011

Circuit Judge Scott Brownell in Manatee County threw out 42 felony drug possession cases, ruling that Florida’s drug possession statute is unconstitutional. This comes on the heels a Miami circuit court judge throwing out last month…

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Florida TaxWatch recommends cuts-$4.1B

September 16, 2011

The Florida TaxWatch issued yesterday a report of its Government Cost Savings Task Force for the 2012-2013 fiscal year which has 135 recommendations that could generate $4.1 billion in savings. The task force placed a special…

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Judge blocks Evers gun law

September 15, 2011

Federal Judge Marcia Cooke blocked yesterday the implementation of Sen. Greg Evers’ new law (Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act) restricting the rights of doctors to obtain information form their patients about firearms and ammunition. The law, which…

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Scott: Show me the jobs, Mr. President

September 9, 2011

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has officially responded to President Barack Obama’s “Jobs” speech. “Speeches without specifics won’t fix our economy,” said Scott in a press release. This is from the man who has promised 700,000 new…

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Florida Next Foundation

September 9, 2011

Former Florida CFO Alex Sink has established a new organization focused on the future of Florida. Here is the email I received from her: Friends, I am excited today to tell you about the launch of…

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Obama ‘Jobs’ Speech (Transcript)

September 9, 2011

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless,…

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Is Bachmann campaign in trouble?

September 6, 2011

Congressman Michelle Bachmann’s campaign may be in trouble. Over the weekend, her campaign manager Ed Rollins will be moving to a senior advisory role. His deputy, David Polyansky, is leaving the campaign. Rollins was the National…