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Papa Gaetz named Florida Senate Prez 2013-14

September 18, 2011

State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) will be officially designated Monday as Senate president for the 2013-14 legislative sessions. According to a recent press announcement, his Monday will begin with the private prayer breakfast in Tallahassee, followed…

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New book shows dysfunctional White House

September 17, 2011

Washington Post reports that the book, “Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a President,” by journalist Ron Suskind, “paints an unflattering portrait of a dysfunctional and acrimonious White House that sometimes stymied President…

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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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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,…