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Scott met with Koch brothers

June 30, 2011

It was a gathering of GOP conservative wizards. Miami Herald reports Gov. Rick Scott flew to Colorado over the weekend to attend a secretive policy retreat hosted by powerful conservative donors Charles and David Koch. He…

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Smoke from Alabama park fills west side

June 29, 2011

Mobile Press Register reports Gov. Robert Bentley plans to visit Gulf State Park today, as firefighters work to control a roughly 700-acre conflagration that has burned for more than four days. Light rain and calm winds…

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One more step towards casino at dogtrack

June 28, 2011

Mobile Press register reports the U.S. Department of the Interior eased restrictions earlier this month on Indian tribes setting up casinos far away from their reservations. The casino still would need state approval, but Poarch Creek…

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Sunday editions: Florida Papers

June 26, 2011

The Sunday editions of the Florida newspapers cover more casinos, disappearing energy rebates, Casey Anthony trial and property appraisers being under fire. Miami Herald reports on the possibility of more gambling coming to Florida. The key…

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Crist’s wife sells condo for $3.5 million

June 25, 2011

What? Former Gov. Charlie Crist is still married? Sun-Sentinel reports Carole Rome Crist has sold her sold her four-bedroom, four-bath Fisher Island condo for $3.5 million. Fisher Island is an exclusive Miami area development, that’s only…

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Sesame Street Eviction

June 24, 2011

Our June 23 cover and the story on the impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s cuts to WSRE and WUWF have attracted attention. Our art director Samantha Crooke did a great job drawing the cover. Read story.…

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Scott shakes up staff

June 23, 2011

Mary Anne Carter, the chief policy advisor to Gov. Rick Scott, turned in her resignation letter a day after Gov. Rick Scott announced his chief of staff, Mike Prendergast, is leaving his job to become executive…

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Judge says jury should decide death penalty

June 23, 2011

U.S. Federal District Judge Jose Martinez ruled that Florida’s death penalty is unconstitutional because juries, not judges, should be the ones to determine ‘aggravating factors’ in sentencing criminals to die. According to the Miami Herald, the…

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Redistricting meetings for Panhandle

June 16, 2011

Press Release: Florida Legislature to Hold First Round of Public Redistricting Meetings in Florida’s Panhandle The Florida House and Senate redistricting committees will hold their first round of joint public meetings in Florida’s Panhandle. Meetings will…

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Inside Gingrich campaign meltdown

June 10, 2011

The Daily Beast has the inside scoop on why Newt Gingrich’s top aides bolted en masse Thursday, leaving his campaign in tatters. Peter J. Boyer reports on staffers’ complaints about Gingrich’s rogue inclinations, the Greek cruise…