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Scott appoints Lt. Governor

January 14, 2014

Governor Rick Scott has appointed former Representative Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his Lieutenant Governor. The Florida Chamber of Commerce was to congratulate him. “Our experience with former Representative Lopez-Cantera is that he always put families, children, small…

Business State & National News

Long Odds for gambling deal?

January 13, 2014

By Dara Kam, News Service of Florida Gambling operator Resorts World Omni, Gulfstream Park and the horse industry have struck a deal aimed at getting slots rolling in downtown Miami. The proposal, being pitched to lawmakers…


Scott wants $100 million for Visit Florida

January 12, 2014

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Gov. Rick Scott will seek $100 million to help bring 100 million visitors a year to the Sunshine State. Scott announced Friday that he intends to ask the…

Politics State & National News

State capitol briefs

January 12, 2014

CRIST, COMMITTEE BRING IN $1.04M IN DECEMBER Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and an affiliated committee collected about $1.04 million in December, bring their combined overall totals to slightly more than $4 million, according to campaign-finance…


ContextFlorida: Dishonoring the Fallen

September 12, 2013

My latest column: “When the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City comes around, my thoughts are on the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives that…