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Elected officials do very well under Florida pensions

From Sun-Sentinel: State and local officeholders are entitled by law to special treatment that allows them to accrue benefits faster and retire with bigger payments…

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Year of the GOP Governor

From Miami Herald: Republicans now hold the governor’s office in 29 states. In addition to New Jersey’s Chris Christie, Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker…

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Carnival Cruises pulls out of Mobile

Last decade, cruise ships were seen as possible salvation for the Port of Pensacola. Of course, the City could get its act together and Mobile…

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Escambia County Seeing a Reduction in Crime

PRESS RELEASE: A new proactive crime-fighting unit, more deputies on the street and a focus on gun related crimes has resulted in a reduction of…

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Tsunami alert (video/photos)

Google: Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9…

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Budget madness: does cutting taxes help

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities issued Wednesday its report on budget shortfalls. The upcoming fiscal year (FY2012) is shaping up as one of states’…

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Muslim-phobia gets out hand in Tallahassee, France

The Miami Herald reports that two GOP lawmakers want to pass a law make sure Florida courts aren’t corrupted by Muslim Sharia law. Neither Sen….

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Gov. Rick Scott – Job Creator Speech (with fact checking)

Here is the prepared text of his “State of the State” speech to the Florida Legislature at its opening session: President Haridopolos, Speaker Cannon, Chief…

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For a Better Florida

The St. Petersburg Times has published every year since 1951 its preview of the annual legislative session, “For a Better Florida.” It gives an insightful…

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