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Medical marijuana deal goes up in smoke

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Unable to bridge a gap over how many marijuana dispensaries the state should have, Florida lawmakers Friday…

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Sen. Nelson in Pensacola today

Sen. Bill Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate’s subcommittee on cybersecurity, will be in Pensacola today to get a firsthand look at the University…

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How would you grade Sean Spicer [podcast]

Yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks,” I asked Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director with the Obama White House and former deputy press secretary in the Clinton administration…

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Florida CFO releases open letter as he departs

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater released an open letter today to Floridian as he steps down at the end of the session for a…

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Gaetz: Moderate Republicans holding up health care vote [podcast]

Rep. Matt Gaetz says moderate Republicans seeking more money for their districts are holding the vote on the latest health care bill from the White…

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Putnam, Graham gear up for governor’s race

By DARA KAM AND LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Ending months of speculation, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam filed papers Monday to run…

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Florida Senate approves Triumph Gulf Coast bill

Kim Wilmes, President & CEO of Florida’s Great Northwest, issued the following statement after the Florida Senate’s unanimous approval of legislation authorizing Triumph Gulf Coast…

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Budget prospects dim as House, Senate feud

We had a phone interview scheduled with Speaker Corcoran that he had to cancel. This is probably the reason for the cancelation. BUDGET PROSPECTS DIM…

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Bydlak 2018? 2020?

Rebekah Bydlak garnered 7.8 percent of the vote in the hotly contested August 2016 GOP primary to replace Congressman Jeff Miller. Coming in fourth in…

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