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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
Haridopolos to Scott: Redo incentive proposal
Senate President Mike Haridopolos urged Gov. Rick Scott on Monday to make a better sales pitch on his idea to gain control of millions of dollars in economic incentive money for businesses looking to relocate in Florida.
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 11, 2011 7:01 AM

Florida GOP Raises $7.7 Million in Homestretch; Maryland Firm 'Gets to Work' on Inaugural
The Florida Republican Party raised $7.7 million the last two months of 2010, including the homestretch of an election season in which the GOP claimed the governor's office, swept the Cabinet and made gains in the state House, Senate and in the congressional delegation.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 29, 2010 4:05 AM
PILL MILL CHECKS
New rules aimed at cracking down on “pill mill” prescription drug clinics that were set to go into effect Thanksgiving weekend won’t, because legislators passed a new law requiring legislative approval of certain expensive new regulations, including the prescription drug rules.
 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 25, 2010 4:05 AM

Close to half of the Florida Senate and almost one-third of state House members are millionaires, with this month’s elections sweeping a number of wealthier lawmakers into office, state financial disclosure reports show.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 15, 2010 2:04 AM

It’s back to the Capitol this week as the new legislative year gets under way with the organizational session and a one-day special session all-in-one. The Legislature expects to override about 10 vetoes of Gov. Charlie Crist, a final farewell to the governor they didn’t like anyway.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 4, 2010 4:05 AM

Minority candidates challenge Amendment 6
Two members of Congress on Wednesday sued in federal court in Miami to block a constitutional amendment approved by voters Tuesday to change the way congressional districts are drawn.
 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 31, 2010 4:05 AM


BP CLAIMS WORK GROUP OK'S RECOMMENDATIONS
The head of the House work group overseeing the government claims process says it's too early to hold a special session on the BP oil spill because lost revenue data from the cities and counties won't be available for a while.

 
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Politics
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Democrats bring in the big guns this week.
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 8, 2010 8:22 AM

No Hard Plans Yet for Special Session

Senate President-designate Mike Haridopolos said Senate and House leaders are continuing to talk about a potential special session to deal with the economic impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but declined to commit to any plans.

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 3, 2010 4:05 AM

Drug Charge Won't Defeat Candidate
A candidate for State House District 1 says he’s staying in the race despite felony drug trafficking charges. The Northwest Florida Daily News reported last week that Ricky Perritt will remain on the ballot, partly because there isn’t enough time to remove his name anyway before the Aug. 24 primary.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 19, 2010 4:05 AM

LEMIEUX LOSES MOST-JUNIOR STATUS
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin’s appointment Friday of Carte Goodwin, his former general counsel, to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy left by the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, pushes Florida Sen. George LeMieux off the perch as the chamber’s youngest member. Goodwin is 36; LeMieux, 41.

 
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Politics
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 8, 2010 4:05 AM

LEGISLATIVE CAMPAIGN WATCH

SD 2: DAY FROM EVERS TO HILL
In Senate District 2 in the Panhandle, two candidates are fighting over which has the endorsement of Medal of Honor winner Col. Bud Day. In January, Rep. Greg Evers, R-Baker, said he’d been endorsed by Day, but this week Evers’ opponent in the GOP primary, Mike Hill, said he’d been endorsed by Day.

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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 4, 2010 9:52 AM

GAETZ COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT SPILL LEGISLATION
A Senate committee will consider tax relief for property owners affected by the oil spill later this month, along with other possible legislative changes reacting to the crisis.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 16, 2010 12:05 AM
President Barack Obama defended his administration’s efforts in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill during a visit to the Florida Panhandle Tuesday and said it will do whatever it takes as long it takes to put the region back to normal.

Obama also put in a plug for the region he saw this week, turning tourism pitchman to help out the businesses that have seen a drop off in visits.
 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 14, 2010 12:05 AM

The week starts, as the last several have, with a focus on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, with President Barack Obama planning to hit Pensacola during a three-state tour on Monday that acknowledges the effects of the spill go beyond Louisiana.

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 7, 2010 12:09 AM

The people of Florida haven’t been so mad at a British guy since English General James Oglethorpe launched a barrage of cannonballs at the Castillo de San Marcos at St. Augustine in 1740.

Tony Hayward, the chairman of British Petroleum, is the current whipping boy, and the barrage is now going the other way and will continue this week as nearly every Florida politician running for office launches an attack on the company for the oil it has sent to the state’s money-making shoreline.

 
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Government
By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 3, 2010 8:38 PM

DEMS, GOP SPAR ON PROSECUTOR FITNESS

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: June 1, 2010 12:02 AM

With the budget out of the way – and a little more than $200 million lighter – Gov. Charlie Crist can return his attention to oil in the Gulf of Mexico, an abortion bill he still awaits from the House and his U.S. Senate campaign – though some might say the first two things are directly connected to the last.

 
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