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January 20, 2016

A True American Beauty

Sometimes, a brief comment can trigger a deluge of thoughts and images, and such was the case when Bob Baffert said of American Pharoah, 'He showed the beauty of racing.'

‘Digital assets’ bill heading to Senate floor

Legislation that would protect one’s “digital assets” after death has cleared the last of its three review panels. The Senate Rules Committee unanimously OK’d the bill (SB 494) on Wednesday, making it available to be heard on the Senate floor. Under the bill, someone of a person’s choosing could have access to and control their financial accounts, social media […]

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Seminole Gaming CEO: No side deal with Miccosukee

Jim Allen, head of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s gambling arm, on Wednesday denied that the Seminoles have any agreement with the state’s Miccosukee Tribe to not ask for their own blackjack deal. Before a Senate workshop on the proposed Seminole Compact, which would renew the tribe’s exclusive deal to offer blackjack in Florida, lobbyists […]

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Rape kits, gas pump skimmers, Iran among Cabinet priorities

Citrus, rape kits, credit card skimmers, synthetic drugs, life insurance, water, medical bills, racketeering and Iran. That is the short version of the legislative priorities for Florida’s three independently elected Cabinet members. While they can’t sponsor or vote on bills or sign them into law, the Cabinet members hold important leadership roles in state government […]

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Senate starts sussing out Seminole blackjack deal

The votes against a new Indian gambling agreement started piling up Wednesday, as senators verbally shellacked Gov. Rick Scott’s policy guru about the terms of the deal. The Regulated Industries Committee held a workshop on the Seminole Compact, with Scott policy director Jeff Woodburn acting as point man to formally present the details. No vote […]

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Jax Council Rules Committee spikes Ethics proposal

The Jacksonville City Council Rules Committee had an active agenda on Tuesday, highlighted by term limits, texting, and other hot button issues. The most interesting thing on the agenda: a bill they all voted against.   Rules came together and downed a measure to increase the statute of limitations on ethics complaints from 2 years […]

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