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January 9, 2019

Marco Rubio will lead Senate’s small business committee

Florida’s senior U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has been elected chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee for the 116th Congress. Rubio, whose campaigns and agenda have long emphasized the importance of small businesses and entrepreneurship to the American Dream, succeeds U.S. Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, who last week was named the chair […]

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Stephen Lytle saves cash, qualifies for Tampa Council race by petition

Stephen Lytle saved himself some cash in the Tampa City Council District 3 race Wednesday, qualifying by ballot petition. The local activist and neighborhood association president is only the second of 36 filed candidates who have done so. Candidates in Tampa municipal races have the option of either paying to qualify, or getting enough petition […]

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Grade 1 Winners To Have Entry, Starting Fee Waived For 2019 Season At Laurel

In preparation for this weekend's kickoff at Laurel Park, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today an incentive program for graded-stakes winners that participate in its stakes schedule for the 2019 season. With the exception of the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to be run Saturday, May 18, any Grade 1 […]

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Ted Deutch named Chairman of House Ethics Committee

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has been tapped to chair the House Ethics Committee after a vote by the House Democratic Caucus. As it stands, that would make Deutch the only member of the Florida delegation to head a major committee in the 116th Congress. “I am honored to be selected by my colleagues to lead […]

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Brad Drake bill would bring BP money to inland Northwest Florida

Rep. Brad Drake filed a bill Wednesday that would redirect settlement money from the BP oil spill into a new economic development fund in Northwest Florida. HB 191 would create the Northwest Florida Rural Inland Affected Counties Recovery Fund, which would receive 5 percent of all payments the state receives from BP after July 1, […]

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