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Highlights from Florida’s new $82.3 billion budget

The Florida Legislature is expected on Friday to approve a more than $82.3 billion budget for 2016-17 that is roughly 5 percent larger than this year’s budget. Here are a few key items you should know about: – EDUCATION: The new budget increases day-to-day public school spending by $458 million, which translates into a 1 […]

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PPP survey on GOP Senate race again has David Jolly on top, but vast plurality are undecided

The latest Public Policy Polling survey of the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Florida affirms what has been the case with similar surveys on this contest. That is, Pinellas County Congressman David Jolly leads the field, but the overwhelming number of Florida Republican simply don’t have an opinion on who to vote for, more than […]

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Mitch Perry Report Report for 3.11.16 – So why didn’t Rick Scott condemn Trump’s remark on Islam?

Rick Scott attempted to clarify his earlier refusal to condemn Donald Trump’s comment that “Islam hates us” yesterday afternoon. “There are people that love this country. There’s people that don’t love this country. What we do know, and it’s no surprise, is that radical Muslims don’t like our country,”  Scott told reporters before last night’s GOP […]

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Upon further review, Marco Rubio wins single delegate as Hawaii finishes counting votes

Marco Rubio won a delegate after all. There were 150 delegates at stake in Tuesday’s Republican contests in Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Hawaii. Rubio was shut out in the first three states. But on Thursday evening – two days after the voting ended – Hawaii finished counting more than 2,000 provisional ballots, and there it […]

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Sunburn for March 11 – One day more!

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry, Ryan Ray, and Jim Rosica ONE DAY MORE from Les Miserables One day more! Another day, another destiny. This never-ending road to Calvary … Tomorrow we’ll be far away, Tomorrow is the judgement day Tomorrow we’ll […]

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