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Two Winning Efforts Aboard Derby Hopefuls Earn Gutierrez Jockey Of The Week Title

It's always nice to have options and you can safely say Jockey Mario Gutierrez has those right now. The Santa Anita based rider captured two stakes in California aboard Derby hopefuls on his way to being named this week's Jockeys' … Continue reading

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Balance billing measure clears 2nd Senate panel

A Senate panel on Tuesday OK’d a measure that would ban the practice of “balance billing,” when insurance companies often unexpectedly slam a customer with a high bill for using an out-of-network health care provider. The measure (SB 1442), carried by GOP state Sen. Rene Garcia of Hialeah, now moves from the Banking and Insurance […]

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Committee shoots down pay raise for Legislature

Florida Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner‘s bill to increase salaries of all state legislators from (SB 712) was shot down in committee on Tuesday. Under her bill, the salaries of the members of representatives and senators would rise from $29,600 to $50,000 annually. The House Speaker and Senate President’s salaries would rise to $57,000. Joyner, […]

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Opinion: California Tracks Should ‘Jump’ At Offer From Online Poker Bill

Steve Ruddock, a freelance reporter who covers the online poker industry for multiple publications, has expressed his opinion that the horse racing industry in California should “jump at just about any reasonable offer” made to them from assemblyman Adam Gray's … Continue reading

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Jax Journey 2.0 to look at jobs for at-risk kids: “our teenagers haven’t had enough focus”

She was appointed in the fall of 2008 to lead former Mayor John Peyton‘s ambitious attempt to dethrone Jacksonville as Florida’s murder capital. She left the job during the tenure of former Mayor Alvin Brown, when the Jacksonville Journey changed focus, and lost funding (the recession also played a role in that, it’s been pointed […]

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House panel OKs changes to 71 year old airport zoning law

A decades old law dealing with airport zoning is getting an update. The House transportation and economic development appropriations subcommittee approved a proposal Tuesday that updates the state’s Airport Zoning Law of 1945. The law governs land use and airspace management at or around the state’s airports. The measure (HB 1379) essentially modernizes the rules […]

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