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Tampa chamber CEO to Rick Scott: ‘You owe us’ after Sam Rashid fiasco

Gov. Rick Scott got a figurative swift kick in the pants Monday, as the head of Tampa’s leading business group told him to get a move-on in filling a vacancy on the local aviation authority’s board. “Possibly unlike any appointment you will make, this next appointment is both an opportunity and your responsibility to make the […]

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Inspector General, Planning Commission take center stage at Tuesday’s Jax Council meeting

Jacksonville’s City Council meets on Tuesday, and it very well could be a meeting dominated as much by interpersonal conflict as by legislation. One topic worthy of note: the presentation of Inspector General Thomas Cline. who gave a shaky performance last week in front of the Inspector General Selection and Retention Committee in presenting his […]

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Duval GOP Chairman Lake Ray talks Donald Trump, debate watch party

Along with a  couple of thousand others, Duval GOP Chairman Lake Ray attended the Donald Trump rally at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. He and other local GOP luminaries briefly met the Republican front-runner at the event, Ray said. “It was great to see people come out,” Ray said, adding that Trump is “the first of […]

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David Jolly touts “Freedom Card” VA plan, takes swipe at Hillary Clinton on Boston radio

U.S. Rep. David Jolly took his campaign for the Senate on the road Monday. Speaking with Boston Herald Radio, the Clearwater Republican urged members of Congress to get behind his so-called “Freedom Card” legislation to ease the path of military veterans seeking care from the VA, which has been beset by widespread reports long wait times […]

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Miguel Diaz de la Portilla files drone bill

A South Florida lawmaker is adding to the bills filed affecting drones, with legislation making their owners and users liable for any injuries the remotely-piloted aircraft may cause. State Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, a Coral Gables Republican, filed the bill (SB 642) on Monday. The legislation would ensure that any injury in which “operation of […]

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Florida Chamber calls for action on Export/Import Bank

Ahead of an expected vote in the United States House of Representatives on Monday, the Florida Chamber has issued an Action Alert to demonstrate support for the Export/Import Bank. “The House is expected to vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank next Monday, Oct. 26, and we need your help to secure enough votes to pass […]

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