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Jeb Bush goes after Donald Trump in new ad airing in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush is taking a swipe at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, this time for comments mocking a reporter with a disability, in a new advertisement. The new advertisement — called “Enough” — is  part of the campaign’s rotating ad buy in New Hampshire, according to the campaign. “I believe life is precious. I believe is truly […]

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Pam Bondi granted more time to prep for slot machine case

Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s office is getting more time to prepare legal arguments in a case over whether certain Florida dog and horse tracks can offer have slot machines to guests. The Florida Supreme Court granted the request Wednesday, giving her lawyers another month to turn in their brief. Bondi’s office, specifically Solicitor General Allen Winsor, is […]

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.14.16 – And the winner is?

Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the Oscar nominations will be announced from Hollywood, and yes, I actually give a fig. As an inveterate moviegoer, I still get excited about what the Establishment thinks about the product it puts out every year. Interestingly, while the Oscars are still among the most viewed television broadcasts globally every year, they […]

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Teachers union plans “Enough is Enough!” rally in capital

The Florida Education Association, the statewide teachers union, is planning a noon rally in the Capitol courtyard Thursday to show lawmakers their “anger and exasperation” with how the Legislature handles education issues. The group announced the “Enough is Enough!” event in a Wednesday news release. Parents, public school supporters and others “will express their anger […]

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Gannett public corruption bill now attached to broader Senate ethics package

A controversial new ethics proposal backed by the Gannett chain of newspapers has just scored an advancement in its quest to become law. The so-called “anti-corruption” bill that would hold government contractors to standards now applied to many elected officials has just been adopted as part of Sen. Don Gaetz‘s SB 686, an omnibus ethics reform […]

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Cabinet members praise ‘taxpayer friendly’ policies during Florida TaxWatch State of the Taxpayer dinner

The defining debate of the 2016 Legislative session? Tax cuts. That was Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s prediction Wednesday during Florida TaxWatch’s inaugural State of the Taxpayer Dinner. The event featured several state lawmakers, including Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. “If you think about the foundation of this organization and what this state has […]

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Chris Christie warns voters: Don’t elect a first-term senator

Chris Christie is pressing people in New Hampshire to avoid voting for a first-time senator in the coming presidential primary as he holds out Barack Obama as an example of what can happen when they do. “The U.S. Senate is like school,” he told a packed firehouse Wednesday. “They tell you where to go, what […]

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