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As Florida leads private-sector job growth rate; Rick Scott calls for more Enterprise Florida money

Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that Florida’s private sector job growth rate led all large states last month. He used the news to ask the Legislature for $250 million in Enterprise Florida money. “Florida continues to lead other large states, including our No. 1 competitor Texas, in job growth because our pro-business, low-tax policies are […]

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Action on Gretna Racing Slot Machine Ruling Cheered by Florida’s Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners and Trainers

In response to the news that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has requested a full-court rehearing of a recent ruling allowing slot machines at Gretna Racing LLC, Florida’s Thoroughbred racehorse owners and trainers agreed that, without such intervention, the result of allowing the earlier decision to stand would indeed be a “jaw-dropping gambling expansion.” Representing more than 6,000 […]

Florida Horse Racing Medication Statute To Change on “Racing of Animals Under Certain Conditions Prohibited: Penalties; Exceptions”

It is likely that, by the deadline of June 2, 2015, Florida Governor Rick Scott will sign House Bill 239 Florida Race Day Medication which will change Chapter 550.2415, Florida Statutes rather dramatically.  Chapter 550.2415 is the “medication statute” under whose direction Florida Thoroughbred horsemen have raced for the last 25 or more years. Despite the fact it was […]