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New Cuba policy sparks outrage amid potential economic opportunities

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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President Obama’s historic announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba sent shockwaves across Florida on Wednesday. What’s in it for Florida?

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State lawmakers look to shift power away from Washington

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Congress, Florida, Government Regulation, Illinois, National, News, State Government, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

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A movement is afoot from state lawmakers who believe the federal government has amassed far too much power, to the detriment of state authority and autonomy.

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Labor union work by federal employees on ‘official time’ costs taxpayers millions

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Congress, Federal Government, National, News  /  No Comments

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Unionized federal employees spent 2.48 million hours working for their unions while getting paid by taxpayers during 2013, and more than 360 workers who are on the federal payroll spent 100 percent of their time working for their union.

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Nanny of the Week: Florida growls at craft breweries’ growlers

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Cans, bottles, kegs and sixers? Cheers. A 64-ounce growler? Not on your life. Such are Florida’s craft brew regulations. One public interest law firm says the nanny regulation is designed to protect big beer at the expense of small businesses and micro brew lovers.

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FL ballot amendments: Medical pot and court packing out, environmental spending in

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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About 11 p.m. Tuesday night, a Twitter account called “Charlie Crist’s Fan” messaged Gov. Rick Scott for a job.

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Billionaire Steyer spends $15M pushing low priority climate change message in FL

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  California, Economy, Energy and Environment, Florida  /  No Comments

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In an effort to oust Gov. Rick Scott, billionaire activist Tom Steyer has underwritten a nearly $15 million campaign focusing on climate change, an issue one important poll says few Florida voters care about.

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