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

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

GROWLERS ARE GRAND: A 64-ounce reusable jug of beer, known as a growler, is legal in 47 states - but not in Florida.

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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Charges dropped for Florida mom who allowed unsupervised play

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the libertycaucus.com

A single mom was charged in July after letting her son play unsupervised at a neighborhood park. Turns out, that’s not much of a crime.

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Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

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FL county’s unrecorded land restriction may put couple out of business

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

Flash Beach Grille front

For Robert and Anita Breinig, the Flash Beach Grille restaurant and catering business is their slice of the American Dream. But after 17 years of sweat, that dream has taken a nightmarish turn. Their local government has decided to enforce a 24-year-old unrecorded environmental rule against them. Hundreds of others may soon be next.

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