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Advocacy group again attacks “Florida model” of payday lending in new video

Advocacy group again attacks “Florida model” of payday lending in new video

An advocacy group pushing for strong regulations on predatory payday loans is once again applying pressure on members of Florida's congressional delegation, shortly before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is expected to announce new national rules for payday lending next week. Allied Progress has been conducted an aggressive campaign against Florida lawmakers who support legislation sponsored by…

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State will pay opponents’ legal bills in gay marriage fight

State will pay opponents’ legal bills in gay marriage fight

Florida is going to pay at least $213,000 for its losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have agreed to pay that much to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida to cover attorney fees and other costs. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is also actively negotiating a settlement…

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Florida lawyers victimized by spam attack

Florida lawyers victimized by spam attack

The Florida Bar is warning members: Be careful when opening email that looks like it came from us. A handful of attorneys have recently reported "spam emails containing malicious malware" infecting their computers, according to a Bar alert sent to the state's lawyers on Tuesday. The subject lines of the emails, which were sent from "@flabar.org"…

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Marco Rubio calls for feds to investigate Global Ministries Foundation

Marco Rubio calls for feds to investigate Global Ministries Foundation

On Tuesday, Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Treasury to open an investigation into the Global Ministries Foundation. When visiting Eureka Garden Apartments in Jacksonville earlier this month, Rubio vowed to “bring to bear the full efforts of every agency with jurisdiction over this issue in order to hold GMF…

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Florida cost for opposing gay marriage? $213,000 and rising

Florida cost for opposing gay marriage? $213,000 and rising

Florida is going to pay at least $213,000 for its losing battle to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage. State officials have agreed to pay that much to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida to cover attorney fees and other costs. Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is also actively negotiating to reach…

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Jeb Bush to return as chair of Foundation for Excellence in Education

Jeb Bush to return as chair of Foundation for Excellence in Education

Former Gov. Jeb Bush is not one to stay out of public life for too long. On Tuesday, his plans for what comes next after departing from the 2016 GOP presidential primary came into focus. Bush will again assume the reins as president and chairman of the Excellence in Education Foundation board of directors, an organization he…

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Florida public schools getting enough money, judge rules

Florida public schools getting enough money, judge rules

A judge on Tuesday tossed aside a major lawsuit that contended the state is shortchanging its public school students, arguing that the groups and parents who have brought the challenge failed to show evidence of a crisis that required the courts to step in. Circuit Judge George Reynolds also questioned whether or not he even…

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Marco Rubio to host heroin epidemic forum in D.C. Thursday

Marco Rubio to host heroin epidemic forum in D.C. Thursday

Sen. Marco Rubio will chair a hearing in Washington D.C. about the heroin epidemic on Thursday. Rubio, in his position as chair of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, will oversee the hearing, which will be titled “Cartels and the U.S. Heroin Epidemic: Combating Drug Violence…

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Florida’s ‘Auburn tag’ over halfway to required pledges

Florida’s ‘Auburn tag’ over halfway to required pledges

An effort to establish a Florida specialty license plate for Auburn University is barreling toward reality. On Tuesday, a website set up to promote the drive showed 2,480 people had pledged to buy the tag if approved. New plates need 4,000 "pre-sales" before they can be produced. The plate is backed by two Auburn grads: Democratic PR…

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