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As deep-sea drilling issue bubbles, ‘Explore Offshore’ to make affirmative case

The American Petroleum Institute thinks there’s a case to be made for expanding offshore drilling. And API offshoot “Explore Offshore,” …

State urges Supreme Court to OK greyhound racing measure

Pointing in part to the “common sense” of voters, Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Wednesday filed a 44-page brief urging …

Poll: Philip Levine atop what’s looking like two-person race with Gwen Graham

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham are going down to the wire in what …

Democratic candidates talk local issues at gubernatorial forum

Several Florida gubernatorial candidates were on hand at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood on Wednesday for a forum hosted …

Hospitality union launches ad bashing Gwen Graham on megamall

Florida’s major labor union for hospitality workers, UNITE HERE, is launching a new television and internet commercial attacking Democratic gubernatorial …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

Personnel note: Devin Galetta now deputy comm’s to CFO Jimmy Patronis

Devin Galetta now is deputy communications director to Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, reporting to Anna Alexopoulos Farrar. “I’m excited …

Retailers recommend George Gainer for re-election

The political arm of the Florida Retail Federation said Wednesday that it’s backing Panama City Republican Sen. George Gainer in …

Cabinet approves latest conservation easement

The Florida Cabinet is moving forward with the purchase of a large parcel of land in Highlands County to ensure …

Activists launch effort to light a spark for medical marijuana

Florida medical marijuana activists announced the formation of a new money group aimed at legalizing the drug for medicinal use …
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