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Drew WilsonSeptember 29, 2015

Out of state business executives and citizens are more likely to move to Florida than any other state, according to a new survey from Sachs Media Group. Presented by Sachs executives Michelle Ubben and Karen Cyphers Tuesday at the 2015 Future of Florida Forum, the Florida Brand Survey found there was a lot to like about the Sunshine State. […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 22, 2015

A new survey shows teens aren’t smoking as much as they used to, but they are still finding a way to get nicotine. The Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, released Tuesday, found that 6.9 percent of Florida high school students smoked cigarettes, a 1.7-point drop from the 8.6 percent who said they smoked “conventional cigarettes” – […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 21, 2015

The House District 92 race got a little more crowded Wednesday after a South Florida attorney filed as the third Democrat for the seat held by outgoing state Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed. Paulette Armstead, an FSU law school alumna who runs her own practice in West Palm Beach, joins Sajan Kurian and Whitney Rawls in what’s […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 21, 2015

Author and child advocate Lauren Book has drawn an opponent in her campaign for Sen. Eleanor Sobel’s Senate District 33 seat. Davie Democrat Emmanuel Blimie filed Wednesday, setting up a primary in the left-leaning seat. The candidates have more in common than just their senate aspirations. Like Book, Blimie is also an author and founder of […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 21, 2015

A second Republican has filed for House District 86, currently held by term-limited Democrat Mark Pafford, setting up a GOP primary for the heavily Democratic district. Laurel Bennett, who runs health records company PHR Solutions, filed for the seat Friday, joining fellow Republican Stuart Wade Mears and Democrats Tinuade Pena and Matt Willhite in the […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 17, 2015

The winner of the four-way Democratic primary to replace term-limited Rep. Alan Williams in House District 8 will now have a Republican to face. Florida A&M alumnus Marquise McMiller filed for the seat Monday, and he already has his work cut out for him. District 8 is one of the strongest Democratic districts in the […]

Drew WilsonSeptember 17, 2015

An incentives deal with mega-retailer Wal-Mart will bring 625 jobs and a pair of new warehouses to Polk County, Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday. “I’m proud to announce that Wal-Mart will be creating 625 new jobs at their new e-commerce facilities in Polk County,” Scott said. “Because of our work to create a business-friendly environment, […]


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