Tag: Amber Hughes

Mitch PerryApril 17, 2017
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A bill limiting the placement of local sales tax referendum to primary or general election ballots advanced Monday through the Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee. The intent of the bill (SB 278), sponsored by Sarasota Republican Greg Steube, is to maximize participation in elections. Last year, a similar bill from Blaise Ingoglia passed the House but died in […]

Jim RosicaOctober 23, 2015
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5min755
When Florida’s cities need help on transportation issues before the Legislature, they turn to Megan Sirjane-Samples. That’s her specialty as a lobbyist for the Florida League of Cities, which represents the interests of Florida’s 411 municipalities. Before she joined the League in 2013, Sirjane-Samples lobbied at Tallahassee’s Pittman Law Group. There, she also represented “a multitude of local governments,” she says. Sirjane-Samples has […]

Bruce RitchieApril 10, 2015
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6min163
A proposed solar energy amendment could unfairly shift the cost of maintaining electricity plants and power lines from homes and businesses with solar energy to other utility customers, representatives of cities and electric utilities said Friday. Floridians for Solar Choice proposes a constitutional amendment establishing that the state’s policy is to promote local, small-scale solar […]


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