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A.G. GancarskiOctober 26, 2016
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Before John Rutherford won the GOP primary in Florida’s 4th Congressional District, he showed fundraising strength in the late-period, 48-hour contribution notices. Despite running against an opponent who doesn’t prioritize fundraising in the general election, Rutherford is finishing strong as November approaches. Rutherford banked $24,900 on Oct. 25, and the money came from a combination of […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 15, 2016
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A measure that would prohibit employment, retail and other discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity has picked up a second Republican sponsor in the Florida Senate: Travis Hutson of St. Augustine. The group behind the the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act” (HB 45/SB 120) announced the move in a news release Friday. The prime sponsors […]

Bill RuftyJanuary 6, 2016
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Polk County business leaders and legislators are readying for a possible end run around the Florida Department of Transportation’s decision to postpone and perhaps even stop support for the Central Polk Parkway toll road … maybe a half-end run. Rep. John Wood, a Winter Haven Republican who has chaired the Central Polk Parkway Working Group […]

Phil AmmannDecember 22, 2015
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Three Florida cities, including St. Petersburg and Orlando, earned perfect scores in enacting policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens from discrimination. In a statement Tuesday, Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce recognized Orlando, St. Petersburg and Wilton Manors (in Broward County), for receiving 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2015 Municipal […]

Peter SchorschNovember 6, 2015
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The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition is coming off a very good month. “Drumbeat Report,” a video compilation hosted by campaign manager Patrick Slevin, discussed the organization’s recent successes, including such support from Fortune 500 companies and major Florida employers. The three-minute video reveals the group as “off and running” with what organizers […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 17, 2015
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Two Palm Beach County municipalities are the latest to provide protections for all residents, including the LGBT community, from discrimination. The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition campaign manager Patrick Slevin on Thursday praised the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County’s fifth largest municipality, and the Town of Lake Clarke Shores for efforts to protect the LGBT […]


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