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Personnel note: Robert ‘Budd’ Kneip retires from CFO’s office

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Robert “Budd” Kneip, chief of staff to state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, will retire Aug. 31, the office announced Friday. Kneip will be retiring after nine years of public service, with “an announcement on the transition to a new Chief of Staff (to be) made in the coming days,” a press release said, suggesting that decision is in the can. Kneip had been former CFO Jeff Atwater’s man, a fellow Palm Beach Countian who served as Atwater’s chief of staff when…

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Email insights: Congressional Leadership Fund targets Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in CD 26

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The Congressional Leadership Fund has wasted no time in lobbing its first attack after Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who announced this week she would challenge Republican Carlos Curbelo in Florida’s 26th Congressional District. The super PAC, which has the backing of the entire House Republican leadership, sent an email Wednesday saying Mucarsel-Powell is “slowly becoming a perennial candidate.”

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Personnel note: Chester Spellman tapped to lead AmeriCorps

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Chester Spellman, the long-time chief executive officer of Volunteer Florida, has appointed by the White House to serve as the director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service. “I believe there is no greater calling than the calling to serve,” said Spellman. “I am deeply honored to be appointed by the White House and thrilled for the opportunity to lead AmeriCorps at the national level. National and community service changes lives every day, and I look forward…

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Ethics group wants Debbie Wasserman Schultz investigated over IT staffer

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A right-leaning watchdog group has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz because she continued to employ an IT staffer after he became the subject of a criminal investigation. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust on Monday asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation into “Wasserman Schultz’s apparent breach of House Ethics Rules.” According to the conservative ethics organization, Wasserman Schultz violated ethics rules by continuing to employ Imran Awan even after he was…

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Tampa Bay Rowdies add depth with Sebastián Guenzatti

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Tampa Bay Rowdies have added another attacking piece to its roster, announcing Monday the signing of midfielder Sebastián Guenzatti.

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Pam Bondi activates price gouging hotline ahead of Tropical Storm Emily

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Attorney General Pam Bondi activated the state’s price gouging hotline, after Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 31 counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Emily. State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities — like food, water, hotels, gasoline and equipment — that is needed as a direct result of an officially declared emergency. People who suspect price gouging during the declared state of emergency should report it to the Attorney General’s Office by…

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Insurers say they’re ready for Tropical Storm Emily

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The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) “stands ready to help with any insurance related questions as the Tropical Storm Emily begins to make impact along the coast,” the group said in a Monday press release. PCI and other industry groups work closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, assisting Florida homeowners and business owners before and after any disaster.

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