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Joe Henderson: Richard Corcoran’s good move on hurricane readiness

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran has taken the first step to improve Florida’s hurricane readiness, and it sounds like a good one. He is convening the bipartisan Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness to study what steps the state should take to prepare in the future for mega-storms like Hurricane Irma. Excellent idea.

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First fundraiser for Jack Latvala’s gubernatorial campaign set for Thursday in Clearwater

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Senate Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala will hold the first fundraiser of his gubernatorial campaign on Sept. 7 in Clearwater.

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Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ as a high school student

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” Monday in Lynn Haven shadowing Mosley High School’s senior class president. Graham caddied around Caroline Noble’s backpack, listened to her classmates and participated in school assignments. The former congresswoman was also around for the morning announcement broadcast, lunch and a tour of the school’s technical classes and ROTC.

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Joe Henderson: Adam Putnam knows what his audience wants and serves it up well

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The buffet restaurant owned by my friends Ralph and Nancy Lupton in Temple Terrace was as stuffed Monday morning as one of my plates when I go through the chow line there. Don’t tell my doctor about the times I piled it high with fried chicken, bacon, sausage gravy and all those other things that are supposed to be bad for a body. Put it this way, if that’s bad then I don’t want good.

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Joe Henderson: Jack Latvala will bring a sensible GOP voice to a shrill campaign for governor

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The official entry of Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala into the race for governor is welcome news to those hoping someone would come along to give them a reason not to cover their ears during the upcoming campaign. I think they just got their guy. Whether his candidacy will attract enough support to grab his party’s nomination is an iffy proposition, but his chances might be better than you first think. If the electorate is looking for an alternative to…

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Gwen Graham spends ‘workday’ at camp for sick children

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham spent a “workday” this week helping out at a Eustis summer camp for children with serious illnesses. “The children of our state are so fortunate to have Camp Boggy Creek. Every child deserves to experience the love, joy and growth I saw here, today.” Graham said. “I am thankful for the amazing staff and volunteers who dedicate their time giving back to our community. Camp Boggy Creek is a great example of all we can…

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Jack Latvala adds two stops for Aug. 16 announcement

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To outline his future political plans, Senate Appropriations Chair Jack Latvala added two more stops to his Aug. 16 announcement – turning what was to be a single event into something of a tour.

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