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Gas supplies get boost as tankers head to ports

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Oil tankers are streaming into Florida’s ports as demand for gasoline spikes with Hurricane Irma evacuees returning home.

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Jim Rosica’s Top 10 stories of 2015 in state government

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From palace intrigues to pot, 2015 brought a plethora of material to the Capitol Press Corps. Trying to pick the top 10 state government stories is a subjective pursuit, to say the least, but here are the FloridaPolitics.com picks for the passing year: No. 1: The “firing” of Gerald Bailey Gov. Rick Scott actually forced out the state’s top cop in December 2014 but the repercussions of that move spilled well over into the new year. Scott originally announced Bailey’s…

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Jack Latvala blasts proposed Senate maps in committee testimony

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After his testimony in front of the Senate panel on redistricting Friday, a lot of Alachua, Pasco, Sarasota and Volusia voters probably wish Clearwater Republican Jack Latvala was their senator, too. Latvala doesn’t sit on the Senate Reapportionment Committee and instead had to sign up to speak during the panel’s public comment time. During his nine minutes in front of the microphone, the senator from Pinellas County offered a stern rebuke of the map — all while committee chair Bill Galvano stared ahead with…

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