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Easter and Passover as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

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Grab your bonnet, pull out the seersucker and get ready for a good-old-fashion Easter egg hunt. Americans are expected to spend about $18.4 billion on Easter this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. That projection is 6 percent higher than last year’s record of $17.3 billion and marks an all-time high in the 14 years the national organization has conducted the survey. The increase in spending is likely due to how late the holiday falls on the…

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Takeaways from Tallahassee – The “That Was Easy” edition

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Gov. Rick Scott gave a State of the State speech on Tuesday that was focused almost entirely on creating jobs and cutting taxes, boasting that Florida has added more than a million jobs since he took office. During Scott’s speech, there was, of course, the obligatory cheering and standing ovations. There was also “wooing.” At least, that’s how lobbyist Gus Corbella described it on Twitter. @GusCorbella: Wooing is never appropriate for the State of the State. This is a speech in the…

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TallyMadness upset alert: Jon Costello neck-and-neck with #1 seed Brian Ballard

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After two days of voting in 2015’s TallyMadness tournament, #16 seed Jon Costello is running better than even with Goliathan favorite Brian Ballard who is yet again one of four number one seeds this March. Costello so far has garnered 50.6 percent of the vote to Ballard’s 49.4 percent. Will Costello’s Harvey Dent-esque good looks carry him over the top and pull off the upset, or will the Ballard influence apparatus kick in to put down the uprising? Costello’s colleague at Rutledge…

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