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FEMA declares individual disaster relief for Polk, Pasco

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has now amended their initial Federal Disaster Declaration to include Pasco County and Polk County for individual assistance. The declaration now will allow individuals in both counties affected by Hurricane Irma to receive recovery support and disaster assistance.

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Bob Sparks: Is Team Bondi ready for battle?

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is reluctantly moving onstage in the 2016 presidential campaign. With the national polls tightening between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, her advocates are looking for ways to change the narrative. Who can blame them? With the drip, drip, drip of damaging revelations surrounding the email investigation and foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation, they need to spin the story that Trump and his foundation also behave badly. Trump University is that opportunity. The Clinton side…

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Donald Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run

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Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents released Wednesday. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said revenue at his businesses grew by $190 million over the past 17 months, and he had $557 million in earned income. The Federal Election Commission released the personal financial documents that Trump filed with the agency. They provide an overview of the billionaire’s assets and revenues and his…

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Blasted as a no-show, Marco Rubio Constituent Report says he’s helped thousands

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Despite concerns on his questionable attendance record in the U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio has been busy helping thousands of Floridians solve a variety of problems with federal agencies. In a new Constituent Report released Friday, Rubio’s office says it has helped more than 30,000 individuals on everything from issues with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicare, or Social Security to proving identity to the Internal Revenue Service after it’s been stolen. The caseload handled by his office includes over…

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Today on Context Florida: Sen. Jeb Bush, Rick Scott & hospital regulations and academic librarians

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Today on Context Florida: As the prospects for President Jeb Bush fade, Jac VerSteeg says his fans should consider a fallback plan: U.S. Sen. Jeb Bush, R-Florida. That goal has many advantages. It allows Jeb to concentrate on a single state, and a state that knows him better than Iowa or New Hampshire. He has higher name recognition in Florida than any of the potential Republican or Democratic candidates, even though he has not stood for election in Florida since 2002.…

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Jeb Bush strikes at “Mount Washington” from his old perch in Tallahassee

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Set against a wall-sized backdrop reading “Reform D.C.,” Jeb Bush continued his push for the GOP’s presidential nomination in the state capital Monday morning at Florida State University’s Turnbull Conference Center. Bush, who lived in Tallahassee from 1999 until 2007 when he was governor, took on what he called the excesses of “Mount Washington,” by using the days when he struck fear into state lawmakers with his line-item veto pen as an example for the nation. “We used to call this city…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.26.15 — SCOTUS rule on ACA works out for Florida Republicans

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While we eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage later this morning, reverberations from the court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act continuestoday. The court ruled that Congress’ intention was to provide subsidies to those on the plan, regardless of where they lived. Supporters of the law insisted the case never should have gone all the way to the court, saying that it was little more than a scrivener’s error regarding the errant language that gave standing…

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