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Florida House goes Michael Bay with Irma recovery video

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The Florida House of Representatives graphics team has done it again, putting together an uplifting 5-minute clip about the state’s recovery after Hurricane Irma.

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round.

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Florida lawmaker claims prophets saw Irma coming

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State Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat, may have had the most idiosyncratic reaction of any office holder to Hurricane Irma. She claimed that God revealed it to prophets, an unusual reaction by a state lawmaker to a natural disaster that the state and the nation will take years to recover from. Daniels posted to Facebook that “Chuck Pierce prophesied that a surge was coming to Fla in July (Open Heaven Conference in Tallahassee) He saw something coming up the middle…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Tiffany Harrington has replaced Heather Williamson as House staff director of the Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining. On: Teri Cariota, formerly an aide to former Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, is now a legislative assistant to Miami Democratic Rep. Roy Hardemon. On: Venusmia Lovely, formerly an aide to Sen. Dwight Bullard, is also a district…

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Florida House bill would offer tax incentives to hire veterans

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A recurring problem for military veterans: finding work in the private sector after completing public service. A Florida House bill filed Friday by Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat, seeks to remedy that problem, offering tax incentives to companies that hire veterans or their spouses. House Bill 561, the “Veterans Preference Incentive Act,” would help small businesses that wanted to hire veterans. HB 561 would offer a $1,000 corporate income tax credit to companies who hired veterans or their spouses. That…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On and off: Charles Smith, previously district secretary for Broward County Republican Rep. George Moraitis, is now his legislative assistant. On: Dennis Ragosta is the new district secretary for Ocala Republican Rep. Charlie Stone. On: Mikhail Scott has become the legislative assistant for Miami-Dade Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee. On: Nancy Bowers a new district secretary for The Villages Republican…

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