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House passes incentives measure desired by Rick Scott

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After a debate that included mentions of monsters, Robert A. Heinlein and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Florida House of Representatives Wednesday passed its 2016 business and economic incentives package, including the framework for Gov. Rick Scott‘s proposed $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund. As bill sponsor Jim Boyd reminded members, it still has no funding: “This is a structure bill, a policy bill,” he said, explaining that how much money goes to incentives still must be decided in the budget process.  The legislation (HB 1325)…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On: Sue Berfield is the new district secretary for state Rep. Chris Latvala. On: Peter Campbell and Linda Segall are new district secretaries for state Rep. Katie Edwards. On: Lance Clemons and Pamela Watt have become state Rep. Halsey Beshears’ new district secretaries. On: Zulema Delgado is the new legislative assistant in state Rep. Michael Bileca‘s office. Off: Christina Disbrow is no longer Katie Edwards’ legislative…

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No state Senate run for Kristin Jacobs

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This week, both Jim Waldman and Gary Farmer breathed a sigh of relief as perhaps one of the most formidable challengers for the state Senate seat they covet made it clear she is staying put. Kristin Jacobs, former mayor of Broward County and current Florida House member, said she is not going to run for Senate. In September, the first-term representative from Coconut Creek filed for re-election to HD 96. “I just got elected to serve as a House member…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On: Bobbye Iseminger is the new senior administrative assistant for the House Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access. On: Jasmine Govan and Ambar Pimentel became legislative assistants for Democratic state Sen. Joseph Abruzzo of Wellington. Off: Rick Kendust is no longer legislative assistant for Republican state Sen. Thad Altman of Rockledge. Off: Jessica Crawford…

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Lawmakers irked over delays in medical pot law

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Two lawmakers – one Republican, one Democrat – expressed frustration Tuesday over the state Health Department’s delay in putting Florida’s lone medical marijuana law into action. In 2014, the state legalized low-THC, or “non-euphoric,” marijuana to help children with severe seizures and muscle spasms. The department is charged with setting up a system to make sure sick kids can get the drug. At a meeting of the House Health Quality subcommittee, state Rep. Greg Steube asked the Health Department’s top lawyer: What’s taking…

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Kristin Jacobs files for re-election in HD 96

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Freshman Democratic state Rep. Kristin Jacobs filed paperwork to run for re-election in House District 96 Tuesday, making her the first and only candidate for the Broward County seat. Jacobs is one of the final incumbent lawmakers to refile for 2016, though securing her second term should be a cinch. The Coconut Creek Democrat is unlikely to draw any in-party competition, and with the district’s heavy Democratic tilt, she doesn’t need to worry about a GOP threat, either. The 2014…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On: Kama Monroe has become senior attorney on the House Local Government Affairs Subcommittee. On: Jessi McDonald is now district secretary for Pensacola Republican state Rep. Clay Ingram. On: Santino Andrews is now legislative assistant for Coconut Creek Democratic state Rep. Kristin Jacobs. Off: David Lancz is no longer the legislative assistant for Miami Beach Democratic state Rep. David Richardson. On: Leilani Gonzalez has…

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