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LIBRE Initiative releases Spanish-language ad calling for end of ‘corporate welfare’

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The LIBRE Initiative is calling on the Florida Legislature to put an end to corporate welfare. In a new Spanish-language digital ad, the organization calls on Floridians to contact their lawmakers and tell them “the game’s over; end this corporate welfare.” The 60-second spot is similar to one released earlier this month by Americans for Prosperity-Florida, which compared economic incentives to gambling and said the incentives “haven’t paid out.” Both the LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity-Florida are aligned with…

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Daniel Garza: Marco Rubio fights for Florida’s Latinos

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My organization, The LIBRE Initiative, has spent the last half-decade working hand in hand with our Latino community in Florida. Listening to their stories and their dreams, I’m reminded of my own parents’ decision to leave their home in Mexico and come to America in search of opportunity. Whether we’re from Mexico, the Caribbean, Central or South America, or even if we’re fourth-generation Americans, every member of the Latino community simply wants the chance to succeed. And that’s why we…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.8.16 — The reality of our binary choice for POTUS

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To begin with today, props to the Tampa Bay Times’ Anastasia Dawson for her portrayal on the very short life of Levonia Riggins, the 22-year-old black man shot and killed last week by a white Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy because … well, because they said he went for a gun when he was confronted in his bedroom at 8 a.m. by said sheriff deputy (Riggins was unarmed). And the reason why a SWAT team was banging down his door in the…

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