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Bill Nelson asks FTC to go after gas gougers

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked the Federal Trade Commission to keep a lookout for price gougers ahead of Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall on Florida shores.

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Pam Bondi endorses Yvonne Fry for state House

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is the latest Republican to back Plant City businesswoman and activist Yvonne Fry in the House District 58 special election taking place later this year. “I have known Yvonne Fry for many years and I know that she is a committed Conservative who will defend our Conservative values,” Bondi said.

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Pam Bondi activates price gouging hotline

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Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday night activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for all consumers in Florida. The opening of the hotline came after Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties because of Hurricane Irma—a Category 4 hurricane that could hit the state this week.

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Rick Scott sets date for next Florida execution

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Gov. Rick Scott set the execution of Michael Lambrix, who’s been on Death Row for 33 years, for 6 p.m. Oct. 5, the Governor’s Office announced Friday.  

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Takeaways from Tallahassee — Back to court

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An Orlando entrepreneur is now demanding a jury trial in his suit against Attorney General Pam Bondi, in which he claims she forces businesses to donate millions of dollars to unregistered charities as part of settlements in consumer protection cases. John D. Smith, who invented Storm Stoppers plastic panels, marketed as a “plywood alternative” to protect windows during storms, filed papers this week in Leon County Circuit Civil court. He had been investigated on a consumer fraud allegation by Bondi’s office in 2015. In…

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Déjà vu: Richard Corcoran seeks repeal of public campaign financing

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House Speaker and presumptive Republican candidate for governor Richard Corcoran, who declared war on “corporate welfare” last Legislative Session, now wants to end “welfare for politicians.” On Wednesday, he asked the Constitution Revision Commission—of which he appointed nine of its 37 members—to consider an proposal to repeal a section of the state Constitution that provides for public financing of statewide political campaigns. The Legislature, however, placed a similar amendment on the ballot for statewide approval in 2010. It flunked at…

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Does Adam Putnam still support Confederates in Veterans’ Hall of Fame?

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Two years ago, Adam Putnam was the lone vote in the four-member Cabinet to support adding three members of the Confederacy into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame, but he’s not saying now if he would vote that way again. Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi and CFO Jeff Atwater all opposed placing former governor Edward Perry; Florida’s first adjutant general, David Lang; and Samuel Pasco, a Harvard-educated prisoner of war and U.S. senator for whom Pasco County is named; to be included…

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