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Gambling amendment now has 600K signatures

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A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at limiting gambling’s expansion in the state now has more than 600,000 signatures, its backers said Monday. Voters in Charge, the political committee behind the amendment, said it’s “over halfway towards its goal of gathering 1.1 million signatures in order to reach the required number of 766,200 valid petitions to appear on the 2018 General Election ballot.”

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Dan Gelber emerges as possible successor to Allison Tant at Florida Democratic Party

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As Florida Democrats begin to think about who might lead their party out of the wilderness they found themselves in after last Tuesday’s elections, a familiar, respected name is emerging as one of the possible contenders. Dan Gelber is interested in serving as chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), according to a prominent Democratic operative close to the former state senator, though not authorized to speak on his behalf. “Dan is definitely interested,” the source said. When contacted for comment, Gelber said:…

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Florida Supreme Court schedules arguments on gambling control amendment

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The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Nov. 2 on a proposed constitutional limit on gambling. The state’s highest court will hear about 40 minutes of arguments over the Voter Control of Gambling amendment that seeks to give Florida voters a larger role in decisions to expand gambling. The measure is opposed by gambling interests, which believe the amendment would have “significant ramifications” for existing dog tracks, casinos, arcades and other gaming activity. The court review of the ballot proposal…

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