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Daniel Tilson

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Frank Artiles gets tough opponent in HD 118

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Military veteran and longtime Miami police officer Robert Asencio has announced his 2016 candidacy for Florida House District 18. He’s seeking the Democratic nomination and the opportunity to unseat two-time incumbent state Rep. Frank Artiles in the general election. Given recent events, plenty of people will be applauding the news. That’s because Artiles has become a poster boy for extremism in the Legislature, after filing the controversial “bathroom bill,” which, if passed, would ban transgender citizens who can’t prove they’ve completed their sex change procedure from…

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Columnist Daniel Tilson gets a surprise home visit from FDLE

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Editor’s note: The following is a first-person account from Context Florida columnist Daniel Tilson. After getting home from shooting video for a client today, I found a business card shoved in my front door. Much to my surprise, it had the name and contact info of an FDLE inspector on it. Remember FDLE, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement? That’s the one run with distinction for so many years by Commissioner Gerald Bailey … until he refused to play along…

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Bad news week for Florida’s middle class … and the GOP?

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Unless your annual income ranks near the top one percent in Florida, the economic news coming out of two major new reports is not good. On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute released “The Increasingly Unequal States of America”, with a dedicated section called “Lopsided income Growth in Florida“. Key takeaways include: From 1979 – 2011 average income of the top one percent rose 116.2 percent, while incomes of the other 99 percent dropped by 7.5 percent. The top one…

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