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Lloyd Dunkelberger is a Tallahassee-based political reporter and columnist; he most recently served as Tallahassee bureau chief for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Irv Slosberg self-funds another $50K in SD 31 race, now at $170K in loans

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Rep. Irv Slosberg has dropped another $50,000 of his personal wealth into his Senate District 31 campaign, bringing his self-funding to a significant total of $170,000 in loans, new campaign reports show. The Boca Raton Democrat has raised another $76,000 in traditional contributions for a total war chest of some $246,000 through July 8. He has reported spending $213,000, including $42,000 in the last two weeks, leaving him with cash on hand in the range of $27,000. Slosberg, who had…

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Doug Broxson raises $282K; Mike Hill nets $111K in SD 1 race

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Rep. Doug Broxson raised $20,500 in the last reporting period, giving him a total of $282,000 for his Senate District 1 race, according to the state Division of Elections. Broxson raised the money between June 24 and last Friday. The Gulf Breeze Republican has spent $195,000 of the total. Rep. Mike Hill, a Pensacola Beach Republican, reported raising $7,850 and securing a $50,000 loan in the latest reporting.  He has raised a total of  $111,000 in contributions and spent $73,000, according…

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Marco Rubio, Matt Gaetz praise return of Blue Angels to Pensacola Beach after accident

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The return of the Blue Angels over the skies of Pensacola Beach this weekend after the death of one of their members drew praise from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and state Rep. Matt Gaetz. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform Saturday in the Pensacola Air Show, following the death last month of Capt. Jeff Kuss in a practice event in Tennessee. “Let’s take a moment to reflect on the life of Capt. Jeff Kuss and the Blue Angels –…

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Florida Realtors announce support for amendment that would extend tax break for solar devices

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Florida Realtors has announced its support for Amendment 4, a measure on the Aug. 30 primary ballot that would extend a tax break for solar devices on homes to businesses and industrial facilities. The amendment, sponsored by Sen Jeff Brandes and Rep. Ray Rodrigues in the 2016 session, would exempt solar units from both property taxes and tangible personal property taxes on commercial properties. “It will encourage Florida’s business community to invest in solar, which will expand the use of clean energy…

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In Tallahassee, Allison Tant talks Cleveland, Mike Pence and Patrick Murphy’s A-game

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With Florida Republicans heading to their national convention in Cleveland next week and the Florida Democrats following to their convention the next week in Philadelphia, we caught up with Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant. She, along with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, opened a field office for Hillary Clinton’s campaign in downtown Tallahassee Thursday evening. What do you think about Rick Scott, Pam Bondi and Tim Tebow on the RNC stage? “It’s the folks who are most like Donald Trump.…

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State leaders, experts to discuss future of mobility at Better Transportation Summit

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With the fatal crash of Tesla car on autopilot near Williston in May, Floridians already know the future of transportation is impacting the state’s highways. Exploration of that future will be one of the themes when the 2016 Floridians for Better Transportation Summit meets Tuesday and Wednesday at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach. “Transportation is transformative. It has the power to fuel the economy, stimulate job creation and change the way we live,” said Floridians for…

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AFL-CIO showers Florida voters with pro-Hillary Clinton mailers

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The AFL-CIO is blitzing Florida mailboxes with 33,618 mailers in support of Hillary Clinton while attacking Donald Trump for some of his anti-labor positions. It is the union’s second mail drop in Florida and is part of national effort to target Florida and four other battleground states, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, union officials said. Oddly, the mailer points out one area of agreement between Trump and Clinton, they both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, although Clinton initially supported it. The…

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