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Abel Harding: How has Florida spent BP millions?

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From Abel Harding: With BP delivering millions to Florida – $58 million to be exact – and political leaders asking for more, one current office holder has stepped up efforts to make the process of how the money is spent more transparent. After BP made the first pledge of $25 million last month, state Senate President Jeff Atwater, who is running for CFO, wrote to Gov. Charlie Crist, asking for details on how the money would be spent. “We should be…

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Ethics complaint filed against John Thrasher

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Straight from Abel Harding, whose stuff you better be reading: An ethics complaint has been filed against State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, according toTangerineFL, a blog covering Florida politics. The blog included a copy of the complaint, filed by Todd W. Byars as a result of news stories that appeared in the Times-Union and its sister paper, The St. Augustine Record. Byars, a Tallahassee resident and a former Leon County Teacher of the Year, alleges Thrasher violated the public…

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