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Today on Context Florida: Secret Service protection, censorship not so bad, Smart Solar, alimony “reform” and the Pfizer squeeze

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Today on Context Florida: As Donald Trump moves ever closer to snagging the GOP nomination for U.S. president, Bob Driver says he will probably ask for — and receive — a high level of Secret Service protection. He may well need it. As the weeks pass, the political atmosphere is heating up to the point where “ugly” no longer describes what’s going on. Trump’s fans are many, and well may usher him into the White House. But the fact remains that…

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Today on Context Florida: Florida’s death penalty, alimony “reform,” Key West traffic and Obama’s State of the Union

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Today on Context Florida: According to Martin Dyckman, nothing else that government does costs as much as the death penalty in order to accomplish so little. This ought to concern even the most conservative legislators as they cope with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision Tuesday, in Hurst v. Florida that the state’s capital sentencing process is unconstitutional. The choice now is to fix it or repeal it. “Those are our two options,” said Carlos Trujillo, the House Criminal Justice chairman.…

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Today on Context Florida: #BadDealforFlorida, alimony reform and Good Karma $1

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Today on Context Florida: When state lawmakers approved the original 2010 gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, John Sowinski says they promised Florida residents it would serve as a firewall against the further expansion of gambling. The proposed renewal of the compact is a complete violation of that trust. In fact, he adds, the renegotiated compact will lead to the largest gambling expansion in state history, taking South Florida in the direction of Las Vegas and Atlantic City while creating pressure…

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Retired Circuit Judge says Tom Lee’s alimony legislation would set a “dangerous” precedent if enacted

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Once again, Brandon Republican state Senator Tom Lee proposed alimony legislation (SB 250) that would end the awarding of lifetime payments by the ex-spouse making the most money in the relationship is causing a ripple in Tallahassee. One of the most controversial pieces of the legislation is requiring judges to allow the divorcing parents get equal time with children from the marriage. In an op-ed obtained by Florida Politics, retired Judge Robert M. Evans calls Lee’s bill “dangerously flawed” and urges…

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Tom Lee will try again to overhaul alimony, custody laws

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State Sen. Tom Lee won’t give up on trying to amend Florida law on alimony and child custody.   On Thursday, Lee filed a bill (SB 250) to change the way divorces are handled in state courts. This marks at least the third time since 2013 that Lee, a Brandon Republican, has supported such an overhaul bill. It will be considered in the 2016 regular session.  The latest legislation – 41 pages long – would enact a raft of provisions, including:…

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