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Darryl Rouson urges Florida to become a ‘Tobacco 21’ state

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Two Florida lawmakers want to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco in the Sunshine State. Sen. Darrly Rouson and Rep. Lori Berman held a press conference Thursday to tout legislation they filed to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21. The proposals (SB 1138 and HB 1093), lawmakers said, would help lower the number of young adults who become addicted to tobacco and cut down on the state’s leading cause of preventable death. “I’ve seen many struggles with…

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Capitol Reax: Rick Scott’s proposed 2017-18 budget

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Gov. Rick Scott officially rolled out his nearly $83.5 billion budget during the Associated Press’ annual legislative planning session Tuesday. — “AIF applauds Governor Scott’s proposed budget that fights for the future of employers and employees in our Sunshine State. His proposed spending plan, which includes $618 million in tax cuts and $85 million for economic incentives to businesses, will go a long way in continuing to help our state achieve the prosperity and growth our Florida families deserve. “From…

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Personnel note: Chris Turner to join American Cancer Society advocacy arm

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Well-liked legislative staffer Chris Turner is leaving his post with the House Democratic office for a position  with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ,where he will manage the organization’s grassroots operations for much of the northern half of the state. Turner says his reasons for accepting the position were personal as well as professional. “As a cancer survivor myself, there are few things I take as seriously as finding a cure to this devastating disease,” said Turner. “I’m looking forward to using my passion and…

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