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Mitch Perry Report for 5.14.15 — Foreign policy fun with Jeb and Marco

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Marco Rubio is being lauded in some quarters this morning for the way he handled the inevitable question on Iraq that was posed by Charlie Rose at the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday afternoon. “Not only would I not have been in favor of it, President Bush would not have been in favor of it,” Rubio said. Well, that takes care of that, right? “Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy,” says the Daily Beast. Except, that isn’t what…

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American Bridge releases new report on Koch Brothers’ influence in Florida

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The enormously wealthy and powerful Charles and David Koch, better known as the Koch Brothers, have become an increasingly influential team in recent years as they spend their money on causes (and candidates) they support. But in progressive, and even independent circles, their name has been invoked as representing something almost sinister and polluting the body politic. Now the Democratic Super PAC for American Bridge 21st Century hopes that by linking them to Florida presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, they can…

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Florida solar battle heats up: Tea Party’s Debbie Dooley takes on Americans for Prosperity

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As a proposed solar energy initiative gains steam in Florida, an interesting rhetorical battle is also heating up: Americans for Prosperity (AFP) against the Tea Party fringe. The latest bombast comes from Debbie Dooley, described by American Spectator columnist Jon Cassidy as a “Tea Party eccentric and advocate for solar energy.” Dooley is the outspoken state coördinator of the Georgia Tea Party Patriots. Dooley calls voters in the Sunshine State to support the Florida Right to Produce and Sell Solar Energy…

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Backers say film incentive bill still alive in Tallahassee

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House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s abrupt decision to gavel the 60-day legislative session to a close three days before its scheduled end because of a budget impasse with the Senate affects loads of important legislation. For the members of Florida’s economy that work in the TV/movie and digital entertainment industry, it could be a devastating blow. That’s because a bill sponsored by Venice Republicans Nancy Detert in the Senate and Mike Miller of Winter Park in the House that would begin to…

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Americans for Prosperity airing TV ads in Florida opposing Medicaid expansion

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AFP-FL, the Florida-based branch of the pro-industry advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, has taken to the Florida television airwaves to make its case against a plan in the Senate that would draw down federal Medicaid dollars to expand coverage throughout the state. “At some point, the Senate is going to have to recognize that Floridians do not want more federally run healthcare,” said AFP-FL state director Chris Hudson in a voiceover featured in prominently in the ad. “Their plan will force a massive regulatory…

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Bob Sparks: Entertainment industry adds to Florida’s economic menu

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For years Florida governors and legislators stressed the need to diversify Florida’s economy. A state’s financial well-being so heavily dependent upon tourism and agriculture is a disaster or recession away from economic calamity, they said. They, and their successors who toe the same line, are right. Resorts, parks and Fresh From Florida are great for our economy in so many ways, but our menu needs more entrees. Television, film and entertainment production will not drive an economy, but it pedals…

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Today on Context Florida: Consumer protections, private e-mails, Medicaid and Anne Hathaway

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Today on Context Florida: Florida ticket-buyers need consumer protection, says Peter Schorsch. They deserve a transparent purchasing process. Would you buy a car without knowing the identity of the seller and the vehicle’s exact make and model and mileage? Of course not. Laws protect consumers by mandating disclosure of information during the purchasing process for many items. Why should tickets, some of which sell for hundreds and thousands of dollars, be any different? Steve Kurlander believes public officials, whether they be…

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