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Andrew Gillum posting a goose egg? Say it ain’t so

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May was a busy month for Andrew Gillum. Like his opponents, he racked up several key endorsements; former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Senate Democratic Leader-designate Jeff Clemens, Sen. Perry Thurston, state Rep. Joe Abruzzo and Palm Beach County Tax Collector for life, Anne Gannon. Gillum spoke at Tiger Bay and his campaign sent out numerous press releases on various topics, he held two big-name fundraisers (former party chair Allison Tant and uber-lobbyist Sean Pittman) and blasted out, by my count, more than 18…

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Andrew Gillum announces a dozen endorsements from local leaders

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Add a dozen more local government officials to the list of Floridians backing Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum for governor. Gillum’s campaign announced 12 new local endorsements, bringing the the total number of endorsements to nearly 20 in the month since he announced his 2018 gubernatorial bid. In a joint statement released by the Gillum campaign, elected officials said they were backing Gillum because he “has the experience and vision to make life better for every one of our constituents.” “Mayor…

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Airbnb to start collecting Florida tourist taxes beginning Dec. 1

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The growth of vacation rental website Airbnb has exploded in Florida (as it has across the nation) in recent years, but it’s also alienated local government officials because its unlicensed vacation rentals have escaped being hit with sales or tourist development taxes. That will soon change. The San Francisco based tech-company that allows people to rent out their homes or rooms to travelers has made an agreement with county and state officials in Florida, and will begin collecting occupancy taxes beginning Dec. 1. “We’re thrilled,”…

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Dan Gelber wins endorsement of PBC pol Anne Gannon over Dave Aronberg

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Miami Rep. Dan Gelber won the endorsement today of longtime Palm Beach County pol Anne Gannon, who is now serving at the county tax collector. Gannon served with Gelber in the state House from 2000-2006 and picked Gelber over Palm Beach’s own state Sen. Dave Aronberg for the Democratic nomination for attorney general saying, ”he is the definition of a leader.” “He has the unique combination of force and personality that brings people together and empathy to be able to…

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