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Richard Corcoran: ‘No incentives’ in House budget

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Saying he believes in compromise but not in “compromising your principles,” House Speaker Richard Corcoran Tuesday said again there would be “no (economic) incentives” in his chamber’s proposed 2017-18 state budget. Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, spoke at the annual Associated Press Legislative Session planning session at the Capitol, then took questions from reporters afterward. Corcoran hasn’t backed down from his stance that incentives, favored by Gov. Rick Scott, are little more than “corporate welfare” that he won’t allow…

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Show, don’t tell Carlos Lopez-Cantera

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When Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera addressed reporters during the Associated Press’ annual legislative planning session in Tallahassee, he made it clear he sees himself as a man of action rather than rhetoric. “I’ve actually delivered results for Floridians,” said Lopez-Cantera, known around the Capitol as “CLC.” “If there’s one thing you should ask anybody who’s running for office, especially if they’re already in Washington, it’s ‘What have you done?’” “You hear a lot of ‘I sponsored’ or ‘I fought for’ or even…

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Senate Democratic leader rips into Rick Scott, state GOP leadership

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State Sen. Arthenia Joyner didn’t mean it in a good way when she said recent actions taken by Gov. Rick Scott and her GOP colleagues in the statehouse represented “just another day in Tallahassee.” After taking to the rostrum to the tune of Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect,” Joyner heaped criticism on the governor and legislative leaders for “grand abdications of the public trust.” “How often does a legislative body formally confess to purposefully violating the very Constitution that each of them swore on the Bible…

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