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Credit unions: A ‘winner’ worth picking

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Free market, corporate welfare, winners and losers. These phrases are uttered every day in the halls of the Florida Capitol while lawmakers are in Session; but, the reality is, government is, across many sectors of society, still in the business of picking winners and losers. One such instance where government picks winners and losers is in the fight between banks and credit unions over public deposits. For years, the credit unions have been seeking legislation that would allow them to…

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Rowdies drop exhibition match, 1-0, against Jacksonville Armada

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As the regular season approaches, the Tampa Bay Rowdies‘ defense is obviously ready. The offense, however, could use a bit more effectiveness. The Rowdies lost to the Jacksonville Armada Saturday in their next-to-last preseason game before the regular season, which begins March 25 against Orlando B. The Rowdies dominated much of the play, but could not finish. Armada midfielder J.C. Banks scored the only goal of the match, just three minutes into the second half. “Despite the result, the team…

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Carl Hiaasen on Charlie Crist

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Carl Hiaasen lays in to Charlie Crist, here’s an excerpt: Like his stance against Sotomayor, Crist’s unexpected support for the lax development law disappointed those still clinging to the notion that he’s a different breed. The same fellow who fancies himself a crusader for the Everglades has — if SB 360 is allowed to stand — essentially guaranteed that the remaining wetlands of western Miami-Dade will be paved, dooming any hope for reviving the Everglades. Only as craven political strategy…

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