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“Champions of Florida’s Middle Class”

Rick Kriseman continues to push pro-business agenda

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman is touting a key business ranking. A financial education and empowerment website and resource ranked Florida the seventh most entrepreneurial state in the nation. In a Facebook post Kriseman linked to the NerdWallet ranking and hinted that St. Pete may be one of the reasons. The city recently announced it was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s annual Mayors’ Conference on Entrepreneurship. Lately, Kriseman has been putting a lot…

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Today on Context Florida: Agricultural subsidies, the gun lobby and middle class champions

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Today on Context Florida: Alan Farago says that for decades, conservatives have lamented federal subsidies in American farm policy. Strangely, the wailing falls silent south of the Georgia border. In Tallahassee, the glad-handing and back slapping by agriculture interests and supporters is ubiquitous. Farago adds that time to end implicit subsidies that enrich a few at the expense of many, which weaken environmental laws and protections that protect Floridians and future generations, is now. Eric Conrad is a Southern, white, gun-owning…

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Jerry Holland: Online voter registration is faster, cheaper and more secure

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The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE), a group of which I am currently the state president, has 66 supervisors of elections from both parties from around the state. We support the passage of online voter registration (House Bill 7143 and Senate Bill 228) in Florida. It is important to us because current voter registration is handled entirely by hand, on paper forms, and manually entered into our statewide database. This method is much more costly and prone…

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