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Jet fuel tax changes looking poised to pass Senate

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A proposal by state Sen. Anitere Flores to bring some finality to a long-simmering legislative food fight between major airline carriers like United Airlines and Delta and their smaller upstart rivals operating in Florida is getting closer to taking off from the Capitol Building and landing in the Governor’s Mansion to await the approval of Gov. Rick Scott. The legislation — which seeks to end an existing exemption to state taxes on jet fuel consumption — is currently in for a layover…

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Where does sh*t stand — the ‘legislative food fights’ edition

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Editor’s note: As the 2015 legislative session kicks into high gear, FloridaPolitics.com is continuing to report on several “legislative food fights” during the annual lawmaking period. These food fights don’t always make the front page of the traditional media outlets, but they are the kind of industry vs. industry or intra-industry turf battles that drive Tallahassee — and expand the field of play for state lobbyists. Here’s a look at where sh*t stands heading into the third week of session. Big…

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2015 Legislative Session Preview: Dogfight breaking out over jet fuel sales tax exemption

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Editor’s Note: As the 2015 Legislative Session approaches, FloridaPolitics.com is reporting on several “legislative food fights” likely to break out during the annual lawmaking period. These food fights don’t always make the front page of the Tampa Bay Times, but they are the kind of industry vs. industry or intra-industry turfbattles that drive Tallahassee — and expand the economics for state lobbyists. One focused on an expected scrum between Big Tobacco and trial lawyers. Today’s installment is about a tax exemption on jet fuel…

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