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Today on Context Florida: Donald Trump’s delegates, Northwood Centre, health benefits as pay and technology & privacy

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Today on Context Florida: To win the Republican nomination in 2016, a candidate must win 1,237 delegates. After the March 22 primaries, Darryl Paulson points out that Donald Trump has 739 delegates and needs another 498 to win. If no candidate has 1,237 delegates when the convention starts, it is considered to be a contested convention. If no one secures a majority during the first ballot, the convention becomes “brokered.” Statistician Nate Silver estimates that Trump will fall about 29 delegates…

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Proposal would overhaul arcane cosmetics manufacturing rules

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To many businesses and consumers alike, Tallahassee is known for a laissez-faire approach to industry, where low taxes and a light regulatory touch spring eternal. Not so when it comes to manufacturing cosmetics, where state regulators have thrown the proverbial book at firms which have failed to comply with unusually strict mandates. Industry advocates say the state’s regulatory regime when it comes to cosmetic products – including an biennial registry and permitting process on every product, complete with fees –…

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