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House committee passes military Occupational Opportunity Act

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A House subcommittee unanimously passed a bill to help service members and spouses find and keep jobs when they relocate to Florida. HB 615, known as Occupational Opportunity Act, sailed through the Florida Careers & Competition Subcommittee Tuesday with a bipartisan vote. Next stop for the bill is the full Commerce Committee. Palm Beach Republican Paul Renner filed HB 615, with Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg introducing the Senate version. The Occupational Opportunity Act seeks to expand opportunities for the military community in Florida by…

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Concerned Veterans for America names Diego Echeverri as Florida director

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A national veterans group, Concerned Veterans for America, appointed entrepreneur and public policy pro Diego Echeverri as its new Florida State director. Echeverri, who served as coalitions coordinator for the Mitt Romney 2012 campaign, is a U.S. Army veteran who enlisted shortly after 9/11. After training as a paralegal specialist, he deployed to Afghanistan between 2003 and 2004. After leaving the Army, Echeverri served as special assistant to the governor of Florida, director of political and economic affairs at the…

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