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Charlie Justice: Bottled water is ‘a rich man’s drink’

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In an effort to generate more revenue, Florida legislators are considering a special excise tax on bottled water. “Nobody really needs to drink bottled water,” argued tax advocate, Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach). “Municipal water systems provide all the water people need.” Bipartisan support came from Senator Charlie Justice who characterized bottled water as “a rich man’s drink. If a person can afford to buy bottled water then he can afford to pay a tax on it.”  I read this story…

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Charlie Justice: Bottled water is ‘a rich man’s drink’

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In an effort to generate more revenue, Florida legislators are considering a special excise tax on bottled water. “Nobody really needs to drink bottled water,” argued tax advocate, Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach). “Municipal water systems provide all the water people need.” Bipartisan support came from Senator Charlie Justice who characterized bottled water as “a rich man’s drink. If a person can afford to buy bottled water then he can afford to pay a tax on it.”  I read this story…

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Florida Senate poised to shift to the right

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From the Jacksonville Observer: The Florida Senate could be poised for a major power shift, with a bloc of moderate Republicans likely weakened by departures and intra-party rivalries. The changes are already underway, lawmakers and lobbyists say. Republican Sen. Joe Negron’s victory this week in a special election to replace outgoing Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, is expected to tilt the seat slightly more to the right. And another special election this fall to replace the late Sen. Jim…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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Every Sunday I am thankful to Robert Pickering and the rest of Metro I-4 news for compiling the highlights of the Sunday editorial pages: The Legislature’s actions during its session is the focus of today’s editorials among the five largest newspapers serving the I-4 corridor from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach. Here is a brief rundown of what the various newspaper editorial boards are opining: Daytona Beach News-Journal: Dealing in Secrecy – The newspaper notes that the legislative session recently…

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Sunday’s Editorial Pages

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The Legislature’s actions during it’s session is the focus of today’s editorials among the five largest newspapers serving the I-4 corridor from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach. Here is a brief rundown of what the various newspaper editorial boards are opining: Daytona Beach News-Journal: Dealing in Secrecy – The newspaper notes that the legislative session recently ended was not good for champions of open government and open records. The politicos in Tallahassee passed eight of between 50 and 60 proposals…

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