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Governor orders flags at half-mast to honor Ken Plante

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Gov. Rick Scott ordered U.S. and state flags at the Florida Capitol to fly at half-staff tomorrow, in honor of former State Sen. Ken Plante. Plante passed away March 1 after a three-year battle with ALS. First elected to the Senate from Winter Park in 1967, Plante served until 1978. After leaving the Legislature, he remained active in both the public and private sectors, serving on the 1977-78 Constitutional Revision Commission, and as a founder of both Florida TaxWatch and the…

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Bill Day’s latest: Old Corruptible

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Before the gavel falls on Tuesday to open Florida’s 2015 Legislative Session, before Gov. Rick Scott gives his annual State of the State missive, there is a final blast from the Tallahassee “river of green.” “Old Corruptible” makes its last hurrah, before falling silent for the next 60 days. Today, editorial cartoonist Bill Day casts his razor-sharp gaze on Monday, the closing day of pre-session fundraising. In the shadow of the Florida Capitol, the underground river crests after making way…

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