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Reporters’ roundtable: Lawmakers back again, and again, to Tallahassee

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Expect Florida lawmakers to spend a long hot summer in Tallahassee. And they will be at the state Capitol for a pretty contentious fall as well. And they just might, with a little luck, be able to fit in a holiday break before returning for the 2016 legislative session in January. That’s the consensus of a handful of Capitol reporters who spoke Wednesday at a Florida Leadership luncheon co-hosted by Sachs Media Group about the busted 2015 session that failed to…

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Craft brewers may need to be careful what they ask for

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Let me start by saying I am a huge craft beer fan. I love craft beer. I love the very idea of craft beer. I love the taste, the smell and heck I even love the interesting artwork on the bottles. I especially love the pick-yourself-up-by-the bootstraps grit of the craft beer business folks. But I can’t help but wonder; what might happen if the crafties get what they want from Florida lawmakers? 64 ounce growlers? Check. Got that. No brainer. A few…

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Florida lawmakers conclude contentious and emotionally charged session

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From The Current: Florida lawmakers wrapped up a contentious and emotionally charged session on Friday night, spending hours debating and approving measures on abortion, a proposed constitutional amendment on redistricting, and a comprehensive property insurance bill. The session lurched to a close as the House wrapped up its work shortly before 7 p.m. while the Senate was still debating a nearly $70.4 billion budget. The Senate did not wrap up its work until 8:47 p.m. The final vote on the…

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