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State Rep. Darryl Rouson to meet with President Obama in Panhandle

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State Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, will travel Tuesday to the Florida Panhandle to meet with President Barack Obama and state leaders to discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact. Rep. Rouson looks forward to addressing the critical issues associated with the oil spill. “After inquiry and invitation, I am pleased to attend this event with the President and the Governor. We need to acknowledge the crisis the State of Florida is now facing and solve the problems caused by…

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Charlie Crist says he backs destination casino resorts in Florida

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Las Vegas-style casinos near Florida’s beaches sound pretty good to Gov. Charlie Crist – who said Thursday gambling could mean a tourism and revenue bonanza for the state. Crist, who signed a long-sought Seminole gambling compact earlier this month, told Sun Sentinel reporters and editors he supports destination, resort-style casinos in Florida. In Tallahassee, Las Vegas gambling executives began making a push for such facilities this spring, promising multi-billion facilities if the state would give them a low tax rate and…

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