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Tourism ad campaign cash running out

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Capitol News Service is reporting that Visit Florida will soon be out of the advertising money BP gave the state tourism agency to spread the word that most of Florida’s coast is still open for business. Visit Florida received the $7 million on June 7, and used the money to air TV, radio, and Internet ads mainly in the Southeast region of the country. CEO Chris Thompson says Visit Florida still plans to promote in-state travel, but more money will be needed…

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Charlie Crist: ‘Who’s going to vote against a ban on offshore drilling?’

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From Steve Bousquet: Gov. Charlie Crist said Monday he wants a special legislative session soon — maybe the week of May 24 — to deal with two timely issues: a proposed constitutional ban on drilling for oil off Florida’s coast and tax incentives for utilities to diversify and explore renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Crist said the special session looks more likely after a phone conversation with Senate President Jeff Atwater. “I’d like to do it…

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Charlie Crist: ‘Who’s going to vote against a ban on offshore drilling?’

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From Steve Bousquet: Gov. Charlie Crist said Monday he wants a special legislative session soon — maybe the week of May 24 — to deal with two timely issues: a proposed constitutional ban on drilling for oil off Florida’s coast and tax incentives for utilities to diversify and explore renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Crist said the special session looks more likely after a phone conversation with Senate President Jeff Atwater. “I’d like to do it…

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