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Mitch Perry Report for 11.10.15 – Right to Rise ready to go nuclear on Rubio?

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The Marco Rubio campaign is making the most out of the blockbuster story in today’s New York Times about the Jeb Bush campaign about to go nuclear on Rubio. Specifically, Right to Rise, Bush’s super PAC, is apparently ready to spend $20 million in attacking Rubio. “Part of running for president is you have to put your big boy pants on and get vetted on the issues, so we know we don’t have a dud candidate running against Hillary Clinton,” Right to Rise chief…

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NJ Democrat Frank Pallone still wants hearings on fantasy sports

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Daily fantasy sports have exploded into a multibillion-dollar industry in recent years. Advertisements for both FanDuel and DraftKings are inescapable during broadcasts of football games and on ESPN. But is the party going to end soon? In September, New Jersey Democratic U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone requested that the Energy and Commerce Commission hold advanced hearings to determine the legal status of daily fantasy sports. The committee has jurisdiction over professional sports gambling. Then allegations of insider trading emerged last month when an employee of DraftKings mistakenly…

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In Tampa, Democratic Congressmembers Kathy Castor and Frank Pallone extoll St. Joseph’s Hospital energy efficiencies

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St. Joseph’s Hospitals, part of the BayCare Health System and a Pediatric and Level II Trauma hospital, is the only hospital campus in the Tampa Bay area with a co-generator plant. That plant consists of a natural gas-fired combustion engine that powers a 1.7 megawatt generator to produce electricity throughout the hospital campus. And for the past six years, it’s also housed a waste treatment system that reduces waste volumes by 90 percent and converts it into fuel used by…

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Fantasy sports lobbies up, hires former deputy Labor Secretary for self-regulation

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As fantasy-sports operators face scrutiny and increased calls for regulation, the industry is turning to a former member of the Obama administration to help prove to outsiders it can self-monitor. Seth Harris, who was deputy U.S. Labor Secretary and was acting department head for more than a year, has been retained by the Fantasy Sports Control Agency to lead an independent regulation board. The newly created agency will work under the auspices of the Fantasy Sports Trade Organization, with the…

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