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Dan Gelber suggests Florida House is using ultrasound bill as trade-bait

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In a statement released Thursday, state Sen. Dan Gelber suggested that the Florida House’s failure to send the controversial ultrasound bill (HB 1143) is an attempt to play political games with a very important issue. “The Florida House should quit playing games and send the Ultrasound Bill to Governor Crist for his prompt review and hopeful veto. Ironically, the bill was rushed through the Legislature without warning or serious thought, and now it’s one of the last bills the House…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m sure I am in the minority, but I’m just not a fan of the otherwise affable Ernest Hooper (I wince every time I read his closing sentence — “That’s all I am saying”).  His contention that “nothing good happens after 2 a.m.” as a criticism of the City of St. Petersburg’s recent decision to change “last call” to 3 a.m. is just silly.  Most of the great American cities have a “later last call” and a vibrant night life…

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Kendrick Meek calls on Charlie Crist to veto measure that would require women seeking abortion to pay for an ultrasound

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From Mitch Perry: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek this afternoon criticized the Florida Legislature’s passage Friday of a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to pay for an ultrasound and hear a doctor give a description of the fetus.  The bill also includes a prohibition against the use of state or federal dollars for abortions. Speaking outside a Cuban restaurant in West Tampa, CL asked Congressman Meek his thoughts on the measure, which had not been discussed…

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Florida TaxWatch study: Losses to other state taxes reduces state revenue from Seminole Gaming Compact

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Any revenue paid to the state through a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida will be significantly offset by direct losses in other state revenues due to the increased spending on gaming, according to one of the conclusions of the a Florida TaxWatch report, How Much Revenue Will the Seminole Gaming Compact Provide For Florida?: An Analysis of the Impact on Other Tax Sources. The report examines the revenue side of the compact as currently written. In addition…

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Mitt Romney endorses Marco Rubio

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today announced his endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate. “From his humble beginnings as the son of working-class Cuban exiles, Marco Rubio’s meteoric rise – first to Florida Speaker of the House, and now to a candidate for the U.S. Senate – is the embodiment of the American Dream. While I respect Governor Crist, Marco Rubio’s proven record of conservative, principled, and idea-driven leadership is what Florida needs now. Marco Rubio will be a…

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Charlie Crist will hold presser on Wed. to discuss importance of Census for local communities

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Governor Crist will be holding a press conference in St. Petersburg to discuss the importance of the Census and the impact on local communities.  Here are the details for the press conference: Wednesday, March 31 11:30am St. Petersburg Pier 800 Second Ave NE Rooftop (5th floor) – outside St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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