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Dana Young joins push for new greyhound bill, banning steroids

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Decrying that racing dog owners are “doping greyhounds,” state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith joined state Rep. Alexandra Miller and Dana Young Friday in another effort to tighten regulation of dog racing in Florida, with a bill explicitly banning the use of steroids. Smith, the Orlando Democrat, and Miller, the Sarasota Republican, introduced House Bill 743 Thursday, replacing an earlier version Miller had introduced. Young, the Tampa Republican introduced Senate Bill 512 last month. On Thursday, it was referred to the…

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Jared Moskowitz proving his mettle on greyhound decoupling

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SaintPetersBlog previously reported on Rep. Jared Moskowitz as someone to watch this Legislative Session and he’s proving us right. Moskowitz is quietly emerging this session as a power player in the Florida House of Representatives, despite the “D” next to his name. Since joining the House in 2012, Moskowitz has been a champion of animal rights and his passion for that issue is having an outsize influence on the debate over gaming. The single biggest animal rights issue in Tallahassee for…

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Dana Young unveils new, slimmed-down gaming proposal

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A push to bring Las Vegas-styled resort casinos to South Florida is once again being rejected by the state Legislature. The idea was a long shot from the start, but a top House Republican on Tuesday filed a revamped gambling proposal that drops any mention of casinos. House Majority Leader Dana Young kicked off the 60-day session with a proposal to upend the state’s entire gambling industry. It called for two massive casinos in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, while allowing…

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