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Greyhound steroid ban dies in Senate

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A bipartisan bill banning the use of steroids on greyhound racing dogs is likely dead for the 2017 Legislative Session. The last committee of reference for the Senate bill (SB 512) had been Appropriations, which did not hear it Monday at its last meeting. The House version (HB 743) passed earlier this month on an 84-32 vote. “We had the votes to pass it,” said Senate bill sponsor Dana Young, a Tampa Republican. The Senate bill cleared two previous committees…

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4th Floor Files talks with Erin Daly Ballas on Keep Florida Beautiful, Whole30 and ‘Not Her Circus’

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Erin Daly Ballas is the featured Tallahassee player in today’s chapter of the 4th Floor Files. Currently she serves as an associate on Jack and Kenya Cory’s Public Affairs Consultant’s team, where she began in 2008 as a legislative intern. During the 2015 legislative session, Erin will advocate for a range of interests, including both the Florida and National Greyhound Associations, the City of Jacksonville Beach, Outward Bound Discovery, the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and American Elder…

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