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Report: Richard Corcoran urges Democratic support of Enterprise Florida bill

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran is asking for Democrats support to legislation that would abolish Enterprise Florida, saying if Democrats join the House will be able to override Gov. Rick Scott’s expected veto of the bill. POLITICO Florida reported that Corcoran asked Democrats for their help to “get a veto-proof majority” during a House Democrats dinner. The dinner came on the eve of the bill (HB 7005) first hearing by the full House. The House is also expected to discuss a…

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House Republicans reject amendments to fracking bill sponsored by Democrats

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The Republican-led state House rejected more than a dozen amendments — all of which were sponsored by House Democrats — to a proposal aimed at regulating hydraulic fracturing. House Democrats put forth at least 20 amendments to the bill (HB 191). The changes included requiring drillers to submit water to the Department of Environmental every six months for water quality tests; requiring drillers to test well casings and casing shoes every six months, and prohibiting drillers from using substances listed…

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Democrats divided on free trade agreement in South Florida

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Although a majority of House Democrats rejected President Obama on expanding his trade negotiating power, two of the three Democrats who met the press hours before the Florida Democratic Party’s big summer dinner did and do support the Trans Pacific Partnership. “We are a big tent party, and we have wide ranging views on the best approach to dealing with trade,” said Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC Chair and Congresswoman from South Florida at a press conference held hours before…

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Uber’s fortunes uncertain as House, Senate gear up for ride sharing fight

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With just six days before end of regular legislative business this Session, the House and Senate are still troublesomely far apart on legislation regarding the popular ride sharing apps Uber and Lyft, particularly if you’re an advocate for the expansion of “transportation network companies” as they are rendered in committee-speak. The Senate today passed SB 1298 by Altamonte Springs Sen. David Simmons which would increase insurance requirements beyond the now-voluntary insurance policies already they already carry. Support for the bill came well short of a…

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