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On Rick Scott/Richard Corcoran feud; ‘incentives’ not needed to draw business to Florida

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In 2012, Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan went on a personal crusade to convince Bass Pro Shops to build a store in Brandon. Hagan’s aim was to create jobs as the county struggled to recover from the Great Recession. He proposed an “incentive” package that was about $15 million of taxpayer money, arguing that it was the cost of doing business with a company like that. Many people disagreed. They screamed. They howled. They complained that giving a Death Star-like…

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