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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio’s aspirations, should Jeb step aside and Rigged to Fail

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Today on Context Florida: In the political hothouse that is Florida, Jack Stevenson says the number of people who actually believe that Marco Rubio would be a better president of the United States than Jeb Bush would fit into, well, Freedom Hall in Miami. Nevertheless, the political cognoscenti who fear Marco’s presidential candidacy is just the opening gambit in a run for governor in 2018, a race he might actually be able to win, would fill a much larger venue. Little…

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Today on Context Florida: Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott, the RFRA and 9,071 years

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Today on Context Florida: Jack Stevenson says that if there were any doubt House Appropriations Chairman and Speaker-In-Waiting Richard Corcoran is a conservative crusader whose commitment to his principles leaves him indifferent to comity, convention and the nuances of legislative diplomacy, that doubt was laid to rest last week when he went on a rampage through the legislative china shop. Looks like Gov. Rick Scott wants to “keep working” past January 2018, writes Daniel Tilson. That is the inauguration of our…

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Today on Context Florida: Tally takeaway, budgets, children in crisis and Amendment 1

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Today on Context Florida:  In his latest “Takeaway from Tallahassee,” Peter Schorsch notes that few would have guessed that the Florida Justice Association would look so formidable at halftime of this year’s Legislative Session. It has played successful defense so far when it comes to the all-important issue of Big Tobacco liability, as well as pro-insurance legislation that would restrict access to the courts for folks looking to claim damages from insurers. The ideological fissure that cleaves the Republican Party nationwide…

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