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House alimony reform clears last panel

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A bill aimed at effectively ending permanent alimony is heading to the House floor after clearing its last committee of reference on Thursday. The Judiciary Committee approved the measure (HB 455), sponsored by Republican state Rep. Colleen Burton of Lakeland, by a 14-3 vote. Chiefly, the measure limits judges’ discretion in awarding alimony by providing guidelines for how much an ex-spouse should get and for how long. The idea is that “no matter where you live, you can anticipate you will receive equal treatment,” Burton said. Her bill picked…

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Bill filed to create Florida Holocaust Memorial

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Coral Springs Rep. Jared Moskowitz filed a bill Monday to create a Florida Holocaust Memorial at the state Capitol in Tallahassee. Moskowitz’s HB 513 would direct the Department of Management Services to receive recommendations from the Florida Historical Commission on where and how to build a memorial within the Capitol complex honoring the millions of victims of Nazi extermination and labor camps. Moskowitz says the time to build a statehouse memorial is now. “Soon, we’ll have no live witnesses,” said Moskowitz by telephone Monday. The…

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Bob Poe tells Democratic donors he’ll run for Congress

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With Demi Lovato and John Legend slated to perform and comedian Amy Schumer mingling with guests, the star-studded birthday party for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a must-attend event for much of the Democratic Party’s elite. Hosted by Vogue’s Anna Wintour at designer Vera Wang‘s Upper East Side home, there were dozens of celebrities, fashion icons and power brokers in attendance. Representing the Sunshine State were Alex Sink, Mitchell Berger, Chris Korge, Jared Moskowitz, and Ben Pollara. Another Floridian who was there and turned heads…

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Meet Jared Rosenstein, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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Transitioning from the Republican to the Democratic side of the aisle, 25-year-old Jared Rosenstein is wining raves for his work on the staff of another Jared, state Rep. Jared Moskowitz of Coral Springs. “I got into politics during the 2008 presidential election. I was proudly supporting Sen. John McCain and I discovered that the vast majority of my then high school classmates blindly supported Sen. Barack Obama without knowing any of his specific positions. After much heated debate with my classmates, I…

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Latest on the legislative staffing merry-go-round

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With a tip of the hat to Legislative IQ powered by LobbyTools, here are the latest movements – both on and off – of the legislative merry-go-round. On: Bobbye Iseminger is the new senior administrative assistant for the House Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access. On: Jasmine Govan and Ambar Pimentel became legislative assistants for Democratic state Sen. Joseph Abruzzo of Wellington. Off: Rick Kendust is no longer legislative assistant for Republican state Sen. Thad Altman of Rockledge. Off: Jessica Crawford…

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Greyhound injury reporting bill again circulates for 2016 Session

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Hollywood state Sen. Eleanor Sobel filed the “Victoria Q. Gaetz Racing Greyhound Protection Act” for the second time in as many years Friday. The bill, whose title honors the animal-loving wife of former Senate President state Sen. Don Gaetz, would mandate that greyhound racetrack operators report all injuries to the state’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation. While many tracks voluntarily report such information, there is currently nothing on the books that require them to, a state of affairs testifiers on the bill’s…

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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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