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Charlie Crist: ‘Who’s going to vote against a ban on offshore drilling?’

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From Steve Bousquet: Gov. Charlie Crist said Monday he wants a special legislative session soon — maybe the week of May 24 — to deal with two timely issues: a proposed constitutional ban on drilling for oil off Florida’s coast and tax incentives for utilities to diversify and explore renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Crist said the special session looks more likely after a phone conversation with Senate President Jeff Atwater. “I’d like to do it…

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Charlie Crist: ‘Who’s going to vote against a ban on offshore drilling?’

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From Steve Bousquet: Gov. Charlie Crist said Monday he wants a special legislative session soon — maybe the week of May 24 — to deal with two timely issues: a proposed constitutional ban on drilling for oil off Florida’s coast and tax incentives for utilities to diversify and explore renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Crist said the special session looks more likely after a phone conversation with Senate President Jeff Atwater. “I’d like to do it…

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By flooding Governor’s Office with passed legislation, GOP attempts to minimize impact of Charlie Crist’s vetoes

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The Miami Herald is reporting that: As Gov. Charlie Crist boarded a jet and headed to Miami Friday, the Florida Legislature did something it rarely does: it flooded his desk with a boat-load of bills. At least 63 of them at last count. Forcing him — and his staff — to work some big-time overtime to get through them all by the time they must be signed or become law in 15 days. Normally, legislators take their time when sending bills…

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By flooding Governor’s Office with passed legislation, GOP attempts to minimize impact of Charlie Crist’s vetoes

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The Miami Herald is reporting that: As Gov. Charlie Crist boarded a jet and headed to Miami Friday, the Florida Legislature did something it rarely does: it flooded his desk with a boat-load of bills. At least 63 of them at last count. Forcing him — and his staff — to work some big-time overtime to get through them all by they time they must be signed or become law in 15 days. Normally, legislators take their time when sending bills…

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Jeff Atwater says Charlie Crist chief of staff pledged governor would sign SB6

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The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that as the SB6 teacher-tenure bill was under debate on the House floor, Gov. Charlie Crist’s chief of staff told Senate President Jeff Atwater the governor was prepared to sign the bill, Atwater told reporters Friday. Atwater said he was “perplexed” by Crist’s veto, citing a conversation he had with chief of staff Shane Strum the day the bill hit the House floor. “To have the chief of staff express to me, a week ago Wednesday…

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Save critical services for Florida’s children

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Reposted with permission from Ben Kirby: Any of you who have read this blog with even a modicum of regularity know that I take great pains to keep my professional life a long distance away from the views I express here.  The political commentary I offer on this blog in no way reflects of the beliefs of my employer or colleagues. However, unfortunately I must break with that practice today and talk about my work. There is currently a bill in the Florida…

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Save critical services for Florida’s children

in Statewide/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Reposted with permission from Ben Kirby: Any of you who have read this blog with even a modicum of regularity know that I take great pains to keep my professional life a long distance away from the views I express here.  The political commentary I offer on this blog in no way reflects of the beliefs of my employer or colleagues. However, unfortunately I must break with that practice today and talk about my work. There is currently a bill in the Florida…

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