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Report: Rick Scott committee releases robocall targeting Republicans who support killing Enterprise Florida

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Voters across the state will be getting robo-calls blasting their representative for voting for a bill to kill Enterprise Florida. POLITICO Florida reported that Let’s Get to Work, the political committee backing Gov. Rick Scott, has funded another round of robocalls hitting Republicans who voted for a bill (HB 7005) that would eliminate Enterprise Florida and a slew of other economic incentive programs. “Unfortunately, your state representative … is playing politics with Florida’s jobs,” the ad says, according to POLITICO…

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New video from Richard Corcoran boasts ‘We are One House’

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A new video produced by the Florida House seeks to remind citizens of the Sunshine State that lawmakers, who will soon convene for the 2017 Legislative Session in March, are united in service to all Floridians. In the clip from Speaker Richard Corcoran’s First Principles Production, group of Florida House members show that — despite political differences — “We are One House.” The 90-second video — which begins with the passing of the gavel between former Speaker Steve Crisafulli and…

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Debuting today: The Winter 2016 edition of INFLUENCE Magazine

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The latest issue of INFLUENCE Magazine is out. From the rise of legal-lobbying firms to the next generation of influencers and power brokers, the winter edition looks at all aspects of the governmental affairs industry. In recent years, major legal firms have emerged as major players in the government affairs industry. For the first time in a while, one of these firms (Greenberg Traurig) was in the Top 5 for compensation, while several others — such as GrayRobinson and Gunster — are…

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Despite philosophical differences, Richard Corcoran expects House committees to consider incentive requests

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New House Speaker Richard Corcoran expects funding requests for Florida’s top jobs agency to move through his chamber’s committees, despite his strong personal objections to taxpayer-financed economic incentives. Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida reports Gov. Rick Scott is requesting $85 million in incentives for a broad range of business deals to attract businesses to Florida. Also, the Department of Economic Opportunity — an agency Scott oversees — is requesting funds for VISIT FLORIDA, the quasi-governmental tourism arm, and Space Florida,…

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