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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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Kendrick Meek calls on Charlie Crist to veto measure that would require women seeking abortion to pay for an ultrasound

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From Mitch Perry: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek this afternoon criticized the Florida Legislature’s passage Friday of a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to pay for an ultrasound and hear a doctor give a description of the fetus.  The bill also includes a prohibition against the use of state or federal dollars for abortions. Speaking outside a Cuban restaurant in West Tampa, CL asked Congressman Meek his thoughts on the measure, which had not been discussed…

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Special anti-corruption session likely, Charlie Crist says

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From Steve Bosquet: As Gov. Charlie Crist tries to salvage his U.S. Senate bid by increasingly running away from the  Legislature, it looks like he’ll call lawmakers into special session, possibly in May or June, to consider anti-corruption recommendations expected from a statewide grand jury. Crist petitioned the Supreme Court to empanel a statewide grand jury to investigate corruption and he has frequently lamented the number of elected officials he has had to suspend from office. Continue reading here. He…

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Rep. Joseph Abruzzo’s bill to allow intra-state poker is a bad bet for Florida

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Raise or fold. Any advanced poker player will tell you that those are the only two real options when faced with a big bet. Either your hand is strong enough to win the pot or you don’t belong in the pot. Just calling, or “limping in,” is a sure-fire way to lose money. Whether or not to raise or fold is the situation the state of Florida finds itself in as it attempts to deal with online poker. Currently, online…

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Rep. Joseph Abruzzo’s bill to allow intra-state poker is a bad bet for Florida

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Raise or fold. Any advanced poker player will tell you that those are the only two real options when faced with a big bet. Either your hand is strong enough to win the pot or you don’t belong in the pot. Just calling, or “limping in,” is a sure-fire way to lose money. Whether or not to raise or fold is the situation the state of Florida finds itself in as it attempts to deal with online poker. Currently, online…

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Florida Election Commission punts Google Ad Words controversy to the Legislature, rules ‘No Probable Cause’ in Scott Wagman case

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The Florida Election Commission ruled there is no probable cause to pursue to charge Scott Wagman with violating Florida election law requiring a political advertisiement to be marked with the appropriate disclaimer. The ruling stems from a complaint I filed against Wagman’s campaign for failing to disclaim a series of Google Ad Words hyperlinks expressly advocating Wagman’s election. The case has drawn national media coverage as well as attention from Florida lawmakers interested in keeping the state’s election laws current…

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