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Craft distillers to get fee break under new law

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Craft distillers got another win in legislation approved by Gov. Rick Scott on Friday. The governor signed into law a wide-ranging bill (HB 689) that changes the state’s alcoholic beverage laws. Among the changes taking effect Saturday, the first day of the new budget year, it cuts the “annual license fee for a craft distillery from $4,000 to $1,000.” “Craft distilleries that qualify for the craft distillery designation will see a 75 percent reduction in the annual license fee for a distillery license,…

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Florida most veteran-friendly state, new report shows

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Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the U.S., offering some of the most generous tax benefits for former and current service members, according to a new report by independent government watchdogs Florida TaxWatch. To coincide with Veterans Day, TaxWatch released the study about the 1.6 million veterans living in the Sunshine State, a number which translates to one out of every 12 adult Floridians. More World War II vets live in Florida than any other state, the report says,…

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