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Today on Context Florida: Republican campaign, HB 1087, special interests and good leadership

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Today on Context Florida: Major Republican presidential contenders came to Orlando at the invitation of Gov. Rick Scott for an Economic Growth Summit, where the discussion was to be limited to economy and jobs. Seeing these candidates, or soon to be candidates, converging on Florida left Bob Sparks feeling a campaign for the Republican nomination is already under way. We can expect all of those TV and radio ads, campaign rallies and, yes, all of those phone calls, right? As ESPN’s…

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Today on Context Florida: Tally takeaway, budgets, children in crisis and Amendment 1

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Today on Context Florida:  In his latest “Takeaway from Tallahassee,” Peter Schorsch notes that few would have guessed that the Florida Justice Association would look so formidable at halftime of this year’s Legislative Session. It has played successful defense so far when it comes to the all-important issue of Big Tobacco liability, as well as pro-insurance legislation that would restrict access to the courts for folks looking to claim damages from insurers. The ideological fissure that cleaves the Republican Party nationwide…

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