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Sunday’s editorial pages

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Miami Herald – Healthcare fix hurts small business: Lawmakers are racing to complete a bill that improves the nation’s healthcare system before the momentum for reform runs out. The need for this legislation is clear, as is the need to move quickly. But reform should not place an unfair burden on one of the most vital and endangered sectors of our economy — small business. Orlando Sentinel – It’s time to get NASA’s groove back: Today it’s hard to imagine…

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Marco Rubio lands big-name supporters for Senate campaign

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The fundraiser set to be hosted Wednesday by elected officials and business leaders at the posh Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables sounds like countless other receptions benefiting Florida’s political establishment. But the invitation topped with bold-faced names is for Marco Rubio, the upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate daring to challenge the popular Gov. Charlie Crist for the GOP nomination. Rubio has been mostly raising money over the Internet. Crist has been attending swanky events almost nightly this month. Their…

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The first thing to do: Improve the lobbyist disclosure law

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If there is one aspect of Florida’s campaign finance laws that does not benefit big business and its lapdogs in the Legislature, it is laws requiring the Division of Elections to provide an Internet-based disclosure system that details “who gives what.” By visiting the Division’s site and scrolling down to the Candidates and Committees section, any Floridian with computer access can see who gave what to which candidate, and how much. You can pull up all the candidates for a…

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The first thing Charlie Crist can do: improve the lobbyist disclosure law

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If there is one aspect of Florida’s campaign finance laws that does not benefit big business and its lapdogs in the Legislature, it is laws requiring the Division of Elections to provide an Internet-based disclosure system that details “who gives what.” By visiting the Division’s site and scrolling down to the Candidates and Committees section, any Floridian with computer access can see who gave what to which candidate, and how much. You can pull up all the candidates for a…

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