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Marco Rubio to hold breakfast fundraiser Tuesday in Tallahassee

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio returns to his old stomping grounds – Tallahassee – for a Rubio Victory PAC breakfast fundraising reception today for the prospective 2016 presidential candidate. Rubio will have “something important” to say in a few days, on April 13. The $1,000-a-plate general reception begins 8:30 a.m. at the Governors Club Plantation Room, 202 S. Adams Street in Tallahassee. There will also be a VIP meet-and-greet at 8 a.m. A place as co-host is $2,500 per person; a spot on the…

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Uber bill greenlighted by House transportation panel

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State Rep. Matt Gaetz successfully steered legislation to formally legalize “transportation network services” like Uber through the House Transportation & Ports Subcommittee on Tuesday. Debate on the bill — heated at times — lasted about an hour and featured an unusual aspect identified by committee Chairman Tom Rooney: “This has got to be the first bill in five years that I’ve seen where every member debated the bill,” he said, just before putting the bill to a question. The bill passed by a 9-4 vote, with…

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