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Today on Context Florida: Marco Rubio’s rise and fall, fratricide model of politics, Hillary Clinton smiles and additional job skills

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Today on Context Florida: Darryl Paulson discusses the meteoric rise, and eventual fall, of Marco Rubio. From winning a seat on the West Miami City Council in the 1990s, to winning a special election by 64 votes to earn a seat in the Florida House, to his stunning victory over Republican Gov. Charlie Crist in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, Rubio’s political career has been impressive. Many Republicans viewed Rubio as the future face of the party. Young, articulate, conservative and…

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Today on Context Florida: Fuzzy budget math, accounting tricks, Ben Carson and ending meetings on time

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Today on Context Florida: Once again, the media is abuzz and many in the Florida Legislature are absolutely giddy at the prospect of what they call a budget surplus this year. State fiscal analysts are predicting a surplus of about $635 million and the Governor’s Office, using what Rich Templin calls a bit of fuzzy math that no one outside of his administration can understand to project excess revenues of $1.3 billion. Frank Clemente says, surprisingly, Congress’s $680 billion holiday-season tax…

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Today on Context Florida: 10 big questions, collaboration, teacher shortages and homelessness

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Today on Context Florida: Peter Schorsch answers 10 big questions Florida politics faced in the summer; before Donald Trump, that is. The questions include what does Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign rollout look like; Can Marco Rubio remain in the top tier of presidential candidates and is Florida ready for Hillary? Michael Preston asks if there any greater struggle between instructor and student than the dreaded “group assignment”? By working together, employees harness the power of multiple brains. Collaboration adds to the…

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