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Veterans group releases priorities ahead of 2017 Legislative Session

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Veterans advocacy group Concerned Veterans for America announced its priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session, including support for bills that would help veterans by giving them tax breaks and helping them hold down jobs after leaving the military. “Florida should welcome veterans and military families, instead of pushing them away with burdensome taxes and regulations that put special interests first,” CVA Director Diego Echeverri said in a statement. “When veterans or service members hang up their uniforms, our state government…

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Florida Chamber focuses on military and defense industry, veterans during summit

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The Florida Chamber of the Commerce is looking to the future, and how it can help military veterans succeed. The Florida Chamber Foundation kicked off its Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit on Wednesday with a discussion about how the businesses can prepare for the next phase of Florida’s growth. The statewide business advocacy group hosted the event to bring together the state’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, and policy makers to discuss the challenges facing the state.…

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Adam Putnam says Florida’s goal is to be most military friendly place in nation

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The history of modern Florida begins with the military, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said the state needs to continue to do what it can to protect and grow its position within the industry. “The governor has made it his priority that Florida the most friendly state in the country (for military veterans and their family),” said Putnam. “Florida is not taking a defensive posture, but taking an offense posture for how aggressively we’re prepared to move to military commitment.”…

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UF fraternity to close after charges of harrasing veterans

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A University of Florida fraternity chapter is shutting down after reports that some members recently harassed a group of wounded military veterans on vacation in Panama City Beach. The University of Florida and the national organization of Zeta Beta Tau announced it would close its UF chapter effective immediately, a result of misconduct allegations following the event. “I continue to be saddened and disappointed by the reported mistreatment and disrespect of our military veterans,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “Our university…

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