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Bob Graham: Daughter Gwen Graham hasn’t told him her plans yet

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Like much of the rest of Florida, former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham said he’s waiting to hear what his daughter former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham will decide about running for governor. The younger Graham has been talking about it for months, and even told FloridaPolitics.com that she wants to run for governor of Florida in the 2018 election, a job her father held while she was in junior high. But she also said she would not make that decision until…

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U.S. Sugar rolls out sweet new home page

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The Clewiston-based U.S. Sugar Corp. has unveiled a new website, highlighting the work it does to protect the environment in the South Florida lands it plies to satisfy the nation’s sweet tooth. The new site, found at www.USSugar.com, outlines the company’s sugarcane and citrus operations and tells the story of its ongoing efforts to combine innovation and technology with sustainable farming in growing and processing sugarcane, citrus, and sweet corn. The site features aspects titled “Stewardship,” “Green Energy,” and “Phosphorous Reduction”…

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Florida House votes 73-45 to approve fracking bill

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The state House voted 73-45 to approve a measure (HB 191) aimed at hydraulic fracturing. 
The decision came after more than an hour of debate, and now heads to the Senate. A companion measure (SB 318) has one more committee stop before it heads to the floor for a vote. “This process has taken four years. This topic has had 17 committee hearings here in the House, and three votes on the floor, after this vote today,” said Rep. Ray…

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