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Mitch Perry Report for 6.8.16 – Common Cause Florida calls for Pam Bondi to come clean

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There are now calls for an independent investigation into Pam Bondi’s decision not to investigate consumer complaints against Trump University, the for-profit education company created by Donald Trump that ran a real estate training program from 2005 until at least 2010 – and not just from Democrats. “Attorney General Pam Bondi owes Floridians a full accounting of her office’s investigation of fraud allegations against Trump University and her acceptance of a $25,000 campaign contribution from a Trump-backed charity,” said Liza McClenaghan,…

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Greg Steube files bill to allow guns into legislative meetings

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State Rep. Greg Steube called a columnist’s bluff on Tuesday, filing a bill to allow guns into public hearings at the Florida Capitol. Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel wrote last week that Florida lawmakers were “gun-shy cowards” for proposing to allow guns on college campuses, but not inside the Legislature. “Republican House members have advanced two gun bills: one allowing Floridians to openly carry weapons and one allowing guns on college campuses. They have done so in the name of gun freedom,” wrote Maxwell.…

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The case against Jeb Bush, the force behind SB 6

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While the future of the state’s education system hangs in the balance, let’s take a closer look at the real force behind the Florida Senate’s drive to pass SB 6, Jeb Bush (“I talked to Jeb this morning,” Thrasher said Thursday, still celebrating passage of the tenure bill, albeit on a close 21-17 vote. “He was very pleased with what we did. Very pleased.”) The chattering class – typified in this case by one Scott Maxwell – continue to propagate…

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