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For Richard Corcoran, a Sisyphean task

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“We have a spending problem in this state,” says House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land ‘O Lakes), and nobody in their right mind could argue with him. Florida spends more stupid money than a drunken sailor on shore leave. Any state worker can — if they trust you — rattle off a Top Twenty list of publicly funded member projects, unnecessary junkets, sacred cows, and six figure people who just graduated college with a degree in kissing the right rear ends.…

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Report: Floridians spend more in 2014 as economy improves

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New data shows Floridians spent more in 2014 as the economy improved. The Sun Sentinel reports statistics released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows Florida outpaced the nation’s annual increase in personal consumption – 4.9 percent compared to 4.2 percent. The increase in spending stems from many factors including more discretionary income from heightened economic activity and lower gasoline prices. The bureau also reports that goods and services produced in Florida increased 2.7 percent last year compared…

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What does Charlie Crist stand for? His website says a lot…

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After a weekend in which Charlie Crist earned the endorsement of Florida’s teachers, but not the AFL-CIO, and saw him position himself to go after the backing of the Sierra Club, even the governor’s most ardent supporters have to wonder what will Crist not do to gain a political advantage.  Crist is certainly enjoying his newfound Independent status, but have his core beliefs changed? Not according to his website, at least. Take a look at the meta-tags in the source…

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Times Ed Board fires first salvo against Kathleen Ford

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The St. Petersburg Times wasted no time before declaring war on Kathleen Ford’s Mayoral Campaign, now that she has made it into the General Election. Not even allowing for a day of reconciliation (and a few victory laps), the Times published this editorial: St. Petersburg voters will have a clear choice when they elect the city’s next mayor in November. Bill Foster, who narrowly finished first in Tuesday’s primary, would build upon the city’s progress over the last eight years.…

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