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Polling shows voters support solar Amendment 1, without understanding what it does

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Most Floridians say they are backing a solar amendment on the ballot this November, even though they may not be entirely sure what it will do. POLITICO Florida is reporting on a new St. Leo University poll that voters are strongly behind the solar ballot initiative Amendment 1, which claims to give Florida residents the right to own solar devices, while barring utilities from subsidizing those who own those devices. “Despite the lack of knowledge about what the amendment would…

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Bob Buckhorn among the speakers at Fight for 15 protest in Tampa

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The “Fight for 15” movement for fast-food and retailer workers advocating for higher wages and better treatment has been ongoing for over two years now, and on this Tax Day culminated in a protests in over 200 cities across the country, including events at City Hall in St. Petersburg and later in the day in Tampa’s Copeland Park. Although the movement has focused on fast food workers, the effort – organized by the Service Employees International Union – has also…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.26.15 — How viable is Rubio’s plan to replace the ACA?

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I wrote up several stories regarding polls in Florida yesterday, and in one of those stories I wrote briefly about Marco Rubio’s plan to replace Obamacare. As we all know, the GOP has been castigated for being nattering nabobs of negativism (to trot out that golden oldie written by Pat Buchanan and uttered by Spiro Agnew) when it comes to the Affordable Care Act; always criticizing, always (in the House) voting to repeal, but barely able to come up with…

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New poll says Floridians DO want Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio to realize their presidential ambitions

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Yesterday a Public Policy Polling survey showed that a majority of Floridians wanted neither Jeb Bush nor Marco Rubio to run for president in 2016. That was so yesterday. Literally. A new poll released this morning from St. Leo University shows quite the opposite — 63 percent of Floridians want Bush to run for president and 58 percent say they want Rubio to do so as well. A Bush/Rubio matchup shows the former governor besting the current U.S. senator, leading 39-30 percent. The poll contains plenty of…

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New poll says plurality of Floridians think Rick Scott acted politically in ‘Baileygate’ controversy

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A new survey from St. Leo University shows that a plurality of Floridians believe Rick Scott’s controversial sacking of FDLE head Gerald Bailey was political in nature. Thirty-seven percent of those asked in the poll say that the governor acted to punish Bailey for Bailey’s reluctance to aid in Scott’s re-election campaign and the change was mainly politically motivated. Forty-seven percent of Democrats felt that way, and 41 percent of independents do as well. A plurality of Republicans — 29 percent — say they’re aware of “Baileygate,” but…

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