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Personnel note: AT&T names Dan Pollock Regional Director of External Affairs

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Dan Pollock joins AT&T as regional director of External Affairs for Central Florida. In his new role, Pollock will work closely with leaders in Orange, Brevard, Seminole, Lake, Sumter and Marion counties on AT&T legislative and community efforts. He will be based in Orlando. “Dan’s addition to our team is a big win for AT&T,” said Joe York, AT&T Florida president. “His proven track record in public affairs will help AT&T promote a business-friendly environment in Florida.” Before joining AT&T,…

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Florida Supreme Court seeks 24 more judgeships statewide

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The Florida Supreme Court is asking for more judges. The high court on Thursday formally asked the state Legislature for 24 new judgeships across the state. The court is asking for one new circuit judgeship in the central Florida judicial circuit covering Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. The justices say the 5th Judicial Circuit needs an additional judge because caseloads are growing quickly in that region. They also certified the need for 23 new county judgeships in seven…

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Tea party flexes muscles in Charlie Crist-Marco Rubio race

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From the Orlando Sentinel: Pamela Dahl and her fellow tea-party members in this megaretirement community are determined to evaluate GOP candidates for U.S. Senate – Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio – in person. But it was Rubio, and not Crist, who became the focus of attention about tea-party support during a televised debate last week between the candidates. Rubio, who leads Crist by a wide margin in opinion polls, has been labeled in media outlets…

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