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Jillian Hasner to head up nonprofit group Take Stock in Children

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Nonprofit group Take Stock in Children announced Wednesday they have selected its next leader: business and public relations consultant Jillian Hasner. The program mentors at-risk children throughout Florida to guide them toward graduation from high school and help break the inter-generational cycle of poverty many low-income students struggle to transcend. Hasner — wife of former congressional candidate and state Rep. Adam Hasner, who like his spouse remains active in Florida politics — comes to the new job after some five years at the helm…

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Florida legislators push bills tied to their private jobs

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During the recently-concluded legislative session, Senate President Andy Gardiner constantly warned about the threat to the state’s hospitals if they were to lose more than $1 billion that now comes from the federal government. There’s a good reason Gardiner understands hospitals: he works for one. Gardiner’s employment is legal, but it highlights a common practice in the Florida Legislature. Many legislators have places where their professional lives and legislative work overlap. The Florida Legislature is a “part-time” job that pays…

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