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On election night, Florida Chamber happy about ‘pro-business’ Legislature

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If Tuesday’s elections proved one thing, it was that Fair Districts didn’t make much difference in the Florida Legislature. That was the assessment from Marian Johnson, senior vice president for political strategy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, who spent the Chamber’s election night party in Tallahassee crunching data. The state Senate appeared to be shifting from a 26-14 GOP majority to 25-15. The House seemed headed for a similarly negligible shift. The Fair Districts initiative had been intended to…

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Get your checkbooks ready this week for pre-session political fundraisers

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Whip out those checkbooks, Tallahassee lobbyists and PAC chairs, as the clock ticks down on pre-session legislative fundraisers. Florida law prohibits legislators from raising money during session, so the final hours before the 2015 legislative session – which starts Tuesday – means a last-minute whirl of fundraising receptions, many of which will be in the shadow of the Florida Capitol. Schedule for Monday, March 2: 4:00 p.m. –  Republican Party of Florida Fundraiser at Governors Club – 2nd Floor — Gov.…

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