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Today on Context Florida: #BadDealforFlorida, alimony reform and Good Karma $1

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Today on Context Florida: When state lawmakers approved the original 2010 gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, John Sowinski says they promised Florida residents it would serve as a firewall against the further expansion of gambling. The proposed renewal of the compact is a complete violation of that trust. In fact, he adds, the renegotiated compact will lead to the largest gambling expansion in state history, taking South Florida in the direction of Las Vegas and Atlantic City while creating pressure…

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Bill Rufty: A challenger for Kelli Stargel? Growing pains for Lakeland

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Democrats in Polk County have been working feverously to attract a local big name to one of the Florida Legislature seats they’d like to win next year. With courteous phone calls and pleasantries, the party’s selection committee has been courting former Circuit Judge Robert Doyel to challenge state Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, for her District 15 Senate seat next year. The district includes parts of Polk, Osceola and Orange counties. Doyel has not given them an answer as yet, said…

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