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House seeks to end controversial state employee charity program

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Florida lawmakers are looking to shut down a charitable program funded for decades by state employees. A bill to end the Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign comes after a yearslong slump due partly to a drop in participation and controversy surrounding its management, according to a new bill proposed by a House lawmaker and unanimously favored in committee Thursday. The bill, CS/HB 1141, is sponsored by Rep. Clay Yarborough through the House Government Accountability Committee. The measure would end the FSECC,…

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4th Floor Files talks with Shawn Foster about fried chicken, gratitude and ballin’ with Bousquet

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The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with lobbyist Shawn Foster, a government relations consultant with Sunrise Consulting Group. Foster represents about a dozen clients — mostly in the Tampa Bay area — including the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, Sarasota County and the City of Brooksville. Here is the file on Shawn Foster. Significant other? Children? Grandkids? My wife Teresa and I have been married for 10 years. We have three children: Christian, 23; Andrew, 20; and Kaylee, 14…

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Personnel note: Carrie Zeisse joins Suncoast United Way as COO

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United Way Suncoast has filled its newly created chief operating officer position. Carrie Zeisse joins the Suncoast chapter from a similar post at the United Way of Greater Portland in Maine. Zeisse will oversee administration, finance, operations and technology departments and work with the organization’s board of directors to collaborate on the group’s goal of ensuring it meets the five-year strategic plan initiated to break the generational cycle of poverty. “Having someone of Zeisse’s professional background, talent and overall skill…

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