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Praise for Carlos Trujillo

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Has anyone else but me noticed that there have been more than a few stories on controversial bills that carry the name “Trujillo“? Good for him. Too often, too many lawmakers come to Tallahassee to go along and get along. But when you choose to take on the FMA or Publix or abortion clinics in your career – that takes guts. But when you take them on all at once in three different bills, well, that’s worthy of a 10-gallon…

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New group enters ‘whiskey and Wheaties’ fray

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Groups opposed to an effort to do away with retailers having separate stores to sell liquor have banded together as Florida Businesses Unite. The new alliance includes ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the Florida Independent Spirits Association and Publix, according to a Wednesday news release. For three years now, various lawmakers have carried legislation – or “whiskey and Wheaties” bills – pushed by Wal-Mart, Target and other big-box retailers that would ease regulations on the sale of alcohol. State Rep. Carlos Trujillo, a Miami…

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Greg Steube’s ‘whiskey and Wheaties’ bill re-emerges in the House

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A proposal to allow grocers and big-box retailers to sell hard liquor in the same store as more wholesome wares lives on, according to state Rep. Greg Steube on Friday. The Sarasota Republican’s HB 107 was pulled from consideration during Week 6 of this year’s lawmaking session after intense pushback from public health advocates and liquor store industry lobbyists, but it appears to be ready for consideration in a meeting notice ahead of a House Regulatory Affairs Committee hearing set for Tuesday. The…

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