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Today on Context Florida: Scott’s record of shame, Windows 10, hurricane gerrymandering and Lake Point

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Today on Context Florida: Diane Roberts tallies up Rick Scott’s scorecard of shame when it comes to the environment. Her personal favorite is the $174,078,574 in designated Amendment 1 money for salaries and overhead in the Department of Agriculture, DEP, FWC and the Department of State. The state is supposed to be paying salaries and insurance anyway, Roberts says, while pointing out that subsidizing the Department of Agriculture in its aiding and abetting of big polluters is just moronic. And contrary…

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National Review: Is a comeback in store for Charlie Crist

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  Last spring, Charlie Crist seemed to have it all: popularity, a sharp tan, and a surefire ticket to Washington as Florida’s next U.S. senator. Now the Republican governor is struggling mightily to catch up with conservative Marco Rubio, a former speaker of the state house, in the Sunshine State’s GOP Senate primary. With six months until the vote, Crist spoke with National Review Online about his flagging campaign, Rubio’s rise, President Obama, and the future of Republican politics. Crist…

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Op-ed in Tallahassee Democrat: Stan Marshall has his legacy but isn’t ready to quit

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Ol’ Stan Marshall puts his pants on one leg at time,” the barber said as he trimmed the back of my head, which may have been trembling too much for him to cut in a straight line. The barber’s words did little to soothe the anxiety I felt in preparation for a meeting in 1997 with Dr. J. Stanley Marshall, former president of Florida State University, founder of Sonitrol of Tallahassee and an all-around legend of the Tallahassee community. Marshall…

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