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Florida shouldn’t imitate Arizona immigration law

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The Los Angelas Times reprints an editorial first posted in the Orlando Sentinel: Proving that they know how to read polls, politicians in Florida have been lining up behind Arizona’s controversial new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott has made support for the law a major plank in his platform, and goaded the GOP front-runner in the race, Attorney General Bill McCollum, into endorsing the idea. The leading Republican for U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio,…

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Florida shouldn’t imitate Arizona immigration law

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The Los Angelas Times reprints an editorial first posted in the Orlando Sentinel: Proving that they know how to read polls, politicians in Florida have been lining up behind Arizona’s controversial new law cracking down on illegal immigration. Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott has made support for the law a major plank in his platform, and goaded the GOP front-runner in the race, Attorney General Bill McCollum, into endorsing the idea. The leading Republican for U.S. Senate, Marco Rubio,…

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Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill moves forward

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“There are many hypocrisies in our society. Most we won’t do anything about in our lifetime,” said Florida Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. “But some we can chip away at incrementally.” The bill (which I track with LobbyTools), cosponsored by Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, would forbid Florida retailers from selling a list of pipes — including any made of metal, wood, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic — unless 75 percent of their sales are tobacco. State Rep. Erik Fresen,…

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Darryl Rouson’s anti-bong bill moves forward

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“There are many hypocrisies in our society. Most we won’t do anything about in our lifetime,” said Florida Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg. “But some we can chip away at incrementally.” The bill (which I track with LobbyTools), cosponsored by Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, would forbid Florida retailers from selling a list of pipes — including any made of metal, wood, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic or ceramic — unless 75 percent of their sales are tobacco. State Rep. Erik Fresen,…

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