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  1. Economists project nearly $1 billion surplus for Florida budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | St. Petersburg Times

    Lower gas prices and rising consumer confidence prompted state economists on Monday to boost revenue estimates for next year's budget by $622 million. The calculations improved the odds that Gov. Rick Scott will deliver on his campaign promise to cut taxes and fees, which lawmakers must approve.

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  2. Column: How legislative committee chairmanships are wonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | St. Petersburg Times

    The start of a new legislative session is much like the start of the new school year. Like students anxiously waiting to see which classes they get, which teachers will control their fate and which friends are in each class, legislators and those dependent on them eagerly await the announcement of the committee chairmanships, which committees they will serve on and with whom.

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  3. FSU shooting revives debate over guns on campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | St. Petersburg Times

    Among those leading the charge: Nathan Scott, one of three people shot and wounded last week when Myron May opened fire at the FSU library. Scott is part of a group called Students for Concealed Carry at Florida State, which on Tuesday asked state lawmakers to allow concealed-weapon permit holders to carry firearms on college grounds.

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  4. New leaders Steve Crisafulli, Andy Gardiner vow to continue Legislature's push to the rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Republican hegemony of the Florida Legislature continued Tuesday with the formal elections of the next leaders of the House and Senate, two like-minded Central Florida lawmakers who vowed to capitalize on the mandate given to them by voters. House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, and Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, won unanimous approval to lead the two chambers, both of which are overwhelmingly Republican, for the next two years.

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  5. Florida House, Senate get new leaders in Steve Crisafulli, Andy GardinerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    One climbed the legislative ranks rung by rung for more than a decade, his steady progress made possible by a quiet determination. The other is a scion of a politically powerful family who made it to the top only after scandal and an election upset cleared the way for his rise.

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  6. House to vote on Rep. James Grant election outcomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    In a highly unusual move, the Florida House will vote Tuesday on whether to accept election results that would give state Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, another two years in office. Grant easily won the House District 64 election this month, topping fellow Republican Miriam Steinberg.

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  7. State volleyball: Sunlake upbeat despite early exitRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Sunlake's volleyball season has been characterized by firsts. Before this year, the Seahawks had never won a district title.

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  8. Despite rhetoric in marijuana debate, Legislature controls its safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Here's the little secret neither side of the Amendment 2 debate over medical marijuana is talking about: The Florida Legislature controls its fate. You don't hear it from opposition groups, who warn that legalizing medical marijuana would endanger children, spawn pot shops on every street corner and become the state's next pill mill fiasco.

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  9. FHP: Intoxicated driver, speeding behind fiery Clearwater crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    A drunken driver speeding down rain-slicked U.S. 19 in the Countryside area struck a vehicle which burst into flames Saturday night, shutting down a mile-and-a-half stretch of the road for several hours, authorities said. Officials say Robert Nelligan, 36, of Tampa was speeding north on U.S. 19 when the southbound Temitope Babalola, 35, of St. Petersburg made a U-turn in front of him near Estancia Boulevard.

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  10. New stores open at WestShore PlazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Eco, a women's fashion retailer selling ''organic'' clothing, accessories and handcrafts, has opened near Maggiano's. It's the store's second location.

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  11. Teachers union, school board association to challenge school voucher programRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    The statewide teachers union, school boards association and PTA will file a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of Florida's school voucher program.

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  12. Tuesday's letters: Voters key to change in FloridaRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Interesting as it is to Tampa Bay voters that another Florida legislator was found hiding under a rock of the King Ranch, only the voters of Merritt Island can deal with Rep. Steve Crisafulli as he ought be dealt with: vote him out of office.

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  13. With close ties to sugar, Florida's next House speaker admits taking King Ranch tripRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Crisafulli, who becomes the most powerful man in the Florida House of Representatives this fall, has been a major beneficiary of the state's sugar industry.

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  14. Editorial: Scott, Putnam, Weatherford should explain Texas tripsRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    When prominent Florida politicians repeatedly gather in Texas for secret hunting weekends as guests of a special interest, the public has an interest in who attended, who paid and who said what.

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  15. Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about hunting trips to King Ranch in Texas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.

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