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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Fresh Squeezed

A Florida Politics Blog

Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Tribune and the Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau.

Morgan cleans up medical pot speech ­— mostly

Published:   |   Updated: September 23, 2014 at 07:01 PM

Morgan cleans up medical pot speech ­— mostly
John Morgan toned down his pitch for medical marijuana before a buttoned-down meeting of the Rotary Club of Tampa on Tuesday.

Gov. Scott signs death warrant for double-murderer

Published:   |   Updated: September 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered the execution of a Gadsden County man convicted of the murder of his wife and the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter.

DCF employee wins race discrimination suit against agency

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A federal jury in Tallahassee last week sided with a Florida State Hospital employee who had filed a race discrimination suit against the state.

Come out and Run For The Fallen, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Published:   |   Updated: September 19, 2014 at 06:03 PM

The war in Afghanistan may be drawing to a close, but it is still a very dangerous place.

High school football fans will hear domestic violence message

Published:   |   Updated: September 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

TAMPA — Before kick-off at all high-school home football games in Hillsborough County for the next two weeks, the announcer will ask athletes and spectators to pledge they’ll take a stand against domestic and dating violence.

Bondi: “I will not be bullied by the press” on gay marriage

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Attorney General Pam Bondi said she “will not be bullied by the press” for her defense of Florida’s ban on gay marriage during two campaign stops on the Treasure Coast Wednesday.

Bondi: “I will not be bullied by the press” on gay marriage

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Attorney General Pam Bondi said she “will not be bullied by the press” for her defense of Florida’s ban on gay marriage during two campaign stops on the Treasure Coast Wednesday.

Patronis goes from restaurateur to lawmaker to utility regulator

Published:   |   Updated: September 18, 2014 at 02:34 PM

State Rep. Jimmy Patronis has been appointed to the panel that regulates Florida utilities.

Crist surrogates attack Scott on ‘swindler’ ad

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Don’t ask Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano if he’s thinking about changing his voter registration from Republican.

Cohn snares a Kennedy for funder

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Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy will headline a fundraiser next week for Alan Cohn, the Democrat who’s challenging U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, for the 15th Congressional District seat from Polk and Eastern Hillsborough c...