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Friday, Mar 06, 2015

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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.

Scott to announce Wawa store growth in Fla.

Published:   |   Updated: February 23, 2015 at 05:59 PM

Gov. Rick Scott and the CEO of a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain will announce “future store growth in Florida” at a press conference later today, the Governor’s Office said in a statement.

Tom Lee weighs in on Senate President race

Published:   |   Updated: February 23, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Sen. Tom Lee says the ongoing race to be the Florida Senate’s next president may be leaning in favor of Stuart Republican Joe Negron – by a hair.

Appeals court throws out case on ‘blind trusts’ law

Published:   |   Updated: February 23, 2015 at 03:14 PM

An appeals court Monday dismissed a challenge to the state law that lets candidates and elected officials place their assets in a blind trust.

“This may not be in your ‘wheelhouse,’ but...”

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With session starting in less than two weeks, Tribune/Scripps has decided to start a collection of “Old Chestnuts of the Florida Legislature.”

Greyhound injury-reporting bill clears another panel

Published:   |   Updated: February 19, 2015 at 01:23 PM

A bill requiring that injuries to racing greyhounds be reported to the state has cleared another Senate panel.

Senate panel clears changes to state’s utility regulation board

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A bill to overhaul the Public Service Commission, the state’s utility regulation board, was unanimously OK’d Tuesday by a Senate panel.

Guns on campus measure creates more heat

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Guns on campus measure creates more heat A bill that would allow guns on college campuses in Florida continued to generate passion Monday as it cleared its latest committee on a party-line vote.

Senate prez not holding breath that Seminole gambling deal will be renewed

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Senate President Andy Gardiner Monday said he “wouldn’t be a bit surprised” if the legislative session comes and goes without a new Seminole Compact being presented to lawmakers.

Scott sets dates for ‘mission’ to Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia invasion is drawing near.

Disney companies contribute in Tampa Bay house race

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The Mouse must like Jamie Grant.