In The News Today – April 13, 2016

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Palm Beach Post: Council to consider options for improving public safety pensions

The Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to consider two options for improving pensions and benefits for public safety employees.

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WCBD: VIDEO: Florida road-rage incident turns into beating, woman breaks it up with gun

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – With a Go Pro strapped to his helmet, a motorcycle rider captured a terrifying road rage incident and posted it to YouTube.

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Rollingstones: Meet the Woman Who Yelled Florida’s GOP Governor Out of Starbucks

Cara Jennings was sitting in a Gainesville, Florida, Starbucks last week, doing some work for the Service Employees International Union, where she’s a contract recruiter, when she noticed Gov. Rick Scott and a gaggle of aides waiting in line for coffee.

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Florida Times Union: FSCJ pays $117,500 to settle suit by its former president Steve Wallace

The FSCJ board of trustees Tuesday voted to pay Steve Wallace, the former Florida State College at Jacksonville president who resigned in 2012 amid questions about his spending and management, $117,500 to settle his lawsuit against the school

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Florida Politics: JACKSONVILLE BOLD FOR 4.12.16 – THE MONEY CHASE

One of the focuses of Jacksonville Bold is hyperlocal coverage of the First Coast’s state legislative races. In this email program and on FloridaPolitics.com, we hope to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the House and Senate campaigns up for grabs in 2016. So let’s set the table on where these races stand now that the campaign season is heating up

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SPB: Questions abound as deadline to apply to be Florida’s Insurance Commissioner approaches

Remember that search for Florida’s next Insurance Commissioner? Things have been relatively quiet since Governor Rick Scott refused to second a motion to appoint state Rep. Bill Hager, prompting the need to reopen the search.

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WFTV: 9 Investigates: Guardianship appointments cost Florida seniors the right to vote

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — In December, Seminole County Resident Miriam Lancaster turned 100 years old.

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WUFT: Money Flies Into Competitive Senate Races In Florida

TALLAHASSEE — When Florida voters went to the polls in 2014, they saw little competition for state Senate seats.

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Palm Beach Post: Florida first lady issues apology after reading about prostitutes, drugs to kids

A few days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott, was called out for his policies at a Gainesville-area Starbucks his wife, Ann, has  drawn attention after she read a book to Hillsborough County-area fifth-graders that included a passage on prostitutes and drug addicts.

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Ledger: Alimony, custody changes trigger yelling at Capitol clash

TALLAHASSEE — Groups on opposite sides of a contentious bill dealing with alimony and child custody clashed inside the state Capitol.

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Palm Beach Post: Gov. Scott signs bill to aid life insurance beneficiaries

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a bill that supporters say will help make certain that people receive life-insurance benefits after family members die. The bill (SB 966)…

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TBO: Session ended, campaigns for Legislature hitting six figures 

TALLAHASSEE — After a two-month fundraising hiatus, money is again flowing into the campaign accounts of state lawmakers with the end of the legislative session March 11.

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