May 30, 2014 Daily News Recap

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Pam_BondiMiami Herald: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: Gay marriage would ‘impose significant public harm’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would “impose significant public harm.”

Vote_Rick_Scott_BudgetMiami Herald: Light vetoes predicted when Gov. Rick Scott signs Florida budget

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s veto pen is looking more like a scalpel, as signs point to his trimming a fraction of spending in a record-high $77.1 billion election-year budget.


Orlando_SentinelOrlando Sentinel:  Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps.





Hillsborough_deputyTampa Bay Times: New memorial honors fallen Hillsborough County deputies

For Sherri Longway, the new memorial outside the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Ybor City will become a place where her daughter and nephews can go to learn about their grandfather.


tourist_help-py_for_PoliceMiami Herald: Miami-Dade finds a way to have tourists help pay for police — but only briefly

Miami-Dade County collects more than $90 million a year in hotel taxes, and state law mandates that the money can be spent only on culture, tourism and sports stadiums.

Melborne_FIre_ContractFlorida Today:  Melbourne firefighter contract under review
Melbourne officials and firefighter union representatives met with a special magistrate today in an attempt to reach agreement on five issues disputed in the firefighters’ contract.



War_between_statesNational Review: The New War Between the States

— that helps to explain some of Florida’s $86.4 billion gain and New York’s $58.6 billion loss. But we can attribute a great deal to the fact that capital flows to where it is best treated.



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