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Gwen Graham touts endorsements from Jon Mills, environmental leaders

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham has picked up endorsements from former House Speaker Jon Mills and two longtime environmental leaders, Nathaniel Reed, and Manley Fuller, all declaring confidence in her environmental protection policies. Graham has made environmental issues forefront in her campaign so far, picking up on a priority practiced by her father, former Gov. Bob Graham. “The love we all have for Florida would not be complete without our environment. Protecting our precious land and water used to be a…

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Joe Negron’s land buy plan a non-starter with likely Republican voters, poll shows

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Likely Republican voters are against the Florida Senate proposal to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee, according to a new poll released by the Associated Industries of Florida obtained by The survey asked Republican voters about a variety of issues on the table for the 2017 Legislative Session and no matter the wording, the South Florida land buy was a loser. When asked whether the Legislature should use eminent domain to purchase the farmland for environmental purposes, a whopping 65…

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Conservation group takes Marco Rubio to task, calls him ‘wrong for Florida’

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Shortly after Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced he would run for re-election, environmentalist group League of Conservation Voters took him to task for his positions on the environment and said he was “wrong for Florida.” “Marco Rubio’s failed run for president laid bare his true colors,” the group said in a Wednesday email. “Rubio is dangerously out of step with Floridians and has taken every opportunity to advocate for the big polluters that have contributed over $700,000 to his…

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No state Senate run for Kristin Jacobs

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This week, both Jim Waldman and Gary Farmer breathed a sigh of relief as perhaps one of the most formidable challengers for the state Senate seat they covet made it clear she is staying put. Kristin Jacobs, former mayor of Broward County and current Florida House member, said she is not going to run for Senate. In September, the first-term representative from Coconut Creek filed for re-election to HD 96. “I just got elected to serve as a House member…

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