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Florida fishing guides say red snapper rules hurt business

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Some Florida fishing guides say they’re being crowded out of their preferred waters by a fish they can’t keep. Many commercial and recreational fishermen in northeast Florida and throughout the south Atlantic say they’re seeing a banner year for red snapper – adding to their skepticism of data supporting federal regulations for the fish. “There are places I don’t even fish anymore,” said Capt. Robert Johnson, a long-time fishing guide in St. Augustine who has been involved in the fishery…

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Travis Hutson files bill to increase criminal penalties for undocumented Floridians

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Palm Coast Sen. Travis Hutson filed a bill on Wednesday that would create a separate, more severe class of penalties for Floridians who commit crimes while in the country illegally. Hutson’s bill — SB 150 ––  would enhance the penalties for crimes that fall under one of several statutory categories of violent crimes, if the offense is committed by someone who is unlawfully present in the United States. A first-degree misdemeanor assault charge, for instance, would carry the greater penalties of a third-degree felony under…

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Republicans sweep NE Florida House, Senate special elections

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Rep. Travis Hutson prevailed big time in his bid to jump up to the Legislature’s upper chamber today, defeating Democratic nominee Adam Cox by a margin 69.7 to 30.3 with all precincts reporting. Hutson will become senator-elect in District 6 tonight at midnight. Down the ballot, the battle to replace Hutson — who in turn is resigning from the House to take former state Sen. John Thrasher‘s old seat — in House District 24 was won by Paul Renner, who thrashed Democrat Adam Morley, garnering 67 percent of…

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Horrible news: Jim King moved to Hospice

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We received news today that Senator Jim King has been moved to hospice. While I have no inside information about this development, usually a move to hospice is not a good thing. I’ve thought a lot about Senator King in the last few months. He was among the first politicians I met when I came to Florida. I consider him to be one of the good guys. My experiences interviewing Senator King have always been exceptional. The first time we…

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