Sunburn for March 28 – Gov. Scott signs raft of bills; Big reads about HIV, Visit Florida; Fundraisers and … – Florida Politics (blog)

Sunburn for March 28 – Gov. Scott signs raft of bills; Big reads about HIV, Visit Florida; Fundraisers and
Florida Politics (blog)
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry, Ryan Ray, and Jim Rosica. Good Monday morning. We hope that your Easter was filled with family, friends, and reflection about the true meaning of the holiday. With Spring Break over, …

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Commerce Official Boosts Trade Pact for South Florida – Daily Business Review (registration)


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Commerce Official Boosts Trade Pact for South Florida
Daily Business Review (registration)
It will eliminate 59 percent of tariffs on U.S. machinery, up to 70 percent on autos, 40 percent on poultry. … to immediately lifting tariffs on 98 percent of exports to member countries, ratification of the agreement would change a host of

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Florida considers a bill that would regulate fracking, but preempt and … – Free Speech Radio News


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Florida considers a bill that would regulate fracking, but preempt and
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He said the broad membership of his labor union coalition voted to oppose fracking and this bill. … The lobbyists for the local communities, the Florida Association of Counties and Florida League of Cities, said they were working with the bill's

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In Florida harvest most farmworkers will be migrants – WMNF

In Florida harvest most farmworkers will be migrants
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… for many of the state's most important fruits and vegetables is approaching — during the fall, winter and spring; that means a spike in demand for seasonal farmworkers. Many of them are migrants. But will there be enough workers to harvest Florida

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City attorney: Building office misinterpreted Jacksonville’s tree-protection rules – Florida Times-Union


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City attorney: Building office misinterpreted Jacksonville's tree-protection rules
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When I was a child the last of one of Jacksonville's most important industries was coming to an end. Pine tree resin was used for all kinds of products. The industry was based upon black slave labor because it was a labor intensive operation to strip

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Meet Samantha Sexton, one of the “30 Under 30” rising stars of Florida politics – Florida Politics (blog)


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Meet Samantha Sexton, one of the “30 Under 30” rising stars of Florida politics
Florida Politics (blog)
These are the things that happen when your dad is a local labor union president and your mom worked for Florida Today. One principle I … Dave Mica, who helped to shape me as a student leader and young professional; Jack Levine, who challenges me to

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Jacksonville entrepreneur hopes to skate to success with his bright idea – Florida Times-Union


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Jacksonville entrepreneur hopes to skate to success with his bright idea
Florida Times-Union
He graduated from Florida State University in 2008 and went to work in the Toys R Us management training program. He left after four months. … He got hooked up with someone who knows the Chinese manufacturing world. “He liked what I was doing, knew …

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Ageless: Tobacco sustained a tight community of farmers – Florida Today


Florida Today
Ageless: Tobacco sustained a tight community of farmers
Florida Today
Tobacco was what sent all us kids off to college. It was what provided us as children and teenagers with a job and an income of our own. Tobacco was a labor-intensive crop to grow, starting from planting the seeds in covered beds in January to

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Ageless: Tobacco sustained a tight community of farmers – Florida Today


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Ageless: Tobacco sustained a tight community of farmers
Florida Today
It was not the farmers themselves, however, who traded off the work; it was more likely their wives and children. Anyone older than 8 was old enough to "work in tobacco." The older boys and young men were sent to the field to "crop" the leaves and load

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South Florida trade expected to be challenging in 2015 – MiamiHerald.com


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South Florida trade expected to be challenging in 2015
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… trade agenda. Last year, trade through the Miami district, which covers airports and seaports from Palm Beach to Key West, fell 3.89 percent to $ 115.93 billion, after dropping by 3.3 percent in 2013. … Think the declining price of metals, lower

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