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Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Monday, July 11, 2016, in Hoover, Ala. University of Florida senior linebacker Jarrad Davis is already on watch lists for three national awards for the top defensive players and linebackers in the nation. Comment?
Steve Cannon Caption: Florida house sergeant of arms Russell Hosford checks the chamber as he walks the center aisle prior to the start of legislature session, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Tallahassee The House is expected Tuesday to take up controversial bills about regulations dealing with oil and gas drilling and app-based transportation services such Uber and Lyft. The bills were included in what is known as a "special order calendar," which lists issues that will be considered on the House floor. Comment?
As the 2016 session of the Florida Legislature convened Tuesday in Tallahassee, Gov. Rick Scott used his State of the State address to push lawmakers to adopt $1 billion in tax cuts and boost economic-development incentives. Scott told lawmakers that he wanted accomplishments of "lasting significance," highlighting what he said were the successes of his administration in helping create 1 million new jobs. Comment?
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office has issued a Silver Alert and asking for the public to help Fred Rhinehardt, 86, of Ponte Vedra Beach. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help locating an elderly Ponte Vedra Beach man with medical issues who was last seen about 2 p.m. Sunday. Comment?
Count Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams among the overwhelming majority of county sheriffs who said they oppose a measure that would allow concealed carry permit holders to openly carry firearms in Florida. The Florida Sheriffs Association provided results of an email vote on the issue, as reported by the News Service of Florida, that resulted in 47 sheriffs saying they oppose the proposal, 10 saying they support it, five abstaining from a vote and five couldn't be reached. Comment?
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