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Looking to honor the Memorial Day holiday this weekend while still treating yourself to a good time? Look no further. While Florida has five centuries of recorded history, the Sunshine State is still fairly new to the United States. Comment?
Four representatives from Florida -- Democrats Corrine Brown, Gwen Graham, Alcee Hastings and Frederica Wilson -- joined more than 30 other members of Congress to start the Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus on Tuesday. Florida has four HBCUs: Florida A&M University and private schools Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College and Florida Memorial University. Comment?
Welcome to The Dean's List, an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News. Comment?
The First Coast is on former Gov. Mitt Romney's, R-Mass., mind this week as he gets involved in the Jacksonville mayoral race and receives an honorary degree from Jacksonville University . On Tuesday, Romney endorsed former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry in the runoff next month against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Comment?
A private passenger-rail venture got the endorsement of one of the state's most-powerful business lobbying groups Monday in seeking $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds. Meanwhile, a quartet of legislators from the region most opposed to All Aboard Florida's Miami-to-Orlando rail project questioned if the state will eventually have to subsidize the service, which is proposing 32 trains a day in 2017. Comment?
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