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Former state Rep. Carl Domino is planning to run for Congress again as U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., continues his bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is running for president in 2016 instead of another term. The Palm Beach Post reported on Tuesday that Domino is going to run for Congress again. 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?
The first week of the 2015 legislative session has come and gone, with several education bills already making their way to the top of the list of issues to watch over the next 56 days. Lawmakers file lots of education bills every year, but this legislative session, some of the state's most powerful politicians are weighing in to "straighten out" the Florida education system. Comment?
The outlook might get brighter next week for the Everglades Foundation and its allies, but for now their voice crying out to buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land is like a wolf howling in the middle of the Tundra. As far as I can tell, no legislative delegation in South Florida has made a 2015 priority of spending $350 million for the company's 46,800 acres. Comment?
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