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Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill allowing businesses to avoid paying increased taxes, revenue from which would have gone toward repaying the federal government for unemployment benefits sent out to Floridians.
After MTV announced it was declining to run any more ads from controversial anti-abortion rights group Heroic Media, the group went on the offense, claiming that the network was siding with Planned Parenthood. But an MTV exec tells The Florida Independent that such claims are absolutely not true, and that the network is still staunch in its decision to discontinue airing Heroic's ads.
A bill that overhauled how funds made off of Florida's Choose Life license plates was officially signed into law in August 2011, but exactly where the funds go now and how the measure has improved the Choose Life mission remains unclear.
The night before his slated speaking engagement in Orlando for Heroic Media, a controversial Texas-based anti-abortion marketing group, likely Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke in Knoxville, saying he is seriously looking at running for president to elevate the issue of life.”
Add Sen. George LeMieux to the pile of politicians trying to delay EPA water quality nutrient standards. LeMieux was one of 21 congressmen to sign an Aug. 2 letter to the EPA that called on the agency to delay its water quality rules until a peer review of the science and an independent economic analysis is conducted. Several weeks later, the EPA responded, arguing that no further review is needed and that the standards will go ahead as planned. Yesterday, the Republican senator took it a step further, introducing an amendment to a spending bill that would have blocked the EPA from spending any money to implement a stricter set of rules.