+ Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to issue a number of vetoes on a variety of bills today. [The Buzz]

+ “Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) is being courted to be Obama’s ambassador to Israel.” [Politico]

+ One hundred tar balls have washed up on Pensacola Beach and are being evaluated to determine if they came from the Deepwater Horizon spill. [Pensacola News Journal]

+ Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, joins others in demanding that the U.S. government cease handing out offshore oil drilling permits. [Political Insider]

+ “The city of Bradenton has become the first local government in the area to enact a ban aiming to purge its boundaries of ‘pill mills.’” [Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

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