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Bill would require Florida craft brewers to sell beer to distributors, then buy it back for resale

Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle. Ben Davis, who owns the four-year-old local craft brewery in Jacksonville,…

Florida Senate rebukes governor’s plan to sell off state prisons

Thanks to the refusal of nine Republican state Senators, Florida will not be selling 26 state-run prisons to privately owned corporations. A bill which proposed the largest prison privatization in U.S. history was struck down Wednesday morning by a vote of 21-19, despite the backing of the Republican Party and…

Florida Senate pushes to privatize prisons in 18 counties

The Florida Senate Rules Committee has proposed a bill that would require the state’s Department of Corrections to privatize all prisons and other correctional facilities in 18 counties, according to the News Service of Florida. The state legislature passed nearly the same measure last year, but the law was ruled…

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