About Michele Kirk

Michele Kirk is a writer, editor, and field reporter for BizPac Review. Michele can be reached at michele@bizpacreview.com & @michelekirkbpr

Florida Five: Amazon.com to collect Fla. sales tax, Scott’s Navy ad, Is DWS new Nancy Pelosi?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Amazon.com to collect Florida sales tax starting May 1: Internet giant Amazon.com will start to collect sales taxes on purchases made by Floridians starting May 1. Amazon’s entry into the state’s brick-and-mortar retail landscape could mean about $80 million a year in sales taxes, according to […]

Florida Five: Sink says no to run, Drug tests at issue in US Supreme Court, Crist’s debate challenge ‘laughable’

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Alex Sink won’t challenge David Jolly for District 13 seat in November: Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress this fall, a move that could benefit newly elected Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly. Sink told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that she […]

Flight attendant’s safety speech has passengers roaring with laughter, applause

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How many times have you seen the passengers on a plane roar with laughter and then applaud the flight attendant’s safety speech? Me neither. Buckle up: H/T : Washington Free Beacon

Florida Five: Gubernatorial campaign fire exchanged at Forum Club, Rand Paul backs Clawson

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Gubernatorial-race attacks turn to South Florida: Even though the Legislature took a week off for Passover and Easter, the Florida gubernatorial campaign showed no signs of slowing down on Monday as the various candidates exchanged fire.Former Gov. Charlie Crist, the favorite for the Democratic nomination […]

Florida Five: Senate textbook bill problematic, Medical marijuana . . . good for Fla. business?

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Senate Committee advances distribution ‘tariff’ on craft brewers: Craft brewers are fighting a Senate measure that would require them to pay a distributor when selling their bottled or canned product to customers, even if the beer never leaves the building. The distribution requirement is part of a […]

DCCC Chair Steve Israel: ‘Not all’ Republicans are racist

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The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Sunday he believes that Republicans are motivated by racism  – just not all of them. On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Candy Crowley prompted the discussion by asking U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., about “off script” comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder at an event last week. Holder ranted […]

Florida Five: Life-saving trauma bills in spotlight, Lawmakers start bundling

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Greedy Florida hospitals try to protect profits by blocking new trauma centers: Two bills wending their way through the Legislature would give Floridians better access to life-saving trauma care – a critical need in a state that’s scraping the bottom in national rankings on access to […]

Florida Five: Child rapist ties blow up District 19 race, Senate panel approves ‘pro-life’ abortion bill

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Game-changer in 19th District Congressional race over candidates relationship with child rapist: Three of the Republican candidates running for the 19th District Congressional seat dropped a bombshell on the fourth, Curt Clawson, with a joint statement Tuesday afternoon.State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Dr. Michael Dreikorn, and […]

Video: Topless woman in a thong ransacks Florida McDonald’s, then eats ice cream

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Security cameras really captured an eyeful at one Florida McDonald’s. A woman wearing only a thong went a little nuts and trashed the place. The scene got rolling about 7 p.m. March 24 when 41-year-old Sandra Suez walked into the Pinellas County restaurant and offered one of the employees oral sex, according to a WPTV […]

Florida Five: Benacquisto scores another national endorsement, Film-incentive program revamped

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Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Health groups outraged by last-minute change to E-cigarette bill: Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids could be overturned through a House measure billed as prohibiting the sale of trendy electronic cigarettes to minors. […]