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Florida Five: Bill targets ‘mini-hotels’, West shapes Murphy race, toilet paper gets petition

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Start your week with a look at Monday’s Florida Five top political stories from around the state:

allen west patrick murphyHow Allen West is shaping CD-18: While he didn’t opt for a rematch with Patrick Murphy, Allen West is shaping one of the most high-profile congressional races in the nation…Read more.

New bill targets vacation rentals: Groups of vacationers that each year turn vacation rentals into “mini-hotels” might be out of luck if lawmakers pass legislation filed by a duo of St. Johns County lawmakers. Spearheaded by a Hammock Beach Club Condominium Association in Flagler County, the idea is to again allow local governments to regulate vacation rental laws. A 2011, state law gave that control to state government…Read more.

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Landfills rising: Cities and counties across the country have for years buried trash in landfills. But are we finally running out of space?…Read more.

Petition push on toilet paper: A Sun-Sentinel columnist has started a petition drive to add that most useful of commodities – toilet paper – to Florida’s lengthy list of items that are exempt from sales taxes…Read more.

Book signing with author who makes case that LBJ killed Kennedy: NY Times bestselling author Author Roger Stone will visit Palm Beach for a talk and book-signing of “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ” on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at the Palm Beach Book Store…Read more.

In case you missed it, read: Church ordered to stop delivering Thanksgiving meals to homeless in Fla. park

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