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Florida Five: Forbes praises Fla. business climate, Obama hemorrhages Hispanic support

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Here is the TGIF edition of the Florida Five: BPR’s picks for the day’s top political stories around the state.

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Hertz groundbreaking drives positive press for Florida business climate: The new Hertz headquarters that broke ground in a pre-Thanksgiving ceremony in Lee County is bringing more than a new company to Southwest Florida. It’s generating some glowing coverage in one of the world’s top business news outlets…Read more. 

Rubio sends stern words to China: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has joined three other senators to oppose China’s actions over areas of the East China Sea…Read more.

Gallup: Obama hemorrhages Hispanic support: Gallup, the nation’s premier polling outfit, has more grim news for President Obama: Hispanics are turning away from him in greater amounts than any other subgroup. From December 2012 through November, Obama’s Hispanic approval ratings fell 23 percentage points, from 75 percent to 52 percent…Read more.

Miami Dade county workers Patrick Farrell:Miami Herald
Photo: Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald

Miami-Dade commissioners restore union workers’ pay: Miami-Dade County commissioners eliminated an unpopular employee healthcare concession on Thursday, restoring public workers’ pay in defiance of Mayor Carlos Gimenez after hours of harrowing testimony from labor unions…Read more.

State high court sounds doubtful on medical marijuana: Florida Supreme Court justices expressed doubt Thursday about the validity of the title and ballot summary for a constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana.Both sides argued their cases after the state challenged the proposed change, slated for the 2014 ballot…Read more. 

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