Florida Five: Water, land conservation amendment makes ballot, RNC crack down on GOP primaries

Here is the TGIF edition of the Florida Five with a look at the day’s noteworthy political stories.

Water, land conservation amendment on Nov. ballot:  Citizens across the state banded together in support of the amendment because deep funding cuts are seriously jeopardizing what’s best about Florida: miles of beaches, beautiful parks, crystal clear springs, endless opportunities to swim, bike and fish, and an amazing diversity of plants and animals. Read more.

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Hello Florida…RNC cracks down on 2016 primary calendar: Republican National Committee is poised this week to enact its toughest crackdown yet on states that try to infringe on the special, first-in-the-nation status afforded to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. Florida, this means you. Read more.

Gov. announces $30M commitment for STEM workforce training: The training will focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math – occupations, providing flexible funding for businesses to train current or future employees, and includes scholarships for students who want to pursue a STEM-related occupation, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Read more.

National GOP leaders come out for David Jolly: Republican hopeful David Jolly is reeling in national support in the special election to replace longtime U.S. Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla., in representing parts of Pinellas County in Congress.

Jolly takes on former state CFO Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee, and Libertarian Lucas Overby in the March 11 special election. Read more.

Scott invites Hannity to move down to “Fishing Capitol of the World:” Florida Gov. Rick Scott told Sean Hannirty to “come on down” to the Sunshine State Thursday, in response to Hannity’s recent declaration that he would be pulling up stakes from NewYork. Read more.

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