Florida Five: Judge says man can’t marry porn-filled computer, Pot entrepreneurs waiting to exhale

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

Scott gets 58 bills including tax holidays, immigrant law license: The annual parade of legislation to the governor’s desk began Thursday. The Legislature sent Gov. Rick Scott a stack of 58 bills, including a package of sales tax holidays for back-to-school items, energy efficient appliances and hurricane supplies (HB 5601) and a bill to allow Jose Godinez-Samperio of Largo, an immigrant from Mexico and “Dreamer” who is not a U.S.citizen, to get a license to practice law in the state from the Florida Supreme Court (HB 755). Read more

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Judge won’t let man marry porn-filled computerA Florida judge has thrown out a motion filed by a man who is seeking to marry his pornography-filled computer … Chris Sevier filed the motion to intervene on a federal lawsuit that seeks for Florida to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere. Sevier claims in the motion that if gay men and women can marry “even if they lack corresponding sexual parts,” then he should be able to marry his laptop, which he says is his “preferred sexual object.” Read more 

Florida’s marijuana law: entrepreneurs are waiting to exhale: Retired real estate agent Wanda Hurt, 58, is learning how to grow peppers and tomatoes, but when she graduates from Florida’s own version of Pot U she’ll be equipped to start her own medical marijuana business. Hurt is one of hundreds of would-be pot producers paying $500 to learn the business after Florida last week joined the march of 22 states permitting limited marijuana use. “I want to be part of the revolution,” said Hurt, from Fort Myers. Read more

Bill Clinton in Florida Raising Big Bucks for … the ARKANSAS Governor Candidate: The May 6 Gossip Extra headline read, “EXCLUSIVE — Bill Clinton Stumping for Charlie Crist Tonight at Lumber Liquidator’s Crib!” Only, he didn’t. The story’s third paragraph reads, “Needless to say, Republican-turned-Democrat Crist is in attendance.” Well, no. Charlie was nowhere near the lumber liquidator’s crib Tuesday night. His invitation was rescinded. Revoked. Repossessed like a pickup in a payday loan gone bad. Read more

Florida Democrats Struggle to Find Candidates Under Allison Tant: With only six months left until the general election, Allison Tant is having a hard time recruiting candidates, calling into question her ability to lead Florida Democrats even as the party has a good shot for its first gubernatorial victory in 20 years. The Florida Democratic Party chairwoman assumed that position in January 2013, promising to “out-raise, out-organize, and outwork the GOP” across Florida. But it simply hasn’t happened. Read more

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