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Chamber calls John Thrasher most valuable legislator



Thrasher  Sen. John Thrasher has been named the 2010 Most Valuable Legislator by the Florida Chamber for his leadership on pro-business issues this year, becoming only the second senator to win that honor (the first was Garrett Richter).

"Despite strong opposition from union leaders, Sen. Thrasher remained steadfast in his commitment to innovative education reforms,'' said the Chamber. "His dedication to common-sense government paid dividends during this year’s session – Gov. Crist signed an important Florida Chamber-backed bill sponsored by Sen. Thrasher that provides for greater transparency and accountability in state contracts with private attorneys and limits plaintiff trial lawyers’ profit to $50 million.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:42am]


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