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Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a bill that opens the door for smaller eateries in three Jacksonville neighborhoods to serve mixed drinks.

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Governor Rick Scott signed into law a slew of bills Friday, including one measure allowing the city of Jacksonville to extend a sales tax beyond its sunset date to shore up its indebted pension accounts. The law simply gives the city the ability to take the extension question to voters.

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Jacksonville residents may soon be able to enjoy a stiff drink with their meals at their favorite boutique restaurants.

That’s if a proposed local bill passes, expanding who can serve liquor within city limits.

Avondale and Riverside business owners are hoping the change will help them compete.