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Tallahassee, FL - Gov. Ron DeSantis wants the Florida Legislature to abandon the embattled “Best and Brightest” bonus program and replace it with a new plan to offer bonuses to public-school … more
Tallahassee, FL - The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Tuesday it is revamping rules that define how states can collect money to fund supplemental Medicaid payment … more
Tallahassee, FL - Tax breaks on hurricane and back-to-school supplies, expected to be in the mix for any tax package lawmakers cook up during the 2020 legislative session, drew initial support … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Florida is asking a full federal appeals court to take up a dispute about whether the U.S. Department of Justice can pursue a lawsuit against the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Most people enrolled in Florida’s Medicaid managed-care program give their health plans high grades, according to the state Agency for Health Care Administration. Beth … more
Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s medical marijuana laws should be enough to shield the growing industry from prosecution across northern Florida. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida’s medical marijuana laws should be enough to shield the growing industry from prosecution across northern Florida. U.S. Attorney Lawrence Keefe of the Northern … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Vowing that the state won’t forget hurricane-damaged Northwest Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday made his first use of a controversial … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Democrats want to energize the party base and defeat President Donald Trump in 2020, yet for the second time this year the state party will hold a major gathering … more
Tallahassee, FL - State Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola, will make a renewed attempt during the 2020 legislative session to pass a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would dramatically limit abortions … more
Tallahassee, Fl - House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee wants college student-athletes in Florida to be able to cash in on their names and images, similar to a measure that California Gov. Gavin … more
(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - Moments after he was formally elected Tuesday to serve as Florida’s next House speaker, Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls waded into issues … more
Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa(News Service of Florida) Tallahassee, FL - A state House member wants to increase the legal age for vaping and smoking tobacco from 18 to 21 in Florida. “As a … more
Tallahassee, FL - A state appeals court on Friday allowed the Florida House of Representatives to intervene in a lawsuit that could upend the state’s medical marijuana system. The decision … more
Attorney General Ashley Moody(File) Tallahassee, FL - Attorney General Ashley Moody wants the Florida Supreme Court to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize … more
Tallahassee, FL - VAPI. It isn’t the latest internet slang. It’s an acronym for what health officials are calling “vaping associated pulmonary injury.” It has potentially affected … more
Tallahassee, FL - With the start of a new school year just around the corner, Florida officials are eyeing policy changes that would expand the number of mental health professionals in schools … more
Tallahassee, FL - A proposed constitutional amendment that would revamp Florida’s primary-elections process has been formally sent to the state Supreme Court for review of the ballot wording. … more
Tallahassee, FL - Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is pushing to fire the state’s top financial regulator, who was suspended amid a sexual harassment investigation, at the next … more
Tallahassee, FL - A Tampa-based orchid grower has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health and several current and former state officials, alleging … more
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