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  • Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial

    Ruling against health law would hurt state: Editorial
    Today the future of the Affordable Care Act is on the line once again at the U.S. Supreme Court. So is health care for millions of Americans, including 1.6 million Floridians. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, backed by groups that oppose Obamacare,...
  • CT Lawmakers Split On Netanyahu Speech

    WASHINGTON — One Connecticut lawmaker decided to skip his speech to a joint session of Congress and others had differing reactions to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's forceful condemnation of U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Iran...
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks...
  • Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns

    Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is pushing a proposal that he says would prevent future government shutdowns over partisan disputes. Grayson, D-Orlando, is seeking co-sponsors for a "Shut Down the Shutdowns Act" to ensure stop-gap funding would continue for...
  • Oil giants suggest lifting export ban would boost industry

    WASHINGTON As the number of U.S. drilling rigs plummets by a third and thousands in the industry face layoffs, oil companies are focusing on an effort to persuade Congress to lift the longstanding ban on oil exports. "We shouldn't put domestic...
  • Budget, health care issues cloud Legislature's opening day

    The Republican-led Florida Legislature kicked off its annual session Tuesday with the usual pomp, but the celebratory nature was overshadowed by lingering questions about the state budget, tax cuts and health care. The two GOP legislators in charge...
  • Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

    In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the...
  • Senate committee OKs bill on texting while driving

    A measure expanding Iowa's ban on texting while driving advanced Tuesday through a Senate committee, without a key provision that would have prohibited any use of hand-held cellphones or other devices. Iowa law prohibits reading, writing and sending...
  • Danforth blasts the state of politics at funeral for Missouri gubernatorial candidate

    CLAYTON, Mo. Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, one of the elders of Missouri's GOP, declared Tuesday that "politics has gone so hideously wrong" and blamed nasty campaign tactics for Missouri gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich's suicide last week. "The...
  • Florida jobs, growth depend on Congress' endorsing free trade

     Florida jobs, growth depend on Congress' endorsing free trade
    When Americans are asked what some of their biggest concerns are for the future of our country, the economy and unemployment continue to be high on the list. Some states, like Florida, have fared better than others in terms of an economic turnaround,...
  • Controversial PUC emails discussed at Senate Committee hearing

    Controversial PUC emails discussed at Senate Committee hearing
    California lawmakers waded into an unfolding scandal at the Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday, questioning the PUC's relationship with the industry it regulates. The State Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee held the first in a...