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  • Florida's budget stalemate: A look at what's happening

    The Florida Legislature will end its annual session Friday, but legislators still have not reached a deal on a new budget. That's because the Republican-controlled House and Senate are at odds about health care, including whether to accept federal money linked to President Barack Obama's health overhaul.
  • Jeb Bush makes a play for Puerto Ricans

    WASHINGTON When Jeb Bush campaigns Tuesday in Puerto Rico, he won't be speaking just to people on the island. Puerto Ricans could have an early say in the Republican presidential primaries. They also make up one of the fastest-growing voting blocs in...

    Bill allows grandparent visitation in some cases

    Bill allows grandparent visitation in some cases
    Grandparents denied visitation of their grandchildren may get help in certain circumstances under a bill that is heading to the governor. In cases where a grandchild's parents are both dead, missing or in a persistent vegetative state — or if one...

    Florida House passes fracking regulation bill

    The House passed a bill Monday to study and regulate fracking, as well as prevent local governments from banning the oil and gas drilling practice. Democrats strongly opposed the bill, saying hydraulic fracturing would put the water supply at risk and...

    Supreme Court should provide marriage clarity

    Supreme Court should provide marriage clarity
    Florida and the rest of the nation will soon have a definitive answer concerning a monumental cultural change. The United State Supreme Court today will hear arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. It is being...