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  • Florida needs its plane back, governor

    Florida needs its plane back, governor
    Dear Gov. Scott, I know you have a lot on your plate, from trying to reduce taxes on our cellphones to figuring out euphemisms for "climate change" and "global warming." But, I'd like to remind you that you owe the state of Florida an airplane. You...
  • Push for resort casinos stalls in Florida Legislature

    The push to bring Las Vegas-resort-style casinos to South Florida is stalling again this year as the Florida Legislature remains divided over what type of gambling to allow in the state. A major gambling bill sponsored by a top House Republican that...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 27

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SHERIFF: YOUNG BROTHERS COOKING BEFORE SHOOTING KILLS 2 A Florida sheriff says a 12-year-old boy was cooking with his older brother when an argument started, and...
  • Jeb Bush slips among Florida Republicans, Rubio holds steady, Democrats love Clinton

    Jeb Bush slips among Florida Republicans, Rubio holds steady, Democrats love Clinton
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush's support among Florida Republicans took a dip in the latest poll asking home-state voters who they support for the party's 2016 presidential nomination. As Bush lost support, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker moved up, edging out U.S....
  • Gay parenting, mental illness and health care: Letters

    Vote against intolerance I ask my many gay and lesbian friends and neighbors again to forgive the buffoonish lawmakers who pretend to know what is right. This past Sunday, columnists Scott Maxwell ("GOP's practical legislator's battle obstructionists"...
  • Gov. Scott hints at opposition to Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Scott hints at opposition to Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – The fight over expanding Medicaid to cover 800,000 more people in Florida took another twist Monday, as a statement released by Gov. Rick Scott hinting at his opposition to expansion set off a ripple through the state government and...
  • Senator's child with Down syndrome inspires legislation

    As Andy Gardiner and his wife, Camille, drove home from the Orlando hospital with their newborn son 11 years ago, in shock at having just learned he had Down syndrome, they made a decision that reverberates in the Florida Legislature today. With Gardiner...
  • Bills would ensure patients get meds: My Word

    Bills would ensure patients get meds: My Word
    Florida legislators have the opportunity to address fail-first insurance protocols that prevent patients like me from receiving medication in a timely manner. I know firsthand what it's like to be denied necessary medications because patients are being...
  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. It is between Republicans and other Republicans. Between the practical and the ideologues. Between the solutionists and the obstructionists. Between...
  • Senate testing bill eliminates some exams, prompts hot debate

    Senate testing bill eliminates some exams, prompts hot debate
    The Florida Senate approved its testing bill Thursday, a package of reforms meant to limit how many exams public school students take each year. The vote followed long debates, notable for the criticism of high-stakes testing leveled by some Republican...
  • Florida Senate to seek extending gambling compact 1 year

    The Florida Senate will consider extending an agreement with the Seminole Tribe that allows blackjack and other card games at six casinos by a year in an effort to buy time on a complicated issue. Regulated Industries Committee Chairman Rob Bradley...