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  • Scott files lawsuit against Obama over Medicaid expansion

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott sued the Obama administration Tuesday, charging that federal officials are coercing the state to expand Medicaid in order to get $1 billion in federal hospital funds. The Republican governor points to a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for April 28

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. GOP-LED FLORIDA HOUSE ADJOURNS EARLY IN SPAT OVER MEDICAID MONEY The annual session of the Republican-controlled Legislature crashed to a halt Tuesday as the House...
  • Lawmakers seek tougher ban on texting while driving

    Lawmakers seek tougher ban on texting while driving
    Police in Florida should be empowered to pull over motorists and slap them with a ticket when they are spotted texting while driving, South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch said on Tuesday. Deutch will introduce a bill in the U.S. House on Wednesday...
  • Florida could soon place limits on drone use

    Using drones to take photos of people on their own property could soon be illegal in Florida. The Florida Legislature on Tuesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that places limits on the use of remote-controlled drones. If Scott signs the bill into law...
  • Florida lawmakers vote for limits on drones

    Florida lawmakers vote for limits on drones
    TALLAHASSEE — Using drones to take photos of people on their own property could soon be illegal in Florida. The Florida Legislature on Tuesday sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott that places limits on the use of remote-controlled drones. If Scott...
  • Florida Legislature passes bill to outlaw ticket quotas

    Traffic ticket quotas for law enforcement agencies would be illegal under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature. The House unanimously passed the so-called "Waldo Bill" (SB 264) on Wednesday and sent it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate had...
  • Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium

    Senators seek to revive funding for Orlando soccer stadium
    TALLAHASSEE  — Backers of Florida's professional sports franchises are mounting a drive in the waning moments of this year's session of the Legislature to help out the Orlando City Lions, two other pro teams and Daytona International Speedway. A...
  • 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...
  • 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...