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  • Another reason to accept federal Medicaid funds to insure poor

    Another reason  to accept federal Medicaid funds  to insure poor
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal sprung a leak last week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration will no longer pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in Florida for...
  • Lawmakers push education reforms

    Lawmakers push education reforms
    Florida could be in for some big changes in education this year, possibly seeing stricter rules on charter schools, less state testing and more guns on campus. The school year could start earlier in August; veterans could get college discounts and...
  • Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial

    Add health coverage, fill budget hole: Editorial
    Gov. Rick Scott's budget proposal may have sprung a leak this week. A top federal health official said the Obama administration was not planning to pony up $1.3 billion next year, which Scott had banked on, to extend a program that reimburses hospitals in...
  • Top state office could be next stop for newly re-elected Fort Lauderdale mayor

    Top state office could be next stop for newly re-elected Fort Lauderdale mayor
    Jack Seiler's overwhelming victory on Tuesday, in which he racked up 71 percent of the vote and crushed his challengers, gave him more than a third term as Fort Lauderdale mayor. The city's voters provided a boost to Seiler's long-held dream of winning...
  • Rand Paul to keynote Lincoln Dinner

    Rand Paul to keynote Lincoln Dinner
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, will come to the state of rivals Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Friday night to deliver the keynote address at the Orange County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Paul will...
  • Celebrations begin before baseball stadium deal reached

    Celebrations begin before baseball stadium deal reached
    Local and state officials have been eager to celebrate Palm Beach County landing two more spring training baseball teams, even if the deal isn’t expected to be finalized until at least May. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have agreed...
  • Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight

    Hospitals face big cuts in funding fight
    More than $142 million in funding could be cut from Central Florida hospitals next year if the state and federal government don't agree to extend a program that pays for the care of low-income and uninsured patients. Statewide, hospitals could lose $2.2...
  • Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O

    Everglades advocates say another sugar land deal would help Lake O
    As damaging Lake Okeechobee water discharges to the coast increase this week, a chance to reroute more lake water south to help the Everglades could be slipping away, according to environmental advocates. Fishermen, business owners and others Thursday...
  • Should Florida allow the sick to smoke pot?

    Should Florida allow the sick to smoke pot?
    Doctors should be the only ones who decide how medical marijuana should be ingested. But Florida lawmakers are considering banning smokable pot in exchange for making it legal for very sick people. Rep. Greg Steube proposes making medical marijuana...
  • Astros, Nationals plan to move to Palm Beach County in 2017

    Astros, Nationals plan to move to Palm Beach County in 2017
    Central Florida's spring baseball menu will lose two big items in 2017. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will move to a shared Palm Beach facility that year, Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Wednesday. The Astros have trained at Osceola...
  • Lawsuit seeks to block new confidentiality policy for Florida prison inspectors

    An attempt by Florida's new prisons chief to keep investigators from discussing what's going on inside the state's troubled prison system has sparked a lawsuit. An attorney representing six Corrections Department employees asked a judge this week to...