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  • Gov. Scott back in DC, seeking support in health care fight

    Just days after flying to Washington in hopes of convincing the Obama administration to extend federal hospital funds, Gov. Rick Scott was back in the nation's capital Tuesday slamming federal health officials for denying his request. The...
  • FAU prof invents a way to block texting while driving

    FAU prof invents a way to block texting while driving
    Alarmed by the rising number of crashes caused by distracted drivers, Professor Daniel Raviv has invented a software program that can block a motorist from sending or receiving text messages from behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The invention was...
  • Florida Senate could pay legal bills for 23 senators

    Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner is telling state senators that taxpayers will pay their legal bills as part of an ongoing lawsuit over state senate districts. The Senate's top lawyer this month told 23 senators that Gardiner has approved a $5,...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 13

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. POLICE RECOVER GUN FROM ZIMMERMAN, 2 FROM OTHER MAN Police say they have recovered a handgun from George Zimmerman and took two guns from a man accused of shooting...
  • Republicans consider conservatives to fill Marco Rubio seat in U.S. Senate

    Republicans consider conservatives to fill Marco Rubio seat in U.S. Senate
    Two of Florida's most conservative Republicans said Wednesday they're eyeing the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio, setting the stage for a tough primary contest in which voters have to weigh ideological purity against...
  • Joan Geller, political mother and companion, dies at 84

    Joan Geller, political mother and companion, dies at 84
    Joan Geller, mother of two Broward politicians and longtime fiancee of a legendary political leader, died Tuesday. She was 84. She died of natural causes, said one of her sons, former Florida Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller of Cooper City,...
  • Marco Rubio raising money in South Florida

    Marco Rubio raising money in South Florida
    Marco Rubio will make a stop west of Boca Raton on Tuesday evening to raise money for his presidential campaign. Florida's junior U.S. senator, who is forgoing a campaign for a second term as he seeks the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, doesn'...
  • Few Central Florida schools offer mental illness education

    Few Central Florida schools offer mental illness education
    Megan Coduto's first symptoms of mental illness came when she was 2. "I was still in diapers when my mother placed me on the counter in the bathroom, and I looked in the mirror and said, 'I hate me,'" she tells a group of students at Edgewater High...
  • Scott appoints 9 to hospital commission

    Gov. Rick Scott on Monday announced his nine appointments to a commission tasked with examining hospital finances, naming only one health care professional to the commission and a chair that has been a frequent donor to the governor and other Republican...
  • Gov. Scott's political malpractice

    Gov. Scott's political malpractice
    Gov. Rick Scott continues to duck responsibility for the health care crisis he has created. The governor met last week with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and begged her to keep sending Florida money from the Low Income Pool...
  • Jeb Bush's war against Florida high-speed rail shows his governing style

    Jeb Bush's war against Florida high-speed rail shows his governing style
    When Jeb Bush was governor of Florida, he said his constituents didn't fully understand what they were doing when they amended their constitution in 2000 to build a high-speed rail line connecting the state's five largest cities. "People thought it...