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  • Florida budget snarled as governor challenges 'Obamacare'

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime opponent of "Obamacare," made a startling announcement shortly after his mother's death, going on TV two years ago to explain that he had dropped his objections to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The...
  • Scott orders prison changes to reduce beatings, corruption

    Gov. Rick Scott ordered changes at the Department of Corrections on Friday to address prison beatings and corruption after the Legislature went home without doing the same. The Legislature was working on bills to address problems after a series of...
  • Fair alimony, parenting time should guide reform: Editorial

    Fair alimony, parenting time should guide reform: Editorial
    When it comes to reform efforts in Tallahassee, nothing seems to stir more energy, emotion and letters to the editor than alimony reform. Add in the touchy topic of child custody, and it should come as no surprise that the effort to repeal permanent...
  • Florida governor calls on hospitals to share profits

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, contending that the state will likely lose federal money it is now receiving to help hospitals, is calling on any hospital that receives taxpayer support to share profits to help each other. Scott, a former health care...
  • Despite few bills, South Florida lawmakers had an active session

    Despite few bills, South Florida lawmakers had an active session
    The Florida Legislature couldn't pass a budget and sent a little more than 200 bills to the governor, the smallest number in almost two decades. Despite that, South Florida lawmakers managed to put in a good showing in the legislative session that...
  • Katie Edwards, member, Florida House of Representatives

    Katie Edwards, member, Florida House of Representatives
    Rep. Katie Edwards was elected to the Florida House in 2012.   She is a Democrat who represents parts of Davie, Plantation, and Sunrise.   A Broward native, Rep. Edwards graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.   She has a B.S. in Agricultural...
  • Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?

    Will Florida Senate still be "adults" in special session?
    With just 54 days before the start of a Florida government shutdown, there is both reason to cheer and for concern. Such is the price, at least at the moment, for living in paradise. The good news is House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President...
  • House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight

    House doesn't want to win, it just wants to fight
    Florida's Legislature blew itself to smithereens a week ago in acrimony so fierce that a gaggle of elected Republicans left Tallahassee without even being able to agree on tax cuts. That's like normal folks being unable to agree to breathe. Everybody is...
  • Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor

    Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to stave off a state budget crisis, Gov. Rick Scott pleaded for federal spending on Wednesday to renew an expiring health care program that covers the cost of care for more than 800,000 low-income Floridians. He came away...
  • Disallowing guns doesn't improve safety

    Disallowing guns doesn't improve safety
    The Florida Legislature adjourned without voting on a bill that would have repealed the law that prohibits adults with concealed-carry permits from possessing firearms on college campuses. The well-meaning but naive assumption behind the current law...
  • Florida House, slimy lake and Obama's library: Rant

    Florida House, slimy lake and Obama's library: Rant
    To the Republicans in Tallahassee and Washington: Keep stomping on and taking away women's rights, and come 2016, you're going to be the big losers. With politicians entering the race for president, we need a national resign-to-run law. The...