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  • Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08

    Trio of 2016 GOP candidates are freshman senators - like Obama in '08
    Before coming to Washington, Rand Paul was an eye doctor and anti-tax crusader in Kentucky. Marco Rubio was speaker of the Florida House. Ted Cruz was the top appellate lawyer for the state of Texas. Those jobs would seem to pale beside their current...
  • Real estate dealings have hampered Rubio's finances

    During Marco Rubio's first year in the Florida Legislature in 2000, the then 29-year-old lawmaker filled out the required forms detailing his personal finances. On the line listing his net worth, Rubio wrote: "0." Since then, he has risen to lead the...
  • Feds have until noon to decide on LIP talks

    Feds have until noon to decide on LIP talks
    A judge has given the federal government until noon Tuesday to respond to Gov. Rick Scott's demand that the feds enter mediation to settle a dispute over health care funding. If the federal and state governments enter mediation, it could end a lawsuit...
  • Real estate dealings have strapped Rubio's personal finances

    During Marco Rubio's first year in the Florida Legislature in 2000, the 29-year-old lawmaker filled out the required forms detailing his personal finances. On the line listing his net worth, Rubio wrote: "0." Since then, he has risen to lead the state...
  • Florida legislators still divided over key spending items

    With time running out, the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature enters the second week of its special session divided over key spending items dealing with everything from schools to land conservation. Lawmakers were meeting again Sunday as they race...
  • Florida legislators racing to draw up new budget

    State lawmakers are working over the weekend to come up with a new budget. The Florida Legislature ended its regular session without a new state budget. They must pass one by the end of the month to avoid a partial shutdown of state government....
  • House votes down Medicaid expansion compromise 72-41

    The Florida House has soundly rejected a Medicaid expansion compromise that even supporters admitted had its flaws and was seemingly doomed to fail almost from the start. The bill, which tore apart the regular session as the House and Senate bitterly...
  • Failure to expand health care hurts all Floridians: Editorial

    Failure to expand health care hurts all Floridians: Editorial
    Now that Florida House Republicans have delivered the kill shot to a bipartisan Senate plan to expand health-care coverage with federal funds, it's about time to assess the casualties. The obvious victims are the 800,000 low-income Floridians without...
  • Florida House kills Senate health-care expansion bill

    Florida House kills Senate health-care expansion bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House soundly rejected Friday a Medicaid expansion compromise that even supporters admitted had its flaws. The bill has been doomed to fail almost from the start and tore apart the regular session as the House and Senate...
  • Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it

    Scott's only health insurance plan is to oppose it
    Rick Scott loves to compare Florida to Texas when it comes to jobs. He thinks that the comparison makes Florida look good. The governor, though, never mentions another similarity that makes Florida look bad. For years, both states have had...
  • How Big Sugar's shadow fell across a Miami-Dade County resolution

    How Big Sugar's shadow fell across a Miami-Dade County resolution
    For students of Big Sugar and its control of Florida, sub-section county government, Tuesday’s discussion and vote on a resolution proposed by Miami-Dade County Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava and Rebeca Sosa was a master class. The resolution,...