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  • Stop the suffering -- expand Medicaid

    Florida has the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates in the country when it comes to children without health-care coverage. Meanwhile, every day, according to its budget analysts, Florida turns its back on $10 million in federal tax...
  • Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner

    Are honeybees facing cataclysm?: Front Burner
    In 2007, the world got a glimpse of a calamitous future in the animated "Bee Movie." The cartoon allegory not so gently painted the disastrous consequences that would result with the absence of honeybees. That prospect raises significant concerns....
  • Florida students cry foul over high surcharges

    Florida students cry foul over high surcharges
    Florida's state university students (or their parents) could be in for an unpleasant surprise when they get tuition bills for the upcoming semester: a surcharge that could add hundreds or thousands of dollars to their tab. The surcharge doubles the cost...
  • Telemundo Orlando transmitirá debate de candidatos a gobernador

    Telemundo Orlando transmitirá debate de candidatos a gobernador
    Telemundo Orlando anunció hoy que transmitirá un debate entre los candidatos a gobernador de Florida, el cual es organizado en asociación con las estaciones locales de Telemundo en Fort Myers-Naples, Miami y Tampa. El debate enfrentará al actual...
  • Justice Department eyes changes in Florida voting laws

    Justice Department eyes changes in Florida voting laws
    TALLAHASSEE — A letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department is monitoring changes to Florida's election laws. Holder wrote to Gov. Rick Scott on July 21 expressing concerns about elections laws and procedures that...
  • Ruling means blind trusts are likely here to stay

    Ruling means blind trusts are likely here to stay
    TALLAHASSEE – In 1976, Florida voters agreed that "a public office is a public trust," even though many of its politicians were treating it like a license to bribe. Floridians wrote the Sunshine Amendment into the Constitution thanks to the...
  • Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
  • Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says

    Medical-pot growers could truck product to patients, new rule says
    TALLAHASSE — Florida marijuana dispensers could truck their product to patients, under a revised rule proposed by health regulators in advance of a workshop Friday about the state's legalization of a limited type of medical pot. Despite complaints...
  • Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?

    Thursday: How blind is Gov. Scott's blind trust?
    You’d think Gov. Rick Scott, whose net worth is somewhere in the nine-figures (when you’re that rich, the numbers vary wildly by the split-second) has amassed enough of a fortune for several lifetimes. After all, he spent over $70 million of...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....