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  • Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle

    Lawmakers cut deal on health care tussle
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers reached a deal on health care spending Friday, resolving a bitter, months-long dispute between the House and Senate and paving the way for a final budget to be completed next week. Hospitals throughout the state will...
  • In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart

    In Florida House, hypocrisy over heart
    Republicans in the Florida House want to be clear: They love the state's working poor. That's why they denied them a chance at health insurance. As Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, put it last week, expanding Medicaid would "punish the needy" by putting...
  • Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs

    Expanding Medicaid would save more lives than experimental drugs
    Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill last week that gives dying patients the right to try experimental drugs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved. The Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank with libertarian leanings that wrote model...
  • Florida legislators reach deal on money for hospitals

    Florida legislators racing against the clock on a new state budget struck a deal Friday on a $2 billion plan to steer money to more than 200 hospitals that treat large numbers of low-income patients. House and Senate budget negotiators will sink $400...
  • Florida House votes to keep low health insurance premiums

    The Republican-controlled Florida House voted along party lines on Friday to retain — for now — the rates that Gov. Rick Scott and thousands of state workers are currently paying for health insurance. Nearly 30,000 people in state government,...
  • Colleges move to the front line for serving vets

    Colleges move to the front line for serving vets
    South Florida's colleges are pledging to better serve veterans so that their pursuit of education doesn't become another battle. They are allocating scholarship money, creating veterans centers and enhancing their advising and mental health services as...
  • Florida governor heads to Paris despite special session

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott jetted off to Paris on Friday for a whirlwind visit ahead of an international air show where state officials hope to lure more business back to the Sunshine State. The trip is Scott's 11th abroad since he became governor in 2011,...
  • Florida's state parks are under assault

    Florida's state parks are under assault
    Florida's state parks are facing the most serious threat of their 80-year history. Jon Steverson, who heads the state Department of Environmental Protection, thinks state parks should operate like a corner 7-Eleven and make enough money to pay for...
  • United Arts, Pine Hills and Amendment 1: Letters

    United Arts, Pine Hills and Amendment 1: Letters
    United Arts vital catalyst United Arts of Central Florida applauds Linda Chapin's My Word column, "Keep up momentum in arts community," in Wednesday's Sentinel. Having exceeded fundraising goals for the past three years, United Arts plays a dynamic role...
  • Gov. Scott signs bill officially repealing ban on gay adoptions

    Gov. Scott signs bill officially repealing ban on gay adoptions
    A nearly four-decade-old law banning gays from adopting children, which hasn't been enforced in five years, will come off Florida's books July 1, but Gov. Rick Scott still wants private, religious-based adoption agencies to be able to turn gay couples...
  • 2 groups sue to stop 24-hour waiting period for abortions

    2 groups sue to stop 24-hour waiting period for abortions
    TALLAHASSEE — A day after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period before Florida women can have abortions, abortion-rights advocates quickly challenged the constitutionality of the law. A lawsuit filed Thursday in Leon...