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  • Let's talk energy freedom and climate-change solutions

     Let's talk energy freedom and climate-change solutions
    Gov. Rick Scott is back in the headlines again for not talking about climate change. Last summer and fall, I spent considerable time trying to talk to the governor on climate change from an evangelical Christian perspective. Over 63,000 pro-life...
  • Gov. Scott draws Republicans in Congress into Medicaid dispute

    Gov. Scott draws Republicans in Congress into Medicaid dispute
    WASHINGTON Facing a state budget crisis, Gov. Rick Scott persuaded Republican allies in Congress on Tuesday to try to force the Obama administration to help Florida cover low-income families without expanding Medicaid. Republicans responded by lashing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is global warming a myth?

    Is global warming a myth?
      Rising sea levels and climate change are important topics in Florida, but particularly today, with President Obama paying an Earth Day visit to the Everglades. The threats to the Everglades are real, and billions of state and federal dollars are being...
  • 'Revenge porn' deserves to be a crime

    'Revenge porn' deserves to be a crime
    Of all the legislation headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk, the one outlawing "revenge porn" may be the most uncomfortable to discuss, but the easiest to sign. The truth is, the proposed law could be tougher and better define the crime — a form of...
  • Bear hunt, rail, Medicaid and FCAT: Letters

    Bear hunt, rail, Medicaid and FCAT: Letters
    Bear hunt critics ignored I attended the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting on April 15 about the proposed black bear hunt. Twenty-five people spoke against the hunt; 15 spoke for it. The commissioners told the audience they had...
  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 12

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. LATEST ZIMMERMAN DUST-UP LINKED TO PRIOR ROAD RAGE INCIDENT The man who called 911 to report he was involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman appears to be...
  • Gov. Scott hospital inquiry takes shape

    Gov. Scott hospital inquiry takes shape
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott appointed nine people Monday to a panel looking into hospital finances he believes will help end Florida’s budget gridlock, but just one member has experience in the health care field. Carlos Beruff, a board...
  • Florida Supreme Court turns down case sparked by Gov. Scott

    The Florida Supreme Court is turning away a case challenging a law that allows Gov. Rick Scott to use a blind trust instead of providing a detailed accounting of his finances. The high court on Monday ruled that it would not consider an appeal of a...
  • Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan

    Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan
    America's oldest city is slowly drowning. St. Augustine's centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks sit feet from the encroaching Atlantic, whose waters already flood the city's narrow, brick-paved streets about 10 times a year —...