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  • Plantation cop investigated for sending 'obscene materials,' records show

    Plantation cop investigated for sending 'obscene materials,' records show
    A Plantation police officer is under criminal investigation for transmission of obscene materials and tampering with evidence, records show. Because Peter Saglio is married to a prosecutor in the Broward State Attorney's Office, Gov. Rick Scott has...
  • Follow the science, not the money

    Follow the science, not the money
    Florida's peculiar Catch-22 as reported May 10, "No Statewide Plan to Combat Rising Sea Levels" has captured the nation's imagination, especially here in California, which has similar climate challenges to Florida. Last September, California enacted a...
  • Former state GOP chairman elected Jacksonville mayor

    Former state GOP chairman elected Jacksonville mayor
    Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry defeated Democratic incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown on Tuesday with help from powerful friends like Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush. Curry was able to tap into friendships he earned while...
  • Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery

    Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery
    Florida just got a needed second opinion on the state's health care finance crisis. To ease the crisis he created, Gov. Rick Scott has prescribed a special commission — which holds its first meeting today — and profit-sharing among the...
  • Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year

    Beer, movies, guns: The issues you aren't reading about this year
    Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicaid. Right now, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a politician who's talking about health care. Well, I have two points to make about that: First, you shouldn't be swinging around dead cats. Especially not in this...
  • Cannabis therapy bill heading to Texas Gov. Abbott

    The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....
  • Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission to meet for first time

    Gov. Rick Scott's new hospital commission consists of Republican donors and business leaders who will likely help him go after some of the state's hospitals as the standoff over Medicaid expansion intensifies. The panel, which will meet for the first...
  • Hospital lobby to Scott: We like Senate plan; don't raise our taxes

    Hospital lobby to Scott: We like Senate plan; don't raise our taxes
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida hospitals are on the defensive this week as a commission set up by Gov. Rick Scott begins a review of their finances in the latest billion-dollar battle in the state’s ongoing health care spending fight. The Florida...
  • Florida agencies give dire warnings if government shuts down

    State officials warned on Monday that if Florida legislators fail to reach a deal on a new state budget, everything from child abuse investigations to money for teachers could be halted in coming weeks. Gov. Rick Scott last week ordered agencies to...
  • Gov. Scott sends condolences to family of U.S. Marine killed in Nepal crash

    Gov. Scott sends condolences to family of U.S. Marine killed in Nepal crash
    After it was confirmed that one of the six U.S. Marines killed in a helicopter crash during a relief effort in Nepal was from Central Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has extended condolences to his family. Sgt. Ward M. Johnson IV, 29, attended Seminole State...