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  • Florida leaders should heed pope on climate

    Florida leaders should heed pope on climate
    Pope Francis is trying to keep Florida's current coastline from disappearing beneath the waves of a rising ocean, and it would be wonderful if Florida's political leaders — including presidential wannabes — would do the same. The pope's...
  • Highlights from Florida's nearly $78.7 billion budget

    The Florida Legislature passed a nearly $78.8 billion budget on Friday before ending its special session. Lawmakers were forced to hold a special session to pass a budget after failing to reach an agreement during their regular 60-day session. Here are...
  • Florida jobless rate ticked up slightly in May

    Florida's jobless rate is rising slightly. The state's unemployment rate ticked up to 5.7 percent in May. That's a slight rise from the previous month. Despite the higher rate Florida added 17,100 jobs last month according to figures released Friday by...
  • Florida House votes to end limits on new hospitals

    State regulations that limit the construction of new hospitals would be eliminated under a bill passed by the Florida House. The House on Friday voted 72 to 28 in favor of a bill that Gov. Rick Scott strongly supports. Scott ran a for-profit chain of...
  • 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,...
  • Groups sue over Florida's 24-hour wait period for abortions

    Two groups sued the state of Florida on Thursday seeking to stop a 24-hour waiting period for abortions from taking effect, arguing that it imposes an unnecessary burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies. The American Civil Liberties Union of...
  • 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,...