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  • Florida's pitch to California businesses: Degrade the environment all you want

    To the editor: Apparently, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's idea of "creating jobs" is to raid them from another state. But why did the industries and jobs that Scott covets come into being in California? Why can't states like Florida and Texas incubate their...
  • Water district balks at Everglades land deal

    Water district balks at Everglades land deal
    Buying more Big Sugar land for Everglades restoration could cost taxpayers up to $700 million and slow other efforts to save Florida's River of Grass, South Florida water managers warned Thursday. Environmental groups for months have been calling for...
  • Lake schools to parents: Should schools open earlier in August?

    Lake schools to parents: Should schools open earlier in August?
    Now that Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill allowing schools to open as early as Aug. 10, the Lake County school district wants to know if residents would want an earlier start this coming August. The district is asking for feedback via a survey...
  • School to start Aug. 17 in Palm Beach County

    School to start Aug. 17 in Palm Beach County
    The first day of classes in Palm Beach County will begin a week earlier than expected — on Aug. 17 —after a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott gave districts the flexibility to move up their start dates. District officials say the change will...
  • Legislative leaders: Session likely headed for overtime over Medicaid impasse

    Legislative leaders: Session likely headed for overtime over Medicaid impasse
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers will likely need a special session to resolve a deadlock between the House and Senate over health care spending, top lawmakers from the House and Senate said Wednesday. “If we’re not (agreeing on Medicaid...
  • Bush, Rubio, Christie, others to speak at Disney

    Bush, Rubio, Christie, others to speak at Disney
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and five of their likely rivals for the Republican presidential nomination including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be speaking at an economic summit hosted at Walt Disney World in June by...
  • Scott pollster: Public split on Medicaid expansion

    Scott pollster: Public split on Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – A poll commissioned by Let’s Get to Work, Gov. Rick Scott’s political committee, shows voters are split on “significantly expanding the federal Medicaid program under Obamacare here in Florida.” The poll of...
  • 6 members of Congress ask feds to release hospital funds

    6 members of Congress ask feds to release hospital funds
    TALLAHASSEE  — Six Republicans in Congress are asking federal officials to release hospital funding that is now caught up in a legislative battle over Medicaid expansion. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other GOP members sent a letter Wednesday...
  • Feds to Scott: Expand Medicaid if you want hospital funds

    Federal health officials said publicly for the first time Tuesday that they want expansion of Florida's Medicaid program as part of any deal to grant Gov. Rick Scott's request to help the state's hospitals treat poor patients. Scott, so far, is...
  • Amendment 1, Let's be blunt, folks. Tallahassee is ignoring us again.

    Amendment 1, Let's be blunt, folks. Tallahassee is ignoring us again.
    Amendment 1 supporters around the state have been writing editorials to voice their outrage that the Florida Legislature is ignoring their will. Amendment 1 was written primarily to restore funding to Florida Forever, historically budgeted at $300 million...
  • Over objections, Cabinet approves land sale for megamall

    Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet unanimously approved a deal Tuesday to sell state land near Hialeah for American Dream Miami, planned as the nation's largest shopping mall, despite objections that the land should have been put up for bids and that...