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  • Federal bill introduced Monday would target pill mills

    Federal bill introduced Monday would target pill mills
    A bill aimed at combating Florida's pill-mill industry and the nation's prescription drug abuse problems was introduced in the House by a Sarasota congressman on Monday. "The Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011" has a host of provisions, including toughening...
  • Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works

    Want to recall Rick Scott? Sorry, that's not how it works
    In a moment, we'll run through some of the outrageous things happening in Tallahassee. But first, a quick note to all those Rick Scott-haters who are dying for a recall election: Shut up. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. Yes, the guy...
  • Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force

    Scott, Bondi name pill-mill task force
    Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state would set aside $800,000 for a statewide drug strike team to help law-enforcement shut down so-called "pill mills" as part of an overall effort to crack down on Florida's prescription drug-abuse problems....
  • Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums

    Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums
    Lawmakers in Tallahassee are seriously considering three bills that could raise your property insurance premiums. The bills are intended to reduce fraudulent or inflated claims, draw new insurers to the state and strengthen the insurance market. State...
  • Governor wants to kill pill mill database

    Governor wants to kill pill mill database
    Gov. Rick Scott has proposed abolishing a long-awaited computer database that would track every Florida prescription for narcotic drugs, the state's main weapon against pill mills. Documents accompanying Scott's budget proposal Monday ask the Legislature...
  • Citizens Property Insurance rates headed up

    Citizens Property Insurance rates headed up
    Homeowners insurance rates for Citizens Property Insurance policyholders will rise by a 6 percent statewide average next year, regulators said Monday night. The average increase approved for many parts of South Florida next year is nearly 10 percent,...
  • Fasano questions Scott’s power on drug database

     
    Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, an ardent backer of the prescription drug monitoring database that Gov. Rick Scott and several lawmakers have put on the chopping block, asked whether the governor had the power to unilaterally reject $1 million...
  • Insurance reform hits a hurdle in the Senate

     
    By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel A property insurance bill that would allow certain rate hikes and change sinkhole coverage hit a hurdle at a Senate budget committee meeting Tuesday. The committee debated parts of the bill and added a provision to require...
  • Lauren Book back at it, walking for sexual violence survivors

     
    The daughter of s a prominent Florida lobbyist is walking 1,000 miles across Florida to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill that would assist survivors of sexual violence and give prosecutors more tools to go after offenders. Lauren Book, who was sexually...
  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Senate budget give wins to private prison vendors and Rick Scott

     
    TALLAHASSEE – The early winners in the Florida Senate’s $69.8 billion budget include private prison vendors, property owners miffed with water-management districts, and Gov. Rick Scott. The Senate’s spending proposal includes several...