| Mar 14, 2011
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 4:31 PM
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:
And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Yes, the guy...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:28 AM
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....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 5:26 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2011
The Florida Legislature won't be in session for five weeks, but lawmakers and lobbyists are already drafting new condominium and homeowners reform legislation. The question is: Will the changes most wanted by condominium and homeowners also stand a chance...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Workforce One and Workforce Alliance, workforce boards in Broward and Palm Beach counties, could lose local control, if proposed state legislation continues to gain steam. Florida's latest legislative session kicked off on Tuesday.
Gov. Rick Scott and...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:33 AM
Citizens Property Insurance officials will field questions today from state regulators on its request for a 25 percent
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:50 PM
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,...
| Nov 13, 2008
| 4:26 PM
By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee bureau: Senate Republican President-designate Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, has turned to the man he ousted from the job to serve in the powerful post of rules chairman. Atwater's office announced Thursday that Miami...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate budget conferees finally huddled Monday after weekend plans to launch discussions collapsed amid a dispute over how to spend $880 million in Medicaid money that may arrive...