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  • Florida shifts money away from compulsive-gambling treatment

    Florida shifts money away from compulsive-gambling treatment
    For compulsive gamblers seeking treatment, Florida is an unfortunate place to be. Since 2011, the state has taken money intended to help problem gamblers and spent it elsewhere, allocating as little as $264,000 to the Florida Council on Compulsive...
  • Legislators agree to do budget, health care during session

    Florida's Republican-led Legislature will return to the state Capitol in June and try to do what they couldn't do during their 60-day session that crashed to a halt. GOP legislative leaders announced late on Friday that they have come up with a long list...
  • Special session agenda set, budget work remains

    Special session agenda set, budget work remains
    TALLAHASSEE — House and Senate leaders formally agreed Friday to meet June 1 for a limited special session to settle their differences over health care spending that brought the regular session to an acrimonious end two weeks ago. The special...
  • Budget bargain in the works but local hospitals, pols nervous

    Budget bargain in the works but local hospitals, pols nervous
    TALLAHASSEE – House and Senate leaders are edging closer to formally calling lawmakers back for a special session to solve the budget dispute, but the ripple effect of the bruising political fight over health care has hospitals on edge and local...
  • Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter

    Lawmakers tout progress as Scott raises shutdown specter
    TALLAHASSEE — As top budget writers in the House and Senate said they were making progress on talks to resolve an impasse over health-care spending, Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday prepared for a possible government shutdown. Scott wrote to state-...
  • Top Florida legislators work on budget deal

    Two top Florida legislators on Wednesday spent hours meeting behind closed doors in a last-minute push to reach a deal on health care and a new state budget. Although no deal was reached, Sen. Tom Lee, a Brandon Republican, said that a "fair amount of...
  • Fair alimony, parenting time should guide reform: Editorial

    Fair alimony, parenting time should guide reform: Editorial
    When it comes to reform efforts in Tallahassee, nothing seems to stir more energy, emotion and letters to the editor than alimony reform. Add in the touchy topic of child custody, and it should come as no surprise that the effort to repeal permanent...
  • Florida governor calls on hospitals to share profits

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, contending that the state will likely lose federal money it is now receiving to help hospitals, is calling on any hospital that receives taxpayer support to share profits to help each other. Scott, a former health care...
  • How the Florida Legislature crashed and burned

    How the Florida Legislature crashed and burned
    TALLAHASSEE — It wasn't supposed to end like this. With the House and Senate led by Republicans — both of whom hail from Central Florida — a budding partnership was expected to bring tax cuts, increased spending on education and...
  • While lawmakers feud, Gov. Scott visits Ferris wheel, Wawa

    When it became clear that the House and Senate wouldn't agree on a budget, Republican Gov. Rick Scott was in California trying to get shipping companies to move to Florida. And when the Legislature was at the point of no return to either pass a budget or...
  • Controversial alimony bill dies amid acrimony before House adjournment

    An alimony overhaul that brought together people once bitterly divided on the issue has created an even deeper rift between two powerful Republican lawmakers who blame each other for a failure to get the bill passed this year. After a year of wheeling...