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Gaetz explains state budget differences

Gaetz explains state budget differences

A message for Sen. Don Gaetz: With four weeks of work behind us and five weeks of decisions ahead, the Florida Legislature is bearing down on the 2015-2016 budget and the other state-wide policies that affect our communities, businesses and families. Here are a few of the major budget issues [...]

PS podcast: Gaetz argues for Senate plan to help uninsured

PS podcast: Gaetz argues for Senate plan to help uninsured

On News Talk 1370 WCOA's Pensacola Speaks, I talked with Sen. Don Gaetz on how the Florida Senate wants to provide health coverage for the uninsured. “Basically what we have is the Obama Administration saying expand Medicaid. Put another million Floridians on a program that frankly doctors and [...]

PS Wednesday, March 18 edition: Gaetz, Wedgewood, Charlie Crist and Cybersecurity

PS Wednesday, March 18 edition:  Gaetz, Wedgewood, Charlie Crist and Cybersecurity

Fordham University has a group of students studying the environmental and health issues in the Wedgwood community. We will have Sarah Baldwin who will talk about their work this week. Then State Senator Don Gaetz will talk about the bill the Senate pass expanding health care coverage for the poor [...]

LIP money, or lack of it, creating havoc on 2016 budget

LIP money, or lack of it, creating havoc on 2016 budget

The federal government has made it clear that its Low Income Pool program will end this June. LIP provides Florida $2 billion annually for health care for low income families and the uninsured. Sacred Heart Hospital and Santa Rosa Medical Center depend on the funds for the care they offer those [...]

Child dies while state wrangles with Charlotte’s Web rules

Child dies while state wrangles with Charlotte’s Web rules

On March 4, a 10-year-old boy died. Isaac had been battling severe seizures for years. His parents, Ben and Emily Carew, were part of the grassroots effort that got Charlotte's web legalized in hopes it would help their son deal with intractable epilepsy. Unfortunately the Florida Department of [...]

Florida Senate panel moves to expand health coverage

Florida Senate panel moves to expand health coverage

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Trying to build momentum amid continued opposition from House leaders, a Senate panel Tuesday approved a plan that would expand health coverage to an estimated 800,000 low-income Floridians. The Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously backed a [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Don Gaetz

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Don Gaetz

Yesterday, I interviewed State Senator Don Gaetz on Pensacola Speaks. We discussed Garcon Point Bridge, guns on campuses, Charlotte's Web and gambling. Pensacola Speaks airs weekdays from 5-6 p.m. on News Talk 1370 WCOA. Call in @ 850-478-3116. You can listen online on their website or download [...]

Gaetz family pushes for greyhound racing reform

Gaetz family pushes for greyhound racing reform

When Florida senators start the annual legislative session March 3, one of the first issues they will take up is a bill that would require reports to be filed with the state about injuries to racing greyhounds. The Senate has put the measure (SB 2), filed by Sen. Eleanor Sobel, D-Hollywood, atop a [...]

Early Learning seeks attention

Early Learning seeks attention

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida's early-education programs have joined forces with children's advocates to "speak with one voice" at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see the value of their programs --- and, ultimately, to fund them [...]

Senate Committee passes Gaetz bill to promote adoption of kids in foster care

Senate Committee passes Gaetz bill to promote adoption of kids in foster care

The Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs, chaired by Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood), today passed Senate Bill 320, Adoption and Foster Care by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The legislation, part of the “Work Plan 2015” joint agenda announced last week by [...]

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Gaetz sponsors bill to encourage dentists in needy areas

Finally a Senate bill from Northwest Florida that doesn't involve guns. Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, has filed a proposal that would create a program to provide financial help to dentists who work in areas of Florida that lack adequate dental care. The proposal (SB 606) would provide money [...]

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE: Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation airs on Jan. 29

WSRE-TV's “Legislative Review: Dialogue with the Delegation" will be air live on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 7-8 p.m. Jeff Weeks will moderate the show on which state legislators will answer constituents’ questions about local issues and priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Participating [...]

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