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Nurseries seek piece of new pot industry

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a key step toward making a type of medical marijuana available to patients, the Florida Department…

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Medical malpractice caps take another legal hit

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The case started with a dental assistant who went into surgery for carpal-tunnel syndrome and ended up…

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Special session over, spotlight on hospitals continues

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A panel formed by Gov. Rick Scott to examine the finances of hospitals and other parts of…

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Feds say hospital funding deal reached ‘in principle’

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After months of wrangling about the issue, a top federal official Tuesday outlined a deal to continue…

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Scott scraps LIP injunction

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to a budget agreement reached by lawmakers, Gov. Rick Scott’s attorneys late Tuesday withdrew a request…

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Sacred Heart and Baptist are winners under proposed LIP plan

The Florida lawmakers struck a deal how to shore the $1.2 billion decrease in federal funding for the Low Income Pool program, which helps hospitals…

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State Capital Briefs

‘LIP’ DEAL STRUCK AS BUDGET TALKS CONTINUE Lawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding…

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House lines up potential health care changes

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After rejecting a controversial expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians, House Republicans took a far-different approach…

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Judge Rodgers sides with feds, nixes mediation in LIP lawsuit

Today Judge Casey Rodgers rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott for mediation in a legal battle between the state and federal government about health-care…

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