Posted in Florida Health State & National News

Watch for how medical marijuana is implemented

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A key senator Thursday released the Legislature’s first attempt at carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly…

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Posted in Environment Florida Politics

Florida House not to consider using BP money for incentives

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Don’t expect settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster to be used directly to attract tourists…

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Posted in Buzz Environment Florida Politics State & National News

Sen. Broxson and other senators file Triumph Gulf Coast bill

State Sen. Doug Broxson, along with Senators Bill Montford and George Gainer, have a filed a bill that would appropriate $300 million in BP oil…

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Posted in Florida

Lawmakers get ‘bad news’ about Medicaid payment error

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A top Florida health official briefed lawmakers Wednesday about a Medicaid payment error that is expected to…

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Posted in Florida Politics

Florida House set to look for budget cuts

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA House members are expected to consider how they would cut the state budget by anywhere from $1.1…

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Posted in Florida Politics State & National News

Rep. Ingram gets key House chairs, White and Williamson land well, too

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran released the committee assignments. State Rep. Clay Ingram will chair the Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee and serve as vice…

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Posted in Florida Politics

Another county follows Corcoran’s lead, seeks to ban texts during BCC meetings

Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted to have the county attorney draft an ordinance banning text messages during commission meetings. Last month, Florida House Speaker…

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Rep. White on Speaker Corcoran and new lobbying rules [podcast]

Yesterday, State Rep. Frank White was my guest on News Talk 1370 WCOA’s “Pensacola Speaks.” We discussed House Speaker Richard Corcoran and his rules that…

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Posted in Florida State & National News

Scott wants to give state law enforcement pay raise

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a five percent pay raise for the state’s 4,000 sworn law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018…

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