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A House committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a bill to begin the Forensic hospital Diversion Pilot Program in the Panhandle's Okaloosa County.
Which counties were the healthiest and which were the most unhealthy throughout the Sunshine State? St. Johns County ranked first in both key indexes used by the seventh annual county health rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which ...
The 2017 version of that story is playing out now in real life, with Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran in the starring role.
3, but state lawmakers and the Florida Department of Health have been tasked with implementing the law. The health department began the process of creating rules in January, and has until July to put them in place.
Two key first responders' groups are giving support to St. Petersburg City Council Chair Darden Rice in her bid for re-election to the city body, according to a ...
The national observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in April, yet Jacksonville kicked off the month days early on Tuesday, with city leaders convening in the atrium of the city hall.
"By inserting his personal politics into this case, Governor Scott's unprecedented action is dangerous and could compromise the prosecution of Markeith Loyd and threatens the integrity of Florida's judicial system. As the judge found today, what has ...
Naika Venant's mother vehemently refutes narratives by the state agency in a March 13 report, including suggestion she 'allegedly' commented on facebook ...
Robopolling released Tuesday from a coalition of groups that advocate creating an open primary system in Florida found strong support from voters having such ...
Is the Spring 2017 edition of INFLUENCE Magazine - available now in digital format, soon in print - sexist? According to Jessica Bakeman, a transplanted ...
State Rep. Cary Pigman did not misuse his official position to retaliate against a school principal in his district, an administrative law judge ruled this week.
Florida may construct a memorial on state Capitol grounds reminding visitors that slavery was once allowed in the nation's third-largest state.
HOUSE BUDGET WOULD ADD 'EMERGENCY' $200 MILLION FOR CHARTER schools via Florida politics - The House public education budget would be extra kind to charter schools next year, pumping $200 million into charters specifically targeting children stuck in ...
The House public education budget would be extra kind to charter schools next year, pumping $200 million into charters specifically targeting children stuck in persistently low-performing classrooms.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is D.C. bound this week, and her itinerary includes a White House "women's empowerment panel" Wednesday.
Lawmakers in both chambers are scheduled to consider legislation Tuesday that could change the way the Florida Building Code is updated; a move that could ...
A limit on how many trauma centers can open in Florida would be erased under legislation that cleared its first committee Monday.
If it looks like a slot machine, and plays like a slot machine, it's a slot machine, the Seminole tribe of Florida is telling state leaders.
We also profile Tia Mitchell, the jack-of-all-trades reporter for the Florida Times-Union, who, when she's not writing her must-read column or interviewing a political player on facebook live, is breaking yet another story about the tenure of House ...
The Jacksonville religious group ICARE has been pressuring Mayor Lenny Curry to bring back a homeless day center that was once in Jacksonville.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum continues to make good on his promise to campaign in and compete for all 67 Florida counties during his campaign for ...
When Gov. Rick Scott comes to your town to hold a "Fighting for Florida's jobs" roundtable, that means your GOP State Representatives crossed him.
Most universities recruit students by offering specialized curricula, top quality faculty and promising to expose students to diverse views which will stimulate ...
A bill that would give credit unions the same exemption from state anti-deceptive practice laws that banks and savings and loans already enjoy passed a Florida House of Representatives committee with no debate Monday. The committee substitute for House ...
As the U.S. House prepares to vote this week on a GOP-based health care insurance overhaul, an official with Florida AARP said Monday the bill is "ageism unleashed.
Testifying at a highly politically charged congressional hearing in the House, both said they had no evidence that any vote tallies were changed in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina or Ohio. The House Intelligence Committee is ...
The members of the commission are appointed by the governor, the president of the state Senate, the speaker of the Florida House and the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Attorney General Pam Bondi is automatically a member of the panel.
State Economists say Florida's economy is growing, but it won't be enough to dissuade legislators from cutting state spending.
Nearly 200 job seekers will be able to wear a new-to-them suit as they hunt for employment, thanks to a clothing donation drive put on by ridesharing company Uber and Volunteer Florida Wednesday. The second annual "#SuitsForSession" campaign ...
Lola Pouncey, a Florida Department of Health (DOH) "bureau chief" making $90,000 a year in "medical quality assurance," set up a jewelry store in her state ...
The draft rules, posted online Monday, say that "all meetings at which Commission business is discussed between more than two members of the Commission shall be open to the public, following the procedure outlined in the Florida Constitution." If ...
One of the most bitter races in all of Florida politics last year took place in Hillsborough County's Senate District 18, where Democrat Buesing faced Republican ...
Because polling in 2016 showed less than half of all Floridians want to legalize marijuana outright, Ray Rodrigues believes he is doing the right thing by ...
The vast majority of Florida voters - 84 percent - "want to reduce or hold the line on gambling" and 60 percent also "are less likely to support a candidate ...
In addition to the Sunshine State, Pennsylvania lawmakers have now filed legislation to break down the wall of separation between liquor and other goods.
A recent ruling by a Tallahassee judge could result in Florida being inundated by a slot machine-style Entertainment device in bars, arcades and even dog and horse tracks.
Florida law allows groups that accept contributions from corporations to legally distribute money to other political committees, including those controlled by legislators, without reporting the original source of the cash. The practice of shielding ...
Florida is dropping charges against an attorney once accused of being at the center of a $300 million gambling ring that led to the 2013 resignation of Lt.
The Miami Herald reports this is the latest example of the popular "home sharing" service dividing the county's political establishment. A one-page flier prepared by the office of Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia carried the headline "Homestead ...
Now a member of the Florida House representing Sarasota, Gruters has filed a bill intended to eliminate some of the so-called "dark money" in Florida politics. His bill would prohibit political committees and electioneering communications organizations ...
Legislation that could extend the concept of religious expression in public schools cleared its second and final Senate committee, and now awaits a floor vote.
McCullough's entry follows that of Chaussee Gibson, who filed last week. McCullough conducted a 2015 candidate interview with the Florida Times-Union, in which he outlined his positions on the issues of the day. Gaffney has not filed to run for re ...
For a second consecutive week, the Florida Lottery broke its own record, with total sales of more than $141 million, the game's chief announced Tuesday.
House Speaker Richard Corcoran began his two-year speakership in November by promising a "transformational leap" in government accountability and transparency.
The Legislature has been arguing over assignment of benefits reform for years, to no avail. Tuesday, Tampa Republican James Grant found out why - the hard ...
A state law that was originally intended to give individual policyholders special rights in disputes with their insurance companies is instead being used by some ...
Just in time for Sunshine Week, Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman reminds us how focused, how ruthless, how relentless Gov.
A dispute between South Florida's NPR-affiliate and the Miami-Dade County public school Board has raised questions about fiscal mismanagement and the role of the school system in moderating WLRN's news content.
Ros-Lehtinen, of Miami, announced late Tuesday that she is concerned about the affects the American health care Act would have on the poor and elderly, and cannot support it, and saying, "this plan is not the replacement South Florida needs.".
With VISIT Florida chief Ken Lawson acting as hype man, Gov. Rick Scott held a Tuesday rally inside the Florida Capitol to "save" the embattled tourism organization.


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