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    Florida Coalition of School Board Members applauds passage of important education legislation.

    TALLAHASSEE – Today the Florida House passed several key education bills that will provide greater educational choices for all Florida families and has now sent these bills to the Senate for consideration. The Florida Coalition of School Board Members...

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    TALLAHASSEE – Today the Florida House passed several key education bills that will provide greater educational choices for all Florida families and has now sent these bills to the Senate for consideration. The Florida Coalition of School Board Members...

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    Lawmakers seek to end drug industry windfall

    Legislation would save taxpayers $12 billion a year WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report out today reveals taxpayers are charged at least double the amount of money for prescription drugs provided under Medicare than those provided under Medicaid. That’s...

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    Legislation would save taxpayers $12 billion a year WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report out today reveals taxpayers are charged at least double the amount of money for prescription drugs provided under Medicare than those provided under Medicaid. That’s...

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    Lauren’s Kids’ Statewide ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Journey Culminates with Rally in Tally...

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For six years Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, has walked across Florida educating the public about child sexual abuse prevention and encouraging survivors with the message that it’s OK to tell. Yesterday, Book brought...

    Apr 23 • 162 Views • Comments Off

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For six years Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, has walked across Florida educating the public about child sexual abuse prevention and encouraging survivors with the message that it’s OK to tell. Yesterday, Book brought...

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    Senator Smith’s Police Body Cam Bill Passes Full Senate

    TALLAHASSEE – Legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Smith (D-Ft. Lauderdale) intended to protect Floridians’ privacy while bringing greater transparency to the actions of law enforcement passed the full Senate on Wednesday, 36-2. SB248, which underwent a...

    Apr 22 • 146 Views • Comments Off

    TALLAHASSEE – Legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Smith (D-Ft. Lauderdale) intended to protect Floridians’ privacy while bringing greater transparency to the actions of law enforcement passed the full Senate on Wednesday, 36-2. SB248, which underwent a...

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    No Medicaid Expansion? No Problem For Safety-Net Hospital Profits

    Mar 5 • 8297 Views

    Hospitals that treat many poor and uninsured patients were expected to face tough financial times in states that did not expand Medicaid under the federal law known as Obamacare. That’s because they would get less Medicare and Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act, while still having to provide high levels of charity care. But in some of the largest states that did not expand Medicaid, many safety-net hospitals fared pretty well last year — even better than in 2013 in many cases, according to their financial d... Read more >>

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    The EZMatch promotion from the Florida Lottery is back

    Apr 27 • 79 Views

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Lottery players can “play now and win more” with the return of the EZmatch™ promotion! For a limited time, players who add EZmatch to their FANTASY 5® or LUCKY MONEY™ purchase could win cash prizes of up to $1,000 instantly. From Monday, April 27, through Sunday, June 7, 2015, the EZmatch top prize will double from $500 to $1,000 and the second prize from $250 to $500!  EZmatch players will also enjoy an increased minimum prize, up from $2 to $5. Plus, the number of $500 instant-win prizes ... Read more >>

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    Students honored in annual DSC writing competition

    Apr 27 • 73 Views

    DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Writing is alive and well at Daytona State College, evidenced by the number of winners at this year’s Outstanding Student Writing Awards ceremony. Eighteen students were honored for their writing excellence on April 16 with dozens of college leadership, faculty and family members in attendance. The winning pieces were among more than 50 submitted for the annual competition, with categories ranging from poetry and short fiction to argumentative and narrative writing, general research and literary an... Read more >>

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    Senator Thompson to Commemorate Historic 1965 Voting Rights Act

    Apr 27 • 74 Views

    TALLAHASSEE – To mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, state Senator Geraldine F. Thompson (D-Orlando) will deliver a special presentation tomorrow on the floor of the Florida Senate. Senator Thompson’s commemoration will highlight the lives of Harriette V. Simms Moore and her husband, Harry T. Moore, two early pioneers in the drive for equal rights who died following a nighttime bombing of their home in Mims, Florida. She will also note the contributions of those on the f... Read more >>

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    Rubio’s attempt to confuse voters on immigration won’t work

    Apr 27 • 70 Views

      This past weekend in Iowa, Marco Rubio again tried to confuse voters about his immigration position.  While he said he supports immigrants, Rubio then immediately pandered to the Republican Party’s anti-immigrant fringe by embracing a “border security comes first” approach – the GOP’s standard line for years on the issue – instead of a common-sense and comprehensive approach. This is not the first time Marco Rubio has failed to stand by immigrants:. Two years ago, Rubio bowed to political pressur... Read more >>

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    Girls for Change Group successfully lobbies the Leon County School Board to support...

    Apr 27 • 85 Views

    The Leon County School Board will sign a resolution in support of Gay Straight Alliances TALLAHASSEE, FL - On April 28, 2015 The Leon County School Board will sign a resolution in support of the formation of Gay Straight Alliances in Leon County Schools.  On March 24, 2015 the group Girls for Change presented their arguments and provided evidence to the Leon County School Board that Gay Straight Alliances provide a safer school environment for LGBT youth. The group presented the School Board with a petition with 500 sign... Read more >>

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    Consumer Alert: 5 Common Financial Scams

    Apr 27 • 73 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – As Financial Literacy Month comes to a close, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) urges consumers to be aware of potential scams when making financial decisions. Knowing what scams are and how to spot them, helps defend against financial fraud. The OFR encourages Floridians to take time during April, Financial Literacy Month, to become aware of the scams that perpetrators are most often using to target victims in Florida. Tax-Refund Fraud  – Typically, the scammer will file a false ... Read more >>

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    Shot/Chaser: Jeb Bush Backs Defunding Planned Parenthood

    Apr 27 • 55 Views

    Shot: Jeb Bush on a good candidate: should be willing to “lose the primary to win the general” and “has to be much more uplifting, much more positive, much more willing to be practical”. Chaser: Jeb Bush Adviser Says Governor Backs Defunding Planned Parenthood So much for not being an extreme candidate… While this breaking news on Jeb Bush’s stance on women’s health is extreme, it certainly isn’t unique. Here’s a quick look back: 2001: Jeb Bush Budget Gutted Support For Planned Parenthood, Family ... Read more >>

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    Commissioner Adam Putnam Announces Saltwater Fishing Trip for Florida’s Wounded Veterans

    Apr 27 • 69 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – More than 1.5 million veterans call Florida home, and Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is honoring veterans who were wounded during service through Operation Outdoor Freedom. This program provides unique recreational opportunities throughout Florida to wounded veterans. Wounded veterans can register online now for a fishing trip on June 12 near Pine Island, Florida. Space is limited and registration closes on May 6. “While we can never repay our wounded veterans who have selfle... Read more >>

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