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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...

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    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 • 116 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 • 8274 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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    FDOT Weekly Interstate Report: Lane closures for week beginning: 4/26/2015

    Apr 24 • 46 Views

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    Second Case Of Measles Confirmed In St. Lucie County

    Apr 24 • 53 Views

    Vaccination provides the best protection for Floridians and visitors TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health today confirmed a second case of measles in an unvaccinated child in St. Lucie County. This locally acquired case was isolated as a precaution as the first case was confirmed and poses no additional risk of exposure to the community. This brings the total cases of measles between St. Lucie and Indian River counties to five. Measles is a serious respiratory disease caused by a virus of the same name (Measles)... Read more >>

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    Governor Rick Scott Appoints Coleman Lee Robinson to the First Judicial Circuit Court

    Apr 24 • 49 Views

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Coleman Lee Robinson to the First Judicial Circuit Court. Robinson, 44, of Pensacola, has served as an Assistant State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit since 1994. He also served as a Special Assistant United States attorney from 2007-2009. Robinson is a member of the First Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. He... Read more >>

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    National Expert FactCheck on FL Healthcare Debate

    Apr 24 • 69 Views

    CONFERENCE CALL: National Expert FactCheck on FL Healthcare Debate FACT CHECKING THE FLORIDA MEDICAID DEBATE MONDAY at 11:30 AM  DIAL: 888-632-3382    ID: (you will say:  FLORIDA) National health care policy expert Joan Alker of Georgetown University Health Policy Institute will answer questions from the media about the Florida Medicaid debate on Monday, April 27 at 11:30 (ET). She will be the guest of the League of Women Voters of Florida. LWVF President Deirdre Macnab will also be available to answer question... Read more >>

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    UF fraternity interim suspended during investigation of misconduct charge

    Apr 24 • 47 Views

    GAINESVILLE, FL - The University of Florida today placed the Zeta Beta Tau chapter on interim suspension and charged the organization with a series of offenses as part of its formal investigation into allegations of disturbing illegal behavior toward veterans while at an event in Panama City last weekend. The chapter is charged with causing physical or other harm, obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft and damage to property. An interim suspension means the organization is suspended from all activities. There will ... Read more >>

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    Excerpts from Today’s Press Call Discussing GOP Presidential Hopefuls’ Failed Records and Damaging...

    Apr 24 • 48 Views

    Today, Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Nevada Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange, and National Jewish Democratic Council Chairman Greg Rosenbaum held a press call discussing the Republican presidential hopefuls’ failed records and damaging policies as they gather at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s (RJC) conference in Las Vegas. Here are some excerpts from this afternoon’s call. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee: “... Read more >>

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    Juvenile Justice/Civil Citations Bill Passes on the House Floor

    Apr 24 • 48 Views

    TALLAHASSEE — Today the Florida House of Representatives passed legislation Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed sponsored to give law enforcement officers options with juveniles who have committed non-serious offenses. This legislation, HB 99, provides law enforcement officers an alternative to arresting youth who have committed non-serious delinquent acts and allows for civil citations. Those citations would result in not more than 50 community service hours, and require participation in intervention services appropriate to any iden... Read more >>

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    Rep. Barbara Watson Bill Passes, Protects Against Firefighter Impersonations

    Apr 24 • 42 Views

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House today passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens, adding firefighters and fire investigators to the list of emergency responders it is a felony to impersonate. Florida law makes it a crime for anyone to intentionally misrepresent themselves as a range of law enforcement and justice system officers. Rep. Watson’s bill, passed 114-1, addresses an emerging problem of individuals impersonating firefighters and fire investigators with malicious intent. This impersonat... Read more >>

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