Thu 8 Feb' 18
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State House, Senate budgets are only 0.1% apart, but their disagreements are broad

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TALLAHASSEE Florida’s House and Senate both passed competing budgets on Thursday that, while not far apart on the money, are philosophically opposed about how to pay for schools, hospitals and affordable housing. The House passed its $87.2 billion budget on a vote of 85-27 after a highly charged partisan debate that foreshadowed bigger election-year battles […]

Fri 26 Jan' 18
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House Panel Backs Plan For New Birth Options

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The full House on Friday approved a bill (HB 23) that would allow patients to stay in ambulatory surgical centers for up to 24 hours, ending a long-standing prohibition on overnight stays, and would authorize so-called “recovery care centers,” where patients could stay up to 72 hours after undergoing surgical procedures. House leaders have championed those proposed […]

Sun 21 Jan' 18
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Women urged to vote, seek office an anniversary Orlando Women’s March

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Attendees heard impassioned pleas from women calling for restoring felon’s voting rights, environmental protection and in defense of immigrants in the country on the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Act, or DACA. But the message of the day was for women to run for office, vote and support progressive candidates and issues. State Rep. Amy Mercado, […]

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