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Changes may come today on the medical marijuana front

Last summer, marijuana activists came to the state capital and called on then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott to drop the state’s challenges over certain lawsuits...
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Thanks but no thanks, Rick Scott

On the same night Donald Trump got on national television to spew a pack of nonsense about the border “crisis,” Florida’s ultimate bottom-feeder, Rick...
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GOP lawmaker files extreme anti-abortion “heartbeat” bill in Florida House

Pensacola House Republican Mike Hill has filed restrictive anti-abortion legislation that would prohibit a pregnant woman from getting an abortion in Florida if a...

Gov. Ron DeSantis takes the reins

Gov. Ron DeSantis distinguished himself from his predecessor Rick Scott by emphasizing a clean environment in his Tuesday inaugural speech, but the two biggest...

Lawmakers file bill to expand needle-exchange program in Florida

A pair of Florida legislators are attempting once again to expand a Miami-Dade County program which encourages drug addicts to exchange dirty needles for...

Advocates for Maine’s poor say Florida’s new health care chief slashed needed help

Advocates for the needy say Governor-elect Ron DeSantis’s pick to lead the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration is a hardline conservative who fought...

Don’t want antibiotics sprayed on your citrus? Sorry – it’s about to expand, big-time

The Trump administration has given the go-ahead for agricultural operations to spray antibiotics on nearly a half-million acres of Florida citrus, a move some...

Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s: Gov. Scott announces $4.8-million in grants

When Florida lawmakers approved legislation in 2014 to help prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease, the numbers had already been rising:In 2000, an estimated 360,000...
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Ag Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried sets up transition team; asks citizens for input

Set to become Florida's first female elected Agriculture Commissioner, Democrat Nikki Fried has set up a transition team that includes a wide range of...

Coalition supporting reproductive rights launches advocacy website

People who want to support reproductive rights – from promoting access to birth control, sex education and information about abortions – can now go...

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