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If Gov. DeSantis signs bill, questionable health insurance policies could expand in Florida

Floridians may get a chance to buy cheaper health insurance under a bill awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis’ approval.But they better read the fine print.They...
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FL state budget now in DeSantis’ hands; he promises some vetoes

The Legislature sent Gov. Ron DeSantis its $91.1 billion state budget Friday for the fiscal year beginning July 1. He has until June 29...
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Lawmakers spend on pet projects instead of lead problems in schools; Sen. Cruz resorts...

This spring in the state capital, State Sen. Janet Cruz of Tampa pushed legislation to install filters in drinking fountains at older schools –...

New FL health insurance programs signed into law

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that legislative backers say will encourage Floridians to save money by shopping for certain medical services based on...
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DeSantis: Let’s hold separate elections to decide constitutional amendments

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday defended a new law that will make it more difficult to amend the Florida Constitution through petition drives, and...

Gov. DeSantis praises Trump, signs prescription drug bill in The Villages

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Tuesday at the sprawling Villages retirement community that allows the state to import bargain pharmaceutical drugs from Canada. He...

Here’s who is serving on the new state committee overseeing medical marijuana

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday announced she’s forming a new medical marijuana advisory committee that will look at ways to expand patient...

If you’re collecting signatures for a 2020 Florida ballot campaign, you’re probably nervous right...

Efforts to raise the minimum wage and expand Medicaid in Florida are on a collision course with a potential new law that would make...
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What’s next for reproductive rights in Florida?

Florida lawmakers didn’t enact any abortion restrictions in their annual legislative session that ended May 4. But the state is one of the outliers...

After outrage over his remarks, GOP Ocala state Sen. Baxley insists he’s not a...

Republican state Sen. Dennis Baxley says abortion rights groups have “misinterpreted” remarks that he made last week to a Miami public radio station about...

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