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Is “telehealth” – with big tax breaks – the answer for Florida’s doctor shortage?

Florida has a a growing shortage of doctors – and lawmakers say “telehealth” is the answer.Legislation proposed by state Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Republican...

Firefighters battling cancer look to the Legislature for help

The rows of firefighter boots, arranged en masse outside Florida’s Capitol, were a startling sight.Five hundred boots, each with a card bearing the name...
Constitution

State lawmakers moving to kill off the venerable Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Saying it isn’t representing Florida citizens the way it should, a committee in the Republican-controlled state House voted unanimously on Thursday to abolish the...

Fl House votes to let sick people smoke weed – Gov. DeSantis approval is...

The years-long effort to give sick people the right to smoke marijuana is near the finish line.With no debate on Wednesday, the Florida House...

Hydraulic fracking ban moves along in Florida Senate, despite critics

For the past couple of years in Tallahassee, state lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have supported banning the oil and gas-drilling...
Rich Templin

Meet the “Sunrise Agenda,” a progressive path for Florida

For more than two decades, Florida’s legislative and executive branches have been run by political leadership that worships at the altar of big money campaign contributions....

Women spotlight economic disparity, health care on International Women’s Day

The symbolism was impossible to ignore for the activists and Democratic state lawmakers who kicked off a celebration of International Women’s Day at the...
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The Legislature’s extreme moves to stamp out local laws

Republicans in the Florida Legislature have increasingly moved to strip away control from local governments, and this year may have the most extreme proposal...

Here’s a look at an alternate “New Sunshine Deal” state budget proposed by the...

What if Democrats ran the Florida House of Representatives?It would mean support for a new state budget that would provide:--a 13 percent raise for...
Health care

Florida Democrats say Florida needs to expand Medicaid. Republicans want to try other ideas.

Democrats, Republicans and Gov. Ron DeSantis agree that Floridians need better health care.But they differ radically on the solution.“We have a great financial and...

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