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Did Big Tobacco influence FL lawmakers on smoking legislation?

The Florida Legislature failed to raise the state smoking age to 21 this year, at a time when more teens are "vaping" with flavored...

FL Legislature declined to provide health care coverage to 837,000 of the state’s neediest...

Florida missed another opportunity this year to provide health care coverage to more than 800,000 low-income residents.As expected, the 2019 Legislature never considered any...

Florida lawmakers proposed nearly 30 constitutional amendments this spring. None passed.

The political attention is usually focused on citizen-led constitutional amendment drives, but this spring, members of the Florida Legislature proposed nearly 30 constitutional amendments...

Abortion rights groups stave off abortion restrictions, but the battle will continue

Anti-abortion activists rallied at the Capitol during the spring legislative session, pushing to limit access to abortions.They had hoped a new governor -- who...
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Florida’s 61-day legislative session is over, and Republican conservatives got what they hoped for

Florida lawmakers passed a $91.1 billion state budget on Saturday, ending an annual session dominated by a conservative Republican agenda.The Legislature used the 61-day...

The Legislature won’t cap the THC levels in medical weed after all

A plan to limit medical marijuana's potency went up in smoke as the 2019 Legislature moves to conclusion.Earlier this spring, lawmakers passed a bill...

Florida’s lawsuit against the opioid industry may have new key legal tool – state’s...

Florida lawmakers appear ready to give Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody a key legal tool in the state’s lawsuit against the opioid industry.The Republican...
Mary Mayhew

Senate OKs DeSantis’ embattled pick to run Florida’s Medicaid agency

The Florida Senate confirmed Mary Mayhew as secretary of Florida’s Medicaid bureaucracy Wednesday on a 26-13 vote, with three Democrats siding with the GOP...

Your state budget is done. Here are some highlights

Florida lawmakers flubbed their finish and will now move into an overtime session on Saturday. The glitch: the massive $91.1 billion state budget for...

Florida was a leader in fighting Big Tobacco – now the Legislature is threatening...

Ever since the late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles led a successful fight against Big Tobacco, Florida has been a national leader in anti-smoking efforts.Under...

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