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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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Florida Republicans are back with more bills targeting undocumented immigrants for the 2019 session

In recent years, some Florida Republicans have campaigned hard on cracking down on undocumented immigrants -  but have had little to show for their...
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Proposed new law targets people holding cell phones while driving

Florida was one of the last states in the country to impose sanctions on motorists who text while driving, but critics call the current...
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We meant what we voted

Straight out of the Florida Department of Oh-No-You-Didn’t, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and other Republican politicians are now claiming they need to “implement” the ballot...
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An attorney/politician will lead Florida’s massive education system — and it won’t be easy

Former House Speaker Richard Corcoran – a lawyer and astute politician with no education credentials – will be Florida’s new Education Commissioner, taking on...
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Florida leads nation in signups to Affordable Care Act

The deadline for Floridians to sign up for health care benefits through the Affordable Care Act in 2019 expired over the weekend, and when...
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Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’s inner circle

Here’s a look at who Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis has picked to head up the key positions in the governor's office:Shane Strum, Chief of StaffNow...
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Here are Gov.-elect DeSantis’s picks for five state agencies

In the run-up to his Jan. 8 inauguration, Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is building his administration, appointing people to head state agencies. Here are...
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Critics want Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis to kick off 2 members of education advisory committee

Controversy is stirring over picks on Governor-elect Ron DeSantis's education advisory committee, with critics calling on DeSantis to remove two members accused of being...
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A tribute to T.K. Wetherell

T.K. Wetherell was one of a kind.A few days shy of his 73rd birthday, the former house speaker, former president of Florida State University...

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