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Senate Transportation Chairman Jeff Brandes said he won't support highway speeding cameras. (Source: https://www.flsenate.gov/)

GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

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GOP Senator Offers Medical Marijuana Plan

Less than three months after Florida voters narrowly rejected a plan to legalize medical marijuana, a Republican senator Monday filed a bill that would allow patients to get pot if they suffer from diseases such as cancer, AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.

01/26/2015

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Miami-Dade Feeling Effects Of Severe Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that this year’s flu season has hit early and hit hard. Their data also shows that Florida is one of 29 states with the highest level of flu activity.

01/06/2015

A closeup view of marijuana in a grinder along with a cigarette as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

More Delays For Medical Marijuana Industry In Florida

Lawmakers will have to sign off on a new rule to kick-start the state’s medical marijuana industry, meaning another likely delay in the law that was supposed to take full effect Thursday.

12/31/2014

(Source: AP/Peter Morrison)

DOH: Fewer Florida Kids Smoking Cigarettes

New data shows fewer kids in Florida are smoking cigarettes.

12/20/2014

A closeup view of marijuana on a scale as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Judge Strikes Down Pot Rule

An administrative law judge Friday struck down a rule proposed by health regulators as a framework for Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry, finding multiple flaws in the controversial rule challenged by the state’s largest nursery and other growers.

11/14/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Wants To Make Case Again On Children’s Health Care

Pointing to a new managed-care system and changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dig back into whether Florida properly provides care to children in the Medicaid program.

10/27/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Florida To Spend Millions On Ebola Preparation

In the wake of Ebola reaching the U.S., Florida state officials plan to spend millions in preparation for a possible outbreak.

10/15/2014

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Gov. Scott: Patient Being Monitored For Possible Ebola Symptoms

According to the governor, a patient is being treated for symptoms in Sarasota at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

10/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage Fight

With the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country’s thorniest issues.

09/04/2014

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