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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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Child Death Review Panel Sets Ambitious Agenda

The state panel charged with reviewing child deaths set an ambitious agenda Thursday against a tight deadline in hopes of reducing as many child deaths as possible.

08/28/2014

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Reconstituted Child Abuse Death Panel Eyes New Law

The panel charged with reviewing reports of child deaths as part of Florida’s new child welfare law is undergoing changes of it’s own.

08/08/2014

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Residents Concerned About Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

The Florida Department of Health confirmed the first case of locally acquired Chikungunya, one in Miami-Dade and the other in Palm Beach County.

07/18/2014

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Pot Entrepreneurs Burned Up Over Proposed Rules

State health regulators heard an earful from growers, lawyers and lobbyists seeking to rake in some green from Florida’s new pot industry during a standing-room-only, rule-making workshop Monday.

07/07/2014

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Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1st

With the start of a new month comes 157 new laws ranging from the “Florida GI Bill” to a law banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

06/26/2014

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Florida Market Sparks Marijuana “Green” Rush

Florida lawmakers are looking to keep low- THC medical marijuana home-grown but out-of-state business owners are already eyeing the market.

05/08/2014

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Scott Administration Wants More Restrictions On Marijuana Proposal

Gov. Rick Scott and his surgeon general are balking at a proposal headed to the House floor that would open the door for a strain of marijuana that doesn’t get users high but is believed to dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.

04/21/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Florida Senate Confirms Scott Agency Chiefs

Three state agency heads in danger of losing their jobs have been confirmed by the Florida Senate.

04/12/2014

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Nurse Practitioners Could Soon Prescribe Controlled Substances

The next time you need a medication, a doctor may not be the one prescribing it.

03/06/2014

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