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Settlement Could Offer More Options For People With Mental IllnessFlorida's Department of Children and Families settled a lawsuit between Disability Rights Florida, in part by providing more options for people with mental illness like having them live in communities as opposed to state hospitals.
Departed DCF Boss Still Troubled By Bell KillingsAfter his resignation from the Florida Department of Children and Families, David Abramowitz is still troubled by the killing of six children and their mother in the tiny Gilchrist County town of Bell.
Judge To Consider Florida Pipeline Permit DisputeA judge is set to consider an environmental group's efforts to block construction of a pipeline mean to transport gas into Florida from Alabama.
Court Upholds Permits For Sugar GrowersAn appeals court upheld decisions meant to allow sugar-cane growers to get permits, rejecting arguments the permits would not properly protect the Everglades.
Supreme Court Cracks Down On Errant JudgesThe Florida Supreme Court is cracking down on errant judges, more than it has in the past.
Scott Slashes $461M From Budget, Draws Senate IREFlorida Governor Rick Scott slashed $461 million worth of projects from the budget passed by Florida lawmakers last week during a special session.
House Goes Into Session Friday EveningIt will be a waiting game Friday in the Florida House.
Florida Groups To Back Feds In 'LIP' LawsuitSome Florida groups have come to the defense of the Obama administration in a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott over a health-care battle.
Scott Calls Trimmed Tax-Cut Package 'Positive'A House committee advanced a trimmed tax-cut package Tuesday. It's something Florida Governor Rick Scott calls a "positive" move.
Gov. Scott Health Panel To Meet Again Next WeekAmid a battle over hospital funding, a panel created by Florida Governor Rick Scott will meet next week at the Capitol.
Senate To Take Up Health Expansion Early In SessionThe Senate is set to take up a controversial health expansion plan during a special legislative session next month.
Florida Prison Guards Arrested In Inmate BeatingTwo Florida prison guards are under arrest, accused of beating an inmate at a Florida prison earlier this year.
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