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Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Lee Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ House As Talks Continue

Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.

06/08/2015

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

House, Senate Agree On LIP Total, Load Up ED Budget

After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate, lawmakers on Saturday reached tentative agreements on how much money should flow to hospitals and other medical providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients.

06/06/2015

(Source: AP)

Senate Floats Revised Health Coverage Plan

The Florida Senate floated a health care coverage plan in an effort to break the logjam over extending coverage to hundreds of thousands of Floridians.

05/26/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media during a visit to SeaLand shipping lines new Intra-Americas headquarters on January 23, 2015 in Miramar, Florida. Scott announced that Florida businesses added 11,500 private-sector jobs in December 2014 and since December 2010, Florida has added 728,500 private-sector jobs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Congressional Hearing Planned On LIP Showdown

A congressional hearing is planned to address the healthcare funding feud between Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Obama administration.

05/12/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Rebuffed In Children’s Medicaid Fight

A federal judge last week rejected the state’s latest attempt to end a decade-long lawsuit that contends Florida has not properly provided care to children in the Medicaid program.

05/04/2015

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Candidates Hope Low-Profile Campaigns Will Lead To Higher Votes

As voters go to the polls for next week’s primary, two relatively unknown Democrats hope their low-profile campaigns will work to garner them a win against Republican incumbent Pam Bondi.

08/22/2014

(Source: AP)

Judge Rules Sheldon Meets Residency Requirements

A legal move to disqualify one of two Democratic candidates for Florida attorney general failed Friday when a Tallahassee judge ruled that George Sheldon met the residency requirements for the race.

08/15/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Florida Health Dept.: Surprised By Immigrant Arrivals

Thousands of unaccompanied minors who are crossing the border with no families are being housed in border states but soon South Florida could be seeing a similar situation.

07/18/2014

Birth Control

Florida Joins Multi-State Lawsuit To Block Contraceptive Rule

Florida has joined six other states in asking a federal judge to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.

CBS4–02/24/2012

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I-Team: Major Medicare Fraud Bust Targets Miami Clinics

Federal agents stormed homes and offices at dawn this morning as part of a major Medicare fraud bust in and around Miami. The crime: $165 million dollars allegedly stolen from U.S. taxpayers.

CBS4–09/06/2011