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Why don’t we do it in the road? Because we might get arrested

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  First Amendment, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Protesters blocking traffic? Not in my state. Cross the line from the sidewalk to the street without a permit and protesters could have big problems.

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Lawmakers to insurers, pharmacy benefit managers: Stop pulling drugs

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Florida, Health Care, Legislature, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Convisum/Dreamstime

A Florida House subcommittee unanimously approved a bill that would bar insurers from removing drugs from their medical formularies during the policy year. State Rep. Ralph Massullo, R-Lecanto, sponsor of HB 95, said the bill would still allow generics to be added to a formulary, or for substitutions to be made if OK’d by a physician. But […]

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Federalism message echoed by Florida health subcommittee members

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, News, State Government  /  No Comments

A day after Florida’s House Education Committee voted to send a memorial to Congress seeking fewer strings tied to federal education funding, a health policy panel made the same request for health care funding. The House Health Innovation Subcommittee on Wednesday approved sending a memorial to Congress asking lawmakers to consider giving Medicaid funding to the states […]

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Amid Republican row, some House Democrats voice disapproval of Enterprise Florida

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, Governor, Legislature, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Watchdog Photo/William Patrick

Round 2 in the fight over Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida – two heavily taxpayer-supported pubic-private partnerships – is in the books, with the organizations’ strongest critics picking up another win.

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Florida education committee demands Title I funding with fewer strings

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, Florida, News  /  No Comments

The Florida House Education Committee has a message for federal regulators: When it comes to Title I funding, we want your money, just not the accompanying regulatory burden.

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Task force would seek to remake Florida’s criminal justice system

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Florida Department of Corrections

Florida’s state lawmakers increasingly are embracing criminal justice reform policies that break with the state’s “tough on crime” past. But a full-scale sea change could be in the works.

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