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Court OKs open records exemption for insurance claim disputes

An appellate court on Thursday unanimously upheld a public records exemption covering the names and addresses of consumers who challenge …

Email insights: Rick Scott’s FRS actions ‘unethical and outright illegal’

Former Democratic state Senator and CFO candidate Jeremy Ring said in a Friday email that Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been …

Department of Corrections backed on substance abuse contracts

An administrative law judge Friday rejected a challenge to decisions by the Florida Department of Corrections to award two contracts …

Nursing home fined after care violations

A Tallahassee nursing home has been ordered to pay $5,000 in fines to the state after allegations that it failed …

Job growth tops 1.5 million in his tenure, Rick Scott says

Florida added 12,500 new public sector jobs in March pushing the jobs growth tally over 1.5 million during his tenure, …

Legislative, Influence and Policy

State tops 100,000 marijuana patients—but don’t expect more providers

Florida now has topped 100,000 patients in its medical marijuana use registry, according to the Department of Health. But that doesn’t mean the …

Personnel note: Patti Brigham takes over League of Women Voters of Florida

Patricia “Patti” Brigham is the new president of The League of Women Voters of Florida, the organization announced Friday. Outgoing …

Teachers ask Legislature to revisit school funding amid special session talks

Gaming session or not, Florida teachers want legislators to reconvene to iron out school funding concerns. On Thursday the Florida …

Rick Scott announces 427 areas designated ‘Low Tax Opportunity Zones’ under new law

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled his administration’s recommendations of 427 communities across Florida designated as “Low Tax Opportunity Zones,” aiming to use …
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