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News Service Of FloridaFebruary 21, 2018
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8min24
People with cancer or terminal illnesses and certain trauma patients would be exempted from opioid-prescription limits being considered by lawmakers, under a bill approved Wednesday by a House health-care panel. Members of the House Health & Human Services Committee unanimously approved the bill (HB 21) after tagging on a 161-page amendment. Bill sponsor Jim Boyd, […]

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 1, 2018
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9min11
There’s a new collective voice in the Legislature for Florida veterans. Composed of 16 state lawmakers, the Veterans and Military Families Caucus is a sizeable, bipartisan effort looking to secure legislation that would benefit former and current military personnel and their families. On Thursday, the newly formed caucus announced their support for 22 pieces of […]

Jim RosicaJune 7, 2017
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4min1
(Originally published Tuesday, June 6, 2017) At least eight House members and one senator won’t be attending some or all of this week’s Special Session, set for Wednesday-Friday.  The June meeting is conflicting with some lawmakers’ plans, including one whose brother is getting married out of state. Below is a list, as of Tuesday afternoon, […]

Peter SchorschApril 12, 2017
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5min11
It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid abuse, overdoses and deaths, with Florida emerging as an epicenter. Nevertheless, several Tallahassee lawmakers, albeit unwittingly, may soon contribute to this wildfire of a crisis, a casualty of the latest battle in Florida’s Eyeball Wars. Few can argue the […]


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