Tag: Mara Gambineri
At a GOP donor event, Donald Trump called Mitch McConnell a 'son of a bitch.'

Jim RosicaJanuary 31, 2018
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6min91
Rep. Jason Brodeur is telling the state’s top health officials to get to work on medical marijuana—or they won’t get paid. The Sanford Republican has offered an amendment to the House’s 2018-19 budget proposal that would freeze more than $1.9 million in salaries and benefits for the Department of Health‘s brass, including Secretary and state Surgeon General Celeste […]

News Service Of FloridaNovember 21, 2017
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6min20
After hearing a litany of complaints from lawmakers, state health officials are moving forward with a contested contract to process medical-marijuana patient identification cards. State Surgeon General Celeste Philip signed a contract with Jacksonville-based Veritec LLC, citing emergency powers “to avoid an immediate and serious danger to public health.” Patients have complained about months-long delays […]

Mitch PerryOctober 3, 2017
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4min61
A northwest Florida “health coach” has filed a lawsuit in Tallahassee federal court after the Department of Health slapped her with a cease and desist order because she doesn’t have an occupational license. Heather Kokesch Del Castillo sued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on First Amendment grounds Tuesday after the state reprimanded her […]

Florence SnyderMarch 20, 2017
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5min30
Lola Pouncey, a Florida Department of Health (DOH) “bureau chief” making $90,000 a year in “medical quality assurance,” set up a jewelry store in her state office. She commandeered state workers, state time, and state property in her for-profit business, according to the agency’s inspector general (IG), whose findings were available to DOH Secretary Celeste Philip […]


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