Articles in Category: 'Rep. Dean Cannon'

By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 3, 2011 4:41 PM
 

Seven Floridians die each day from prescription drug overdoses, and on Thursday Attorney General Pam Bondi set out her plan to combat that statistic, pushing for more stringent rules governing “pill mills.”

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 26, 2011 3:55 AM

Extravagant casino resorts and hotels could be coming to Florida within the next five years, if resort builders get legislative approval.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 22, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott is fond of saying he wants to “make Florida the best place in the country to do business.” Associated Industries of Florida is hoping he’ll do just that -- in fact, AIF may have more confidence in the new governor than other organizations.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott allowed SB 2A to pass into law Wednesday, pushing back the start of a program to inspect septic tanks by six months. Some lawmakers, however, want to go further than that -- perhaps as Scott was hoping -- and get rid of the program altogether.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 12, 2011 3:55 AM

A controversial bill that would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot -- allowing the state to opt out of the individual mandate portion of the federal health-care law passed last year -- cleared another hurdle in the Senate Tuesday.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 6, 2011 3:55 AM

When Florida’s legislators gather in March for the 2011 legislative session, tackling the state’s $3.5 billion deficit will be one of their most difficult tasks. Many states face similar (or worse) situations, but that fact won’t make it any easier.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 20, 2010 6:40 PM

President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the federal overhaul of health care, is under siege in Florida courts and the state Legislature, but those efforts aren’t enough for some tea party groups.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 11, 2010 4:05 AM
State economic forecasters predicted Friday that without additional appropriations, Florida’s Medicaid program could begin running a deficit as soon as the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM

Committee meetings for the 2011 legislative session begin Tuesday, and the biggest item on any agenda is Senate Joint Resolution 2, known as the Florida Health Care Freedom Act, which would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to opt out of the Affordable Care Act.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 2, 2010 6:23 PM

Forecasts for the cost of Florida’s Medicaid program were set to be agreed upon Thursday, but because of discrepancies between the estimates of two state agencies, they were delayed.

 
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