Articles in Category: 'Yolly Roberson'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 8, 2011 3:55 AM

When Frederica Wilson won Kendrick Meek's former congressional seat last November, she set in motion a special election for two legislative seats.  And that election is set for Tuesday in South Florida.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 22, 2010 4:05 AM
While prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson of Tallahassee and Rep. Yolly Roberson of North Miami Beach have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation for the U.S. Senate, the governor still has a few friends left in the Republican ranks.
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Posted: July 17, 2010 4:05 AM
On Thursday, campaign staffers for Dr. Rudy Moise announced their candidate had more than $900,000 on hand -- bad news for a field of officeholders taking Moise on for the Democratic nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 26, 2010 12:30 AM
With Kendrick Meek leaving Congress to run for the U.S. Senate, a crowd of candidates has jumped into the Democratic primary to take his place.

Including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, North Miami and North Miami Beach, the district was 55 percent African American and 21 percent Hispanic as of the last federal census. The district also contains some of the largest Haitian communities in the nation, and almost 40 percent of the district was born outside the United States.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 20, 2010 12:42 AM
While the number of Medicaid enrollees and their costs continue to grow, the House passed an attempt to reform the program Monday after a week of bipartisan work to amend the bill. The House passed Medicaid reform 80-34.
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 24, 2010 5:22 PM

Health care continued to dominate the Florida Legislature Wednesday -- this time with nurse practitioners demanding to be able to write prescriptions.

More than 300 nurse practitioners rallied at the Capitol to lobby for legislation that would allow them to prescribe medicines. Florida and Alabama are the only two states in the nation that don't allow nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled medicine.

Bills in the House and Senate would change the law. But, neither has much of a chance of passing during the session.

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