St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 7, 2014 5:39 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Millions of Floridians have no health insurance. The state has nowhere near enough primary care doctors. Highly trained nurses might be able to help, but they lack the authority. Hospitals are suing other hospitals, claiming their trauma centers don't even deserve to operate.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 6, 2014 4:17 PM
WASHINGTON — Three-term U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't on the ballot in November but the stakes are higher than his cakewalk 2012 re-election campaign: If Republicans take Senate control — a distinct possibility — Nelson will be denied a chance to chair the Commerce Committee.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 5, 2014 6:17 PM
Gentlemen, start your engines. Gov. Rick Scott is taking a celebratory victory lap around Florida this week, taking credit for a $25 cut in auto tag fees that legislators approved and he signed into law, all the while hammering the record of Charlie Crist, his likely Democratic rival.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 5, 2014 6:07 PM
TALLAHASSEE — As he looks ahead to an uncertain future, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford wants to be remembered as a compassionate conservative who promoted the hopes of the working class with measures like lower auto tags for all and in-state tuition for undocumented children.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 5, 2014 6:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Even from his perch as Pasco County Tax Collector, Mike Fasano is still making his presence felt in the Capitol when it comes to his signature legislation, the state's prescription drug monitoring database.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 4, 2014 9:00 AM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — In a chilly television studio, out of sight from the camera, Thom Tillis is waving a red card that says "rebuttal." A Republican rival for the U.S. Senate has just compared him to Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain — bêtes noires of the right.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 3, 2014 9:38 PM
PORT RICHEY — After heavy criticism and a near unanimous vote of no confidence from Port Richey Police Department's unionized employees, police chief Dave Brown will retire, City Manager Tom O'Neill said Saturday.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 3, 2014 8:28 PM
Democratic leaders in Washington and Tallahassee on Friday heralded the last-minute emergence of Marine Corps Reserve Col. Ed Jany to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, as a home run.
St. Petersburg Times | Posted: May 2, 2014 10:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE — In the waning hours of their annual session, legislators at last appeared poised to take up the matter of how to protect three disputed HCA trauma centers from legal action that threatened to close them.