Some of the work of the states health care agencies should be consolidated, the state should push for repeal of the federal health care law, and shifting of Medicaid patients to managed care should continue, Gov.-elect Rick Scotts health care transition team recommended.
An effort to reduce costs for property insurers set to emerge in the state Senate will closely mirror legislation vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Charlie Crist, but with a stronger push to reduce claims for sinkhole damage.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other federal officials announced Wednesday that the government is suing BP and eight other defendants, seeking to recover damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill earlier this year.
A proposal to prohibit message-sending while driving has returned in the Senate, with Sen. Evelyn Lynn filing a measure that would bar drivers from sending or reading text messages, e-mails, or other forms of communication.
A red tide swept over Florida and most of the nation this week as Republicans romped in an Election Day repudiation of Washington that trickled down to Tallahassee, leaving Democrats singing the blues.
Before noon on the day after Tuesday's GOP election sweep, the first public call for Democratic Party leaders to step aside came down.
"It's remarkable (Florida Democratic Chairwoman) Karen Thurman hasn't resigned by now," state Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, said just after Democrat Alex Sink gave a concession speech in the governors race Wednesday morning. "There needs to be new leadership of the party ... All the success we had two years ago, they just let that die."
Overshadowed by a razor-tight governors race and a three-way contest for an open U.S. Senate seat, several Florida congressional races are being eyed closely by national political watchers for having the potential to determine who controls Congress.
House District 57 in Hillsborough County is a decidedly swing district and one where Democrats are hoping they can take a seat back from Republicans as longtime GOP incumbent Faye Culp leaves office.
Gov. Charlie Crist says in a new television ad that hes against raising the retirement age as an option for keeping Social Security solvent, and criticizes Republican U.S. Senate rival Marco Rubio for proposing to raise the retirement age and reduce benefits.
Florida is likely to gain two new seats in Congress after the once-a-decade reapportionment because of population growth, according to new population estimates released this summer, a study out Sunday finds.