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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Wants to Change HIV/AIDS Laws

March 29, 2017 - 9:45am

A South Florida Republican congresswoman is urging the federal government, the states and local governments to “modernize laws and policies to eliminate discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS.”

Non-doctors in Florida Lobby for OK to Perform Eye Surgery

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Tear Down the Wall and Let the Free Market In

March 29, 2017 - 10:30am

ABC Fine Wine & Liquors, Florida’s largest alcohol retail chain, struck a deal last year with a mobile app service to start offering one-hour alcohol delivery with the click of a smartphone. 

CON Program: An Open Letter from Jupiter Medical Center

March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

This legislative session, a group of lawmakers with a shared free-market philosophy are working to eliminate an important health care planning process called the Certificate of Need (CON) program. They believe by deregulating health care, costs would be reduced and quality would be improved. We disagree.

'Restrictive' Medical Marijuana Bill Sails Through House Committee

March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

A Florida House committee decided to move ahead with one of the strictest proposals to regulate medical marijuana in the Sunshine State on Tuesday, much to the chagrin of pro-pot advocates who have criticized the bill for going against the wants and desires of Florida voters. 

House Committee Advances Bill to Deregulate Vacation Rentals

March 28, 2017 - 2:45pm

While the war against home-sharing companies like Airbnb rages on in South Florida, a bill prohibiting Florida cities and counties from passing measures to restrict homesharing companies and vacation rentals sailed through a Florida House subcommittee on Tuesday.

Pigman Leaves Chairmanship; Gets Boost in Ethics Case

March 28, 2017 - 1:45pm

State Rep. Cary Pigman stepped down Tuesday as chairman of a House health-care panel after being arrested last week on a drunken-driving charge in St. Lucie County.

Miami Judge Tosses Philip Levine's Minimum-Wage Hike

March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has lost the first round of his clash with Gov. Rick Scott and his fight to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.31 per hour. Circuit Judge Peter R. Lopez issued a ruling Tuesday declaring Miami Beach's Living Wage Ordinance invalid.

Florida Delegation Urges Trump Administration Not to Open Gulf to Drilling

March 28, 2017 - 12:15pm

This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation from both parties signed off on letters to the Trump administration, opposing expanded drilling in the Gulf. 

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