By Associated Press on April 28th, 2015 | Last updated: April 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm
The annual session of the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature came to a halt Tuesday as the House adjourned three days early because of a budget impasse with the Senate over Medicaid expansion. Bills covering everything from tax cuts to gambling and medical marijuana died as a result.
New Legal Badge Program Started for Girl Scouts – A new Girl Scout program offers scouts the ability to learn about law and civics, while also earning a badge. A mother of three girl scouts, Teresa Finer, created the program. She […]
Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Lenny Curry – This weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be delivering the spring commencement for Jacksonville University and helping mayoral candidate Lenny Curry raise campaign money for the May 19 general election. […]
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By Valerie Crum on April 16th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 3:57 pm
Rick Scott Says He Will Sue Obama Administration Over Medicaid Hardball – Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he plans to sue the Obama administration for its efforts to force Florida to accept provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The […]
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By Brooke Baitinger on February 9th, 2015 | Last updated: February 10, 2015 at 2:48 pm
The Feb. 15 deadline for the current health care enrollment period is less than one week away. Until that time, organizations such as the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, WellFlorida Council and Enroll America will host sign-up events and offer services to assist with enrollment, but some consumers will continue to experience unsolvable issues with the process.
By Cassidy Whitson on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am
A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.
By Taylor Frazier on April 21st, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Putnam County’s only public transportation system is in danger. Putnam County officials are fighting to save the bus service that provides much-needed rides to doctor’s offices, grocery stores and more.
By Keith Momberg on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm
This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Florida Center […]
Demand for houses increases nationally – The increase in demands for homes has caught the housing industry off guard. Across the country, sales prices for homes have increased by 7.3 percent. Phoenix, Tampa and Dallas have experienced increases. Builders are […]
By Cassandra Ganter on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Local defense attorney, Thomas Edwards, charged with DUI after hit and run | Gainesville.com – Gainesville criminal defense attorney Thomas Edwards, 55, faces charges of driving under the influence Saturday afternoon on southbound I-75. Edwards, who is a partner in the Gainesville […]
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