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Citrus Forecast Improves But ‘Trying Times’ Remain

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly forecast predicted that this year's Florida orange harvest will be enough to fill an estimated 71 million boxes, an increase of 2 million boxes from February. But, even with the revised forecast, the season remains on pace to be the worst for the citrus industry in five decades.

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Medical Marijuana Bill Heading to Florida Governor

Florida’s contentious medical marijuana legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Scott. The Florida Senate approved a House version of a bill (HB 307) that expands the use of the Right to Try Act, allowing medical marijuana use for patients with terminal conditions. A similar measure, which allows all strengths and …

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Fee Issue Fuels Public-Records Fight

A bill was approved by the House panel that gives judges discretion in deciding whether to award attorney fees in public-records lawsuits. The bill was created to stop people who flood governments with public records requests just so they can file lawsuits, but may decrease the state's level of government transparency.

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