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Rising demand for emergency dental care

Florida children may be experiencing headaches along with their toothaches.  Emergency room visits for dental care are up, because many families can’t afford regular care from dentists who don’t take Medicaid. Florida Community Dentistry Chairman Frank Catalanotto says dental problems in children have wide ranging effects. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/CATALANOTTO1.mp3] He says dental …

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Florida governor unveils his proposed budget

Governor Rick Scott has unveiled his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. It calls for $66.4 billion in spending. That is four and a half billion less than the current budget. One area Scott doesn’t plan to cut is education.  He is proposing a one-billion-dollar increase that focuses on …

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Senator Rubio visits UF

United States Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Florida Blue Key’s annual spring banquet Saturday night. Before the event, the Republican Senator for Florida addressed the 2012 budget proposed by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Senator Rubio says he knows the plan will not pass, but says the reform …

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