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24 min ago | News Max

Billionaire Environmentalist Steyer's Group Pumps $750K to Defeat Florida's Gov. Scott

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer promised to put Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott in the crosshairs in the midterms and last month, Steyer's NextGen Climate Action Committee made good on his word, writing a check for $750,000 in an attempt to make Scott a one-term governor, according to The Naples Daily News .


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul LePage, Tom Corbett

4 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Jeb Bush's Fundraising Push in 2014 Could Help in 2016

The fundraiser for Republican Senate candidates to be headlined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be coordinated through a joint fundraising committee called Floridians for a Senate Majority, according to a filing Wednesday with the Federal Elections Commission.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Jeb Bush, Florida

Thu Jul 31, 2014

US News & World Report

What's Behind the Arrests of Mothers for Leaving Their Children Unattended?

Mothers arrested in Florida and South Carolina in recent weeks are the latest in an ongoing trend of parents seeing legal punishment for letting their children play or travel in public unsupervised.


Related Topix: Florida, South Carolina, Prison, University of New Hampshire

The Economist

The Florida governor's race: Close and caustic

FOR two white males approximately 60 years old, both of whom have been Republican governors of Florida for one term, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are remarkably different.


Related Topix: Florida, US News, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Washington Times

Bill Nelson blasts his state's handling of health insurance policy

Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida lambasted the legislature in his home state Thursday for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare and preventing its state insurance commissioner from scrutinizing new insurance rates, only to then blame the overhaul for premium hikes.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Health Insurance, Health, Florida, Medicaid

Business Journal

The gym, caffeine and more: How FDOT's Noranne Downs keeps herself going

Noranne Downs , secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation's District 5, is a busy woman, heading up billions of dollars worth of major local transportation projects, including I-4 Ultimate, SunRail commuter rail and the Wekiva Parkway.


Related Topix: Florida

Medical News

OAC, YMCA of Central Florida partner to educate public about obesity, health and wellness

Today, the Obesity Action Coalition and the YMCA of Central Florida are proud to announce an exciting new partnership aimed at educating the public about obesity, health and wellness and much more.


Related Topix: Florida, Health


Clinton tops potential '16 GOP rivals in crucial Ohio

Washington Watch, formerly called 'Planet Washington,' covers politics and government.


Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, US Governors, John Kasich, Florida, Chris Christie

Business Journal

Five things to start your day: No-tax shopping and inside the wallet of Millennials

Ready, set, shop. The Florida sales tax holiday starts tomorrow and goes through Sunday.


Related Topix: Florida

Free Republic

Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful.


Related Topix: Flesh Eating Bacteria, Health, Florida, Cholera, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

Florida Department of Transportation officials say a new expressway linking two major roads in the Tampa Bay area will cost about $454 million - about $116 million more than first announced.


Related Topix: Florida, Alabama Government, Alabama

Click Orlando

Election 2014: Local 6 talks with Crist



Related Topix: Florida, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education, Rick Scott, Family, Kids

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Florida voters: Legalize it

According to a recent poll, the future of Florida looks pretty clear: On the way to becoming the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine

Historic City News

Florida senator calls State Attorney to investigate railroad

State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, has added more questions to a controversy about the return of passenger rail service along Florida's East Coast, and Historic City News has learned that this week he requested Attorney General Pam Bondi look into a lease that he says could keep the proposed Miami-to-Orlando "All Aboard Florida" rail service from ... (more)


Related Topix: Florida, Rockledge, FL, Miami, FL, Orlando, FL

CBS Local

'Pot Trucks' On Tap In Florida?

Health regulators have proposed a revised rule which could allow Florida pot dispensers to truck their products to the patients.


Related Topix: Florida, Drugs, Marijuana, Lottery, Rick Scott, US Governors

Business Journal

Large amount of Floridians facing debt collections

Florida is one of 13 states - 11 in the South - with more than 40 percent of its adult population in debt collections, according to a new study by Encore Capital Group's Consumer Credit Research Institute.


Related Topix: Florida, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Capital Soup

RPOF Releases New Digital Ad "Debate 2014: Charlie vs Charlie"

RPOF Releases New Digital Ad "Debate 2014: Charlie vs Charlie" Charlie Crist Refuses To Debate Nan Rich.


Related Topix: US Governors, Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott

Wyllie Campaign announces month-long craft brewery tour across Florida

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Adrian Wyllie, who has recently received an enormous amount of positive press coverage, officially announced on Tuesday morning, July 29, that his campaign will take a month-long tour of craft breweries across the state of Florida throughout the month of August.


Related Topix: Florida, Fort Myers, FL, Pensacola, FL

Florida’s working poor fall into Affordable Care Act ‘coverage gap’

When Angel Cardenas, a single mother with a modest income, was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago, she struggled to pay for her treatment, which ultimately involved a double mastectomy.


Related Topix: Florida, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Business Journal

BMO Harris Bank: Optimism prevails in Florida homeowners survey

Nearly seven in 10 Florida homeowners believe the value of their home will go up over the next 12 months, according to a survey by BMO Harris Bank .


Related Topix: Florida, Home Buying, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance