A major legislative fight is breaking out over Gov. Rick Scott's surprise proposal to kill Florida's planned computer database to combat pill mills.
A longtime opponent of the database, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Hobe Sound, said many Republican lawmakers are lining up against the database project, and he predicted that the Senate and House would agree to scrap it.
Meanwhile, database supporters from across the state – medical associations, police, anti-drug organizations and families who lost relatives to pain-pill overdoses – rushed to mount a lobbying campaign to fend off the challenge.
"We're all angry. It's like the governor hasn't even heard about all the...