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  • Patients speed through recovery at new rehab center

    Patients speed through recovery at new rehab center
    A 101-year-old man fell at his home in Palm Beach, and doctors said he would never walk again. They were wrong — he is walking thanks to a new $30 million, short-term rehabilitation therapy facility in West Palm Beach. The nonprofit MorseLife...
  • Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules

    Legislature ready to keep rolling back Florida growth-management rules
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is poised to press ahead with its four-year push to dismantle state growth-management rules. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a bill Thursday which exempts seven new counties and 20 cities from a...
  • Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love

    Clout Street: Senate's 53 budget amendments spread the love
    TALLAHASSEE -- Even with term-limits and greater budget constraints, the Florida Legislature is still clout street when it comes to doling out tax dollars. That reality was on display Thursday when the Senate Appropriations Committee took up its $74.9...
  • Allow armed 'school safety' employees on every campus, House panel says

    Allow armed 'school safety' employees on every campus, House panel says
    Every Florida school could have an employee carrying a concealed gun, under a bill a House education panel approved Wednesday.  The bill is a reworked version of an armed-teachers bill that died in the Florida Legislature last year. Both are a response to...
  • Legislature passes Florida GI Bill

    Legislature passes Florida GI Bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature passed a "Welcome Home" Tuesday aimed at reducing education costs for military veterans and efforts to help them find jobs. Among its provisions, HB 7015, which passed the House by a 116-0 vote last week, waives...
  • Bright House exec named to state Board of Education

    Bright House exec named to state Board of Education
    Marva Johnson, an executive at Bright House Networks, has been appointed to the state Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.   Johnson, 44, of Winter Garden, is a corporate vice president at Bright House and a board member for the Central Florida...
  • Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature

    Chan Lowe: More gun fun from the Florida Legislature
    It grieves me to say this, but I have developed a grudging admiration for the Florida Legislature’s creativity. When it comes to promoting the dissemination of firearms throughout the Sunshine State, our representatives in Tallahassee have left no...
  • Lawmakers answer "What's going on at the state Capitol that constituents should know?"

    Lawmakers answer "What's going on at the state Capitol that constituents should know?"
    Legalizing warning shots, gambling regulation, making it easier to obtain flood insurance, expanding school vouchers, not to mention the one thing state lawmakers are required to do, approve a state budget -- this year’s session of the Florida...
  • House advances super-sized sales-tax holidays, shuts down Democratic amendments

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.   Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
  • Jennifer Campbell: Compulsive gambling gets short shrift in big debate

    The Spectrum Gaming Group's report was limited due to the areas requested for examination by the Florida Legislature. As such, there are aspects relating to problem and compulsive gambling that were either not addressed or were reviewed on a limited...
  • Joe Gibbons: This is Boys & Girls Club Week

    Recently, I was proud to sponsor House Resolution 9035 that resolved that March 23 to 29 be designated as "Boys & Girls Clubs Week" in Florida. We are fortunate in Florida to have 253 Boys & Girls Clubs from Pensacola to Key West, in free-standing club...
  • Why tougher protections needed against sexual predators

    Infinite kudos to the Florida Legislature for passing tougher sexual predator bills. I was molested as a child and raped as a young adult, and it has negatively impacted every area of my life. All relationships, including with friends and family, have...