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Ten years after Medicare's private drug plans — popular with South Florida seniors — were introduced, the benefits have been many. But so have the hassles and complaints about pricing misinformation, denial of coverage and lack of customer...
WASHINGTON - Three years after the infamous BP oil spill off the Gulf Coast, lawmakers are still trying to nail down the effectiveness of past, present and future relief efforts backed by billions of dollars. Restoration efforts will receive anywhere...
State Democratic Party leaders are facing unrest in the ranks after denying gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich of Weston a speaking spot at the big Democratic fundraising gala next month in Hollywood. The annual Jefferson-Jackson weekend is a premier...
Tallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up. Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...
The gun lobby has gotten plenty of attention lately for its clout in Tallahassee and Washington. But the sugar industry could give the National Rifle Association a run for its money. A couple of recent examples typify the power, boosted by campaign...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Agriculture, Elections, Politics, Justice System
Republicans in the state Capitol are still waging war on Obamacare, more than three years after the Affordable Care Act became law and almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared it constitutional. The war isn't just pointless. It hurts...
Winter Park folks have a knack for debating anything. Old houses, post offices, dog parks, you name it. Nowadays, it's hamburgers. Specifically, folks are worked up that BurgerFi — with its counter service at the south end of Park Avenue —...
WASHINGTON -- By a vote of 90-0, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Sheri Polster Chappell to serve as a new judge for the Middle District of Florida, which includes Orlando. The confirmation follows an unsuccessful bid by the White House last year to...
Tags: U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Elections, Politics, Judges
Central Florida Political PulseFor weeks Florida Democrats have been buzzing about the idea of getting U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to run for governor in 2014 to challenge the re-election bid of Republican Gov. Rick Scott. And for weeks,Nelson has been saying he has no intention of running...
Sun SentinelFort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, who’s been mulling a bid for governor, confirmed it’s unlikely it will happen in 2014. Though he left the door open a crack, he came close to shutting it on the notion of seeking the state’s top job....
To get a sense of how much Floridians pay insurance companies every year, consider this: The state's upcoming annual budget is $74.3 billion. Insurance coverage costs us more: roughly $112 billion and rising, according to state figures. That includes...
Bill Nelson: shortened news cycle, the Internet and partisan cable "news" makes Washington dysfunctionalSun SentinelU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is beginning his third term in the U.S. Senate. Washington, D.C., is a far different place than it was when he was a freshman member of the U.S. House back in 1979. Speaking Friday to the Realtor Association of Greater...
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