Senate President Andy Gardiner during a press conference pushing the Senate's "FHIX" proposal--a privatized version of Medicaid expansion.
Keta Browning / WFSU News

Senate Health Plan DOA In The House

Chances the Legislature will break a stalemate over health care in next week’s special session appear remote. Senate President Andy Gardiner, an Orlando Republican, has a new proposal to provide insurance to 800,000 Floridians, but the governor and House speaker oppose it.
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Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL2) digging deep for oysters.
Nick Evans

Panhandle Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL2) took to the water Tuesday with members of the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry.   The freshman Congresswoman is highlighting legislation to help support the flagging industry.

MGN Online

There’s less than a week left for Florida growers to remain eligible for crop insurance. It’s especially important for other classes of growers who can now qualify.

Duresny Nemorin / WFSU News

Have you noticed a lot of orange cones along the road this summer? That’s because the city of Tallahassee plans its road construction projects after the departure of college students who leave on summer break and with the end of the Legislative Session. But officials aren’t changing their plans for the special session starting in June.

Tallahassee Remembers Those Who Gave Their All

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Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee observed Memorial Day with solemn ceremonies on Monday, May 25.  One service was hosted by Post 13 American Legion.

Speakers at the veterans section of the Oakland Cemetery included Post past commanders, like Charlie Lecroix.

“We have another opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price,” he told the crowd of more than 100 people. “We have 168 graves right here.”

Speaker Val Farley was also a previous post commander.

Senate Health Plan DOA In The House

11 hours ago
Senate President Andy Gardiner during a press conference pushing the Senate's "FHIX" proposal--a privatized version of Medicaid expansion.
Keta Browning / WFSU News

Chances the Legislature will break a stalemate over health care in next week’s special session appear remote. Senate President Andy Gardiner, an Orlando Republican, has a new proposal to provide insurance to 800,000 Floridians, but the governor and House speaker oppose it.

Jamal Davis in his tiny bed.
Nick Evans

NPR Music has built a sizable following for its tiny desk concerts—stripped down performances at music critic Bob Boilen’s desk in Washington DC.  And now a Gainesville hospital had adopted the format to highlight its Arts in Medicine program.

Florida Channel

Among the more than 40 bills Governor Rick Scott signed into law Thursday is a measure building on past child welfare reforms.

Man playing whack a mole at an arcade
Jeremy Yoder

Among the bills waiting for a final nod from Governor Rick Scott is a measure many of the state’s youth are crossing their fingers Scott will sign soon. The measure officially okays arcades in Florida.

Florida is losing more than half of a critical hospital funding program but lawmakers say they’re grateful to at least have a number they can start building a budget around. Meanwhile the legislature continues to grapple with how to fill substantial budget hole.

Laurenskids.org

A sexual abuse survivor and advocate says Governor Rick Scott took a strong step Friday in signing a measure that would allow young victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court. It comes on the heels of a man acquitted of raping his stepdaughter, who inspired the bill.

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