State News

Tallahassee, FL – At the Florida Community Affairs Committee meeting Wednesday, Committee members and Mayor Frank Ortiz of Pembroke Pines and John Marks of Tallahassee debated over property taxes- and the impact of Amendment One on local governments. Lynn Hatter has the story.

Tallahassee, FL – The Senate's Criminal Justice Committee met Tuesday to discuss its agenda for March's legislative session. Among its points of interest: a plant- Salvia Divinorum. Lynn Hatter reports.

U.S. – David Sloan, director of government relations with the AARP, says it's already tough for many older Floridians to find a doctor who takes Medicare patients

Sloan says it soon may get even tougher. That's because Medicare is set to cut its payments for physician services by ten percent in 2008. The U.S. House has passed a bill reversing the cut, but the Sloan says the outcome is far from certain in the Senate.

Tallahassee, FL – The papers were filed at the Republican Party of Florida headquarters on East Jefferson Street this morning. Bill McCollum, State Attorney General and Giuliani's Florida campaign chair did the honors

"He is the most talented, capable person ever to run for president. He is a Reagan disciple, he's conservative in the sense of supply-side economics and foreign policy in ways that i admire. I just think that he's going to make a terrific president".