FL Supremes To Break Redistricting Deadlock

Politicians and activists are taking the fight for Florida’s congressional borders to court. Again. The courts are weighing whether to take over or leave the next draft in the hands of lawmakers.
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Another of the ocean’s predators may soon be getting some protection in the waters off South Florida. Until now, the state of Florida has never had rules to protect - barracuda.

Politicians and activists are taking the fight for Florida’s congressional borders to court.  Again.  The courts are weighing whether to take over or leave the next draft in the hands of lawmakers.

A recent federal court decision in Miami may help health care providers who are suing plans that have slashed Medicare Advantage payments, Modern Healthcare reports.

State In Legal Battle Over Prescription Drug Benefits

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Pharmacy-benefit managers for the state-employee health insurance program are challenging an attempt to require them to repay $39.2 million to the Florida Department of Management Services.

Physician groups are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider a ruling upholding a Florida law restricting what doctors can ask patients about guns.

State Leaders Urged To Make Early Childhood A Priority

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The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for "the first 1,000 days" from pregnancy to age 3.

Court Sides With Hospital In Death Of Escaped Patient

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A sharply divided appeals court Friday ruled that the death of a woman who was hit by a truck after escaping from a psychiatric hospital should be handled as a medical-malpractice case --- effectively leading to the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by her estate.

State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

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State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida's first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida's new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.

There's growing concern about the risks of concussions in young athletes. For years, high school coaches have had to take courses on the dangers of head injuries. This year, for the first time, all high school athletes in Florida are required to educate themselves about concussions before they can compete.

House, Senate Remain At Odds

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As they waited for a potential Florida Supreme Court decision about how the state's congressional redistricting process should proceed, legislative leaders traded messages Friday that appeared to put them no closer to resolving a standoff over the shape of Florida's 27 U.S. House districts.

In a memo to state House members, Redistricting Chairman Jose Oliva came close to ruling out further consideration of a plan that Senate Reapportionment Chairman Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, floated on Thursday.

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