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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) expressed continued frustration during a press conference Monday over the lack of answers he has been able to receive about an estimated 70 children separated from their families and being held at a facility in Homestead. 

Nelson called out Department of Health and Human Services Sec. Alex Azar, saying he was giving the HHS Secretary “advanced notice” of questions he expects answers too when Azar appears Tuesday before the Senate Finance Committee.

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Tuesday was the second anniversary of what was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting in American history at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. A two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest from the city, a group gathered to remember the victims and call for reforms to state and federal laws to prevent such a shooting in the future.

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Florida’s August 28 primary election is now less than three months away and things are heating up on the campaign trail for candidates in the Republican and Democratic races for the governor’s office.  Democratic candidates including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Orlando businessman Chris King and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine faced off in their third debate on Monday.  Billionaire and Palm Beach County real estate tycoon Jeff Greene officially filed paper work in early June to run for Governor as a Democrat as well.  Despite Greene’s late entry and his absence from the debate stage so far, his substantial wealth has the potential to shake up the primary.  Greene spent $30 million of his own money back in 2010 in a failed U.S. Senate bid. 

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Florida’s Community Health Centers Report $2B Impact

May 10, 2018
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A new report by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers shows the centers provided care to more than 1.4 million patients last year, and made a $2 billion economic impact, returning $1.78 for every state-invested dollar.

Andrew Behrman, the president and CEO of FACHC, said the more than 11,000 employees live and work in their communities, and help divert people away from more costly emergency room care.

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