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Two More Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded In Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has licensed two additional medical marijuana treatment centers.
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Florida School Districts Join Fight Against New School Law

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More and more Florida school districts are joining a looming legal fight over a new law that steers money to privately run charter schools.

How the Senate bill’s cuts to Medicaid would harm Florida

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Critics pounced after the Senate released its long-awaited bill to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law on Thursday, saying its proposed cuts to Medicaid could be disastrous for the roughly 3.6 million Florida residents who rely on the program. Beginning in 2020, it would limit the federal funds Florida and other states get for Medicaid, a program whose expansion was a key part of the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid currently provides all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures for millions of newly insured people.

Part of Florida Included in Tropical Storm Warning

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A tropical storm warning is up for part of Florida as a low pressure system in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico gets...

Florida’s chief financial officer says he will leave June 30

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Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is leaving his job at the end of the month. Atwater on Monday turned in his formal resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott. Atwater announced back in February that he planned to step down from his elected post to take a position at Florida Atlantic University.
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New FL Law in Wake of Teen Fishermen Disappeared in Atlantic

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Governor Scott has signed a bill into law that aims to get locator beacons into every boat, no matter how small, in the wake of the disappearance of two teens off the east Florida coast two years ago.

Military orbiter’s landing rattles Florida with sonic boom

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted...

Florida Gov. Scott heads to Argentina for trade mission

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to leave Sunday for Argentina for a trade mission organized by the state's embattled...