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At the Capitol: Epilepsy Funding, More

Gov. Rick Scott has proposed eliminating several programs from the Department of Health, including epilepsy treatment and University of Florida dental clinics, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.

In other legislative news:

  • State senators want to add $12.6 million to the education budget to restore school-safety funds that were cut during the recession, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports.
  • Some senior citizens say the Legislature’s effort to shut down internet cafes unfairly includes some arcades that specialize in helping retirees and the disabled, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.