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Florida Says Goodbye And Good Riddance To 2019 Hurricane Season

Dec 3, 2019

For Florida, the 2019 hurricane season will be remembered for a gigantic, nerve-racking scare over the Labor Day weekend.

Scientists on Florida’s blue green algae task force began the daunting task this week of trying to craft recommendations for how to fix the state’s complex water problems.

Trump Administration Advances Drug-Importation Plan

Aug 1, 2019
Various prescription drugs on a blue backdrop
News Service of Florida

In a move that could help Gov. Ron DeSantis carry out an ambitious effort to cut drug prices, President Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday a plan intended to make it easier for states like Florida to bring in prescription drugs from Canada and other countries. 

Lawmakers Back Short-Term Health Insurance Policies

May 6, 2019
Wilton Simpson
News Service of Florida

Insurers would be given the green light to sell scaled-back health insurance policies under a bill that the Florida Legislature passed Friday. 

Florida lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a key portion of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ education agenda, which seeks to boost the state’s workforce by helping students pursue vocational and technical training in high school.

The legislation, which passed unanimously in the House and the Senate, would create a new pathway to high school graduation focused on technical and vocational training and would inject more money into apprenticeship programs in public schools as well as state colleges and universities.

Canadian Drug Imports Could Get Go-Ahead

Apr 29, 2019
Pharmacy Technician amongst two shelves of prescription pills.
Daylina Miller/Health News Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ push to allow the state to import prescription drugs from Canada inched closer to passage Friday in the Senate. 

A ban in Florida on the words “climate change” appears to be ending.

The DeSantis administration is showing new leadership where state government has been absent in the past.

DeSantis Tries To Build Support For Drug Imports

Apr 9, 2019

In a move that could suggest one of his top legislative priorities is encountering stiff resistance, Gov. Ron DeSantis took time Monday to defend his push to allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada.