Panel looks at Medicaid enrollment in Florida after half a million people lose coverage

A Florida Senate committee will receive information about Medicaid “redeterminations” after enrollment dropped by more than 500,000 people.
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Florida legislative committee will hear an update on property insurance issues

A Florida Senate committee will receive presentations about the insurance market from the Insurance Commissioner and the Citizens President.
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Despite controversy, the NAIA accepts New College of Florida into a conference

New College of Florida’s new sports teams will compete in the Sun Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
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Sarasota County Commission backtracks on decision to cut funding for childcare, low income services

Listen: In a controversial move last month, the Sarasota County Commission cut funding for various social service programs, including childcare and homeless services. But now,...
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Human Rights of The Incarcerated

A slate of panelist for the upcoming criminal justice summit joins in as we discuss a host of issues facing prisons. The panelist include ex-offender...
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New College of Florida’s business plan is “not financially viable” according to a UF business school professor

UF business faculty: A business plan outlining sweeping changes at New College of Florida is “not financially viable” in its current state.
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Health care is on the agenda of the Florida Legislature in 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis is signaling support for joining Florida legislative leaders in addressing healthcare issues in the legislative session.
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COVID-19 death toll continues to climb in Florida to nearly 91,000

The number of Florida residents who have died of COVID-19 since early 2020 is nearing 91,000, even as governor slams boosters.

Florida’s divide on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters: Backroom Briefing

Don’t expect federal approval of updated COVID-19 vaccines to reshape political views about “jabs,” as Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to call them.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo take aim at the new COVID-19 booster, which health experts say will save lives

Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration recommended that people under age 65 not receive newly approved COVID-19 booster shots.
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Sentencing of former Florida Rep. Joe Harding (R-Ocala) is postponed due to courtroom damage from Hurricane Idalia

A sentencing hearing for former state Rep. Joe Harding, R-Ocala, has been called off because the federal courthouse will be closed.

Court rejects UCF COVID-19 shutdown lawsuits

An appeals court rejected lawsuits alleging the University of Central Florida should refund money to students because of a COVID-19 campus shutdown.

Florida COVID-19 deaths approach 90,000

Florida's Department of Health reported 89,905 deaths as of Thursday, up from 89,565 reported as of Aug. 3.
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Class action approved for students trying to get fees back from USF after COVID-19 shutdown

A judge has certified a class action in a lawsuit on whether the University of South Florida should return student fees after the COVID-19 campus shutdown.
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Florida surgeon general, known for spreading vaccine misinformation, praises state’s COVID-19 response

Florida’s Public Health Integrity Committee met today to discuss responses during the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal and state levels.
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Nearly one million Floridians could lose their health insurance; here are their options

About 900,000 Floridians are at risk of losing their health insurance through Medicaid. Here are their options.
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GOP lawmakers confirm Florida’s controversial Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ reappointment of Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo was confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate over objections from Democrats.
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State targets Leon County Superintendent of Schools; Rocky Hanna calls it a “sad day for democracy in Florida”

Leon County Superintendent of Schools Rocky Hanna is pushing back against an effort by state education officials to punish him.

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