Capitol to Courthouse Headliners: Tuesday, January 25
Jan 25, 2011
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Told investigators he wanted insurance money
An ordinance that would put a temporary moratorium on new pain-management clinics in Orlando was approved in the first of two rounds of votes by city leaders Monday.
Health care fraud recovery tops $4 billion
The government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered more than $4 billion in taxpayer dollars in fiscal year 2010, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Justice.
Governor Rick Scott has asked for a weekend reprieve from the Feb. 4 deadline for submitting his budget to lawmakers, the long-awaited proposal that Scott has promised will both close the state’s $3.6 billion budget shortfall and make good on his campaign promises to slash taxes.
Three days after taking office, Governor Rick Scott abruptly put the brakes on Florida’s federal request to start phasing in two redistricting constitutional amendments overwhelmingly passed by voters last fall.
Florida businesses, activists link arms in battle against stricter enforcement
Representatives of the state’s largest business lobbies, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida, met before a special Senate committee gathering information and taking the state’s pulse on immigration, all to get ready for the 2011 legislative session.
Just a few short months ago Christopher Chaney was holding two jobs: He was a legislative analyst for a lobbying firm while also working as head waiter at a downtown Tallahassee restaurant.
Counties please builders, but critics say taxpayers will pay
Governments that long relied on impact fees charged to developers are backing off from charging the fees as a way to stimulate construction and the economy.
Governor Rick Scott and Florida lawmakers are struggling to find dollars to close a $3.6 billion budget shortfall, but a state agency is considering walking away from more than $300,000 in fines owed by almost 300 former public officials.
A Texas lawmaker came to Tallahassee to give lawmakers advice about prison reform — help those with addictions stay out of prison.
As state senators mull an immigration crackdown, they learn that a state immigration law hasn’t been enforced in 11 years.
Representative Connie Mack, R-Naples, appears to be preparing for a U.S. Senate run in 2012 – though he doesn’t outright say it, only referring to his “next opportunity” and attacking his potential Democratic opponent while asking donors for up to $125,000 in an email obtained by Politico:
A proposal in Governor Brian Sandoval’s budget to raise $190 million in revenue by securitizing the state’s insurance premium tax was called “questionable fiscal discipline” today by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford.
If someone receiving disability benefits for a bad back brags on Facebook or Twitter about finishing a marathon, chances are their insurance company will find out and stop the checks.
Unusual weather systems are resulting in record amounts of rainfall in cities nationwide. When all of that precipitation results in natural disasters such as floods, excess moisture and standing water can lead to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. In fact, mold can begin to develop in as little as two days on wet floors, walls, furniture, and other places where it may not be visible.
The impact of teen driver crashes extends far beyond teen drivers’ families and friends, according to a new report.
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