Lawmakers fire another warning shot over medical marijuana rules

May 9, 2018

A legislative panel is again taking the state’s medical marijuana regulators to task, asking whether they are “refusing to modify the rules” governing the drug.  FloridaPolitics.com’s Jim Rosica reports. http://floridapolitics.com/archives/263221-lawmakers-warning-shot-marijuana

Florida sees increase in delinquent mortgages

May 9, 2018

Florida ranks alongside two other states that logged increases in the serious delinquency rate on home mortgages, a new report from CoreLogic states.  Chris Wille reports for the Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/news/20180508/florida-sees-increase-in-delinquent-mortgages

National disaster fund benefits Florida by spreading risk

May 8, 2018

If Congress doesn’t step up with comprehensive and effective legislation to confront sea-level rise and its already evident effects, then we’re sunk, South Florida, the Palm Beach Post Editorial Board writes. https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-national-disaster-fund-benefits-florida-spreading-risk/umhyRMpxmNDmqfGy1A9BoI/

Hurricane 2018: Is Florida better prepared for storms? Not quite

May 8, 2018

The Legislature spent millions helping Florida recover from Irma. But what did lawmakers do to get the state ready for the next storm?  The Tampa Bay Times’ Michael Van Sickler reports via “The Buzz” blog. http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/05/08/hurricane-2018-is-florida-better-prepared-for-storms-not-quite/

Two Florida Cities Among Most Dangerous in U.S.

May 8, 2018

Michigan has three and Florida two in a list of the top 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S. produced by a security industry group using FBI crime data.  Weston, Florida is ranked among the safest. https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/05/08/488586.htm