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4 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Jacksonville included in river dredging bill

Jacksonville is included in a bill headed to a conference committee that would then head to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to allow for dredging the St. Johns River, officials announced Wednesday at the Jacksonville Port Authority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Corrine Brown, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ander Crenshaw, US Senate, Republican

8 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Sen. Bill Nelson seeks local solution to expand Medicaid in Florida

Expanding Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured Floridians has mostly been ignored by Republicans during this year's legislative session, but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is making a last-ditch effort to get it done.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Florida Government

9 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Fun or unfair? Senate committee investigating Publishers Clearing House

The Senate Special Committee on Aging has issued a 259-page report on Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, saying solicitations from the company "push the limits" of federal law.

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Related Topix: Publishers Clearing House, Retail, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Susan Collins, Republican

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

'Complete streets' allow for safety of all who use roadways

In 2012, the most recent year for which data are available, 69 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in the Orlando metropolitan area - lives cut tragically short because we have failed to make common-sense, low-cost investments in safety.

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Related Topix: John Mica, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, Representative Daniel Webster, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Nelson believes another cemetery will be found at Dozier

Anthropologists from the University of South Florida examine gravesites at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of South Florida, Marianna, FL, Tampa, FL

Tallahassee Democrat

Tuesday's letters

Perhaps this might induce our elected representatives to create legislation that is genuinely in the interest of the public.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Southerland, Senator Marco Rubio

SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 15

Three Southern Republican governors are writing President Barack Obama to complain about newly announced Medicare Advantage payments.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Rick Perry

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Researchers, Sen. Nelson, to meet on reform school

Researchers from the University of South Florida will meet with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to discuss the excavation of the graveyard at a former reform school on the Panhandle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Florida lawmakers will re-evaluate funding model for safety net hospitals

With the federal government making clear last week that no new Medicaid money is coming Florida's way, legislators say it's important they re-evaluate a new funding model that safety net hospitals say will cost them hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, Florida, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Kathy Castor, Florida Government

Miami New Times

Sen. Nelson Says Florida Has Overtaken New York in Population, But That Might Not Be True Yet

According to estimates, Florida is slated to become the third most populated state in the nation sometime in the next few years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Florida, Florida Government

McKnightsonline.com

Additional nursing home inspection rules are not the answer

Many skilled care operators struggle to keep up with a seemingly never-ending array of survey and certification regulations.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Military Notebook: J-STARS proposal gets push back in Congress

A proposal to replace the J-STARS fleet at Robins Air Force Base got some resistance in Congress last week.

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Related Topix: US Military, Robins Air Force Base, US Air Force, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

NH Insider

NHDP - Scott Brown Launches "One Word" Campaign With More of the Same Phony Attacks

"Scott Brown made it clear last night that his entire campaign is about tearing down New Hampshire's Jeanne Shaheen with phony attacks about Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire, Stanley, Healthcare Law, Law, Senator Ben Nelson

Fri Apr 11, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Caving in on Medicare Advantage cost controls

The Obama administration caved to election-year pressure last week by reversing proposed spending cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US News, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

The Orlando Sentinel

Now's the time to pay mind to Alzheimer's

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Related Topix: World News, Indonesia, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Sunshine State News

Joe Geller Clear Favorite for Open House Seat in South Florida

With his leading opponent dropping out of the race, Joe Geller has become the strong favorite to win the Florida House seat currently held by Joe Gibbons.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Kendrick Meek, Democrat, US Senate, North Bay Village, FL, Tallahassee, FL

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Repeal Obamacare's device tax?: Front Burner

A medical device marketed by Olympis is pictured in this undated photo. B. Braun Medical and other makers of medical devices cried foul over a 2.3 percent tax imposed on their industry by Obamacare, saying it could force them to cut jobs, move overseas and stop growth.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Opinion

Space Ref

International Cooperation a Focus of From Here to Mars Senate Hearing

If we're going to send Humans to Mars it should be an international effort where cooperation with the Russia and other partners is essential.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 4.10.14 - The truth about how many people lost their health insurance in Florida

Let's be real - the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, if you will, has never been popular, based on the polls..And it may never be.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Florida, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Scott, US Governors, Barack Obama

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Huffington Post

NASA Maps Out Plans For Sending People To Mars, Tossing An Asteroid At The Moon

NASA has some projects in the works when it comes to space exploration, but they're no big deal: Just grabbing an asteroid and throwing it at the moon, sending people to Mars and laying the groundwork for permanent human settlements in the solar system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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