Women Ready to March on Tallahassee

Similar to the national “Women’s March on Washington,” a march will be held Saturday in Tallahassee in support of women’s rights. The march, which will include representatives of groups such as the United Faculty of Florida, the Florida Education Association, Florida NOW, Equality Florida and Planned Parenthood, will start at 2 p.m. at Railroad Square in Tallahassee. It will end at the FAMU Recreation Center, … Continue reading Women Ready to March on Tallahassee

Rubio Offers Prayers for Trump, Thanks Obama

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., lost a bruising Republican presidential primary to Donald Trump. But as Trump was sworn into office Friday, Rubio offered prayers for the new president. “Today Jeanette & I pray for @realDonaldTrump May God protect you & your family & give you wisdom & strength to lead our nation. MR,” Rubio said in a Twitter post. He also tweeted a message … Continue reading Rubio Offers Prayers for Trump, Thanks Obama

Graham Continues Making the Democratic Rounds

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham left Congress this month after her district was redrawn to become a Republican stronghold. But with Graham weighing a potential bid for governor in 2018, she continues making the Democratic rounds. Graham is slated to be the featured speaker Feb. 11 during the Polk County Democrats’ 2017 Gala, according to the county party’s website. Continue reading Graham Continues Making the Democratic Rounds

Bush Foundation Praises Charter School Ruling

A group founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush issued a statement Thursday praising a court ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the State Board of Education to overturn local denials of charter-school applications. The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal came Wednesday in a case involving the Palm Beach County School Board’s decision to reject a charter-school application. The State Board … Continue reading Bush Foundation Praises Charter School Ruling

Expert: Brace for Partisan Clash Over Supreme Court Pick

One of the key things President-elect Donald Trump will do after taking office Friday is to nominate a successor to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died nearly a year ago. Federal appeals-court Judge Merrick Garland was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Scalia, but the Republican-led Senate never held confirmation hearings on Garland, who has since gone back to the bench in … Continue reading Expert: Brace for Partisan Clash Over Supreme Court Pick

Scott Brings Medicaid Message to D.C.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders see an opportunity to revamp the Medicaid program as President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Among the often-discussed ideas: turning Medicaid into a block-grant program that would offer more decision-making power to states. Scott is scheduled to take part Thursday afternoon — the eve of Trump’s inauguration — in a U.S. Senate Finance Committee roundtable discussion about Medicaid … Continue reading Scott Brings Medicaid Message to D.C.

State House Could Weigh In On U.N. Israel Resolution

State Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, proposed a measure Wednesday that would put the Florida House on record opposing a United Nations Security Council resolution last month that was critical of Israel’s settlements in the West Bank Moskowitz’s proposal (HR 281) comes after the United States abstained from voting on the U.N. resolution, effectively allowing it to move forward. The proposal seeks, in part, to … Continue reading State House Could Weigh In On U.N. Israel Resolution

Scott Meets with Homeland Security Pick

With President-elect Donald Trump set to be inaugurated Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is making the rounds Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Scott is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. with retired Gen. John Kelly, who is Trump’s pick to serve as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Among other events on his schedule, Scott will meet with two newly elected Republican congressmen from Florida … Continue reading Scott Meets with Homeland Security Pick

Nursing Homes Get Seal of Approval

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration on Tuesday said 11 nursing homes have received the state’s Gold Seal Award based on their quality of care. The Governor’s Panel on Excellence in Long-Term Care makes the designations. Here are the 11 facilities, according to AHCA: Alpine Health and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg. Baldomero Lopez Memorial State Veterans Nursing Home, Land O Lakes. Clyde E Lassen … Continue reading Nursing Homes Get Seal of Approval