Lobbying Restrictions Set To Go Before Voters

Lobbying Restrictions Set To Go Before Voters

Lloyd Dunkelberger, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — State and local elected officials would be banned from lobbying for six years after they leave office under a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot. The proposal, Amendment 12, is largely the handiwork of former state Senate President Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican who […]

Scott Says Health Care a ‘Right,’ But Questions Remain

Scott Says Health Care a ‘Right,’ But Questions Remain

By Christine Sexton, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — In trying to distance himself from a multistate lawsuit that could eliminate insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week he believes health care should be a “right.” Scott’s statement, which came during a debate against U.S. Sen. Bill […]

Putnam Says Trade Deal Falls Short for Florida Farmers

Putnam Says Trade Deal Falls Short for Florida Farmers

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam would like the renegotiated and rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement to do more to help the state’s farmers. And he’s not alone, as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also expressed concerns about the absence of relief for Florida agriculture […]