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Tampa Bay Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For Local Reporting

Florida’s largest newspaper won its 10th Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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State Lawmakers Vow To Tackle Troubled Child Welfare System Following Miami Herald Series

The Miami Herald recently published its “Innocents Lost” series—a heartbreaking and thorough look at the state’s troubled child welfare system. In the wake of this reporting, state lawmakers have vowed to make a serious effort to rectify the situation.

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Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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Medical Marijuana Makes It To Florida’s Ballot

The Florida Supreme Court approved a ballot measure that will ask voters whether or not to legalize medical marijuana, initiating a toug campaign in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

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Rick Scott Moves Further Away From Medicaid Expansion in Florida

Gov. Rick Scott’s vocal support for Medicaid expansion is waning.

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Florida’s Nurse Education Expansion Creates Failing Programs

Laws passed to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more graduates failing competency examinations.

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Proposed Amendment To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Florida Faces Court Hearing

The fight over a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution legalizing medical marijuana is making its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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Medicaid Expansion In Florida Still Unlikely Amid Mixed Reports

Despite reporting that there is some effort to get Florida Republicans to accept federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage to about a million people in the state, lawmakers and experts say this part of the Affordable Care Act still faces a really tough fight in the Florida Legislature.

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Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution Amid Lethal Injection Drug Controversy

The state of Florida has been embroiled in another controversy over its execution practices as of late—and the issue made its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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Florida Veterans Face Some Of The Longest Waits For Disability Claim Appeals

St. Petersburg tops a list of cities in the U.S. with the most pending disability claims for former service members.

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