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Florida Matters: 2015 Legislative Preview

We’re continuing our preview of the upcoming legislative session. We will take a look at the top legislative priorities for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, including a call to fund two new nursing homes for veterans; testing in Florida public schools; the real chances for expanding how telemedicine is practiced in the state; a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use in Florida; the push to license music therapists; and the billions of dollars at stake for health care for the poor.

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Florida Matters: Energy in Florida (February 17, 2015)
 

This week on Florida Matters, we're continuing our preview of the upcoming Florida Legislative session. State lawmakers have filed a half-dozen bills dealing with how your power company operates in Florida. What are the chances that changes are...

 
Florida Matters: Amendment One (February 10, 2015)
 

Back in November, voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment One, which sets aside millions of dollars for land and water conservation.This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at where exactly that money might go.

The amendment takes...

 
Florida Matters: Mental Health Funding (February 3, 2015)
 

Florida ranks at or near the bottom when it comes to per capita funding for mental health services in the U.S.

This week on Florida Matters, we'll take a look at just how that's playing out in Florida, along with the push for more funding...

 
Florida Matters: Same-Sex Marriage in FL (January 27, 2015)
 

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Florida since Jan. 6, 2015, and to mark the occasion, Hillsborough County Clerk Pat Frank held a group wedding at a park across the street from the courthouse. The issue is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court...

 
 

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