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State Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, is sponsoring a measure that would allow Florida residents to petition a judge for a protective order against a family member who owns a gun, if that person is proven to be a danger to themselves or others.

Telehealth Final Report and Legislative Recommendations Approved

Oct 17, 2017
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The state Telehealth Advisory Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a final report and legislative recommendations to remove barriers to the use of telehealth.

Kayla Davis

Although election day is still more than a year away, the 2018 State Attorney’s face in Florida is already in high gear when it comes to fundraising.

Hurricanes Leave Uncertainly In Florida Schools Enrollment

Oct 12, 2017
Carlos Giusti / Associated Press

The impact of hurricanes may be a complicating factor as lawmakers try to figure out how many students are in Florida's public schools this year and how many might show up next year.

Nursing Homes Can Seek Variances From Generator Rules

Oct 12, 2017
NICK TOMECEK / NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP

Shortly before attorneys for the state prepared to defend emergency regulations calling for nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators that can power air-conditioning systems, Gov. Rick Scott's administration Thursday released a new emergency rule that lays out a variance process for facilities that cannot comply with the requirements.

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