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State economists expressed optimism Tuesday that already-rebounding tourism numbers will see a quicker-than-anticipated boost from international travelers as Canada eases COVID-19 border restrictions.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Wednesday that will allow insurance companies to offer incentives to patients who use a database to find lower-cost healthcare services.

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The Trump Administration is supporting a request Florida lawmakers just passed to curb rising drug costs by allowing the state to important cheaper prescription drugs from outside the U.S.

 Rape kit testing

Governor Rick Scott signs into law a measure requiring all rape kits in the state to be tested within 120 days.

Scott signed the bill after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a report that said 13,000 kits in Florida have not been processed — sometimes for years.

In Duval County, FDLE reports one of the highest rates of forcible sexual offenses in the state.

The state attorney’s office has applied for a $2 million dollar grant to handle all the untested rape kits.

But even with this new law taking effect, some women who’ve been raped said they’re skeptical authorities can actually bring them justice.

Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, who’s written about Sara’s ordeal, is the in-studio guest.

"Yes I have smoked crack cocaine... Probably in one of my drunken stupors."

That's what embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford just dropped on the media during a surprise press conference just after noon ET on Tuesday.

According to The Toronto Star, Ford qualified:

" 'I am not an addict,' he told the media.

" 'I wasn't lying. You didn't ask the correct questions,' Ford explained to why the admission was so long in coming.

Dorota Pankowska

It's public art that might be described as "good to the last tag."

Canada is ushering in what it projects to be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana free market this week, as it replaces small and homegrown pot production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large farms. The market could eventually serve up to 450,000 Canadians, according to government estimates.