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Matt Gaetz files – then deletes – Uber preemption bill

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State Rep. Matt Gaetz on Wednesday filed – then speedily withdrew – a bill that would reserve regulation of Uber and other hired-car services to the state. According to House of Representatives records, Gaetz submitted his bill (HB 175) at 8:53 a.m., then withdrew it at 10:30 a.m. Reached by phone, the Fort Walton Beach Republican said it was simply a false start. Related bills are in the pipeline to be filed in upcoming weeks. The 2016 Legislative Session starts in…

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Florida mental health summit: ‘We will impact the 2016 legislative Session’

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In the wake of the Florida Times-Union’s powerful dive into dangerous gaps in the state’s mental health system of care, advocates pushing for change say they’re getting their strategy in place to press legislators hard to enact reforms in 2016. “We’re coordinating a statewide advocacy effort, bringing together mental health professionals, advocates, families, and consumers, to really have an effect on the 2016 legislative session,” says Denise Marzullo, CEO of Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. Marzullo is bringing two…

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