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What they’re saying about Annette Taddeo’s victory in SD 40

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After three attempts at elective office, Democrat Annette Taddeo finally won Tuesday’s special election to represent Miami-area Florida Senate District 40.

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Florida House goes Michael Bay with Irma recovery video

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The Florida House of Representatives graphics team has done it again, putting together an uplifting 5-minute clip about the state’s recovery after Hurricane Irma.

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Nursing homes look for answers on generator costs

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With time running out to comply with what could be a $240 million generator mandate handed down by Gov. Rick Scott, nursing-home administrators and long-term care lobbyists left a Tuesday meeting without an indication of what, if anything the state will do to help offset the costs.

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Insurers request steep premium hikes for Florida, but Obamacare subsidies may offset the impact

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Premiums for health care plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange and outside the exchange will rise an average of 45 percent in Florida this year, according to state officials. However that doesn’t mean consumers will end up spending more money. In fact, they could end up seeing slight decreases.

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Deadlines likely pushed back for ballot proposals

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Following the disruption of Hurricane Irma, a panel on Monday recommended that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission give residents more time to file proposed constitutional amendments.

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SD 40 race could be Donald Trump test for Democrats

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Florida Democrats are facing a test to see whether anti-President Donald Trump politics will give them a boost ahead of a critical election year and perhaps signal a turnaround after two decades of Republican dominance in the Legislature. They’ve made Trump a focal point in a special election set for Tuesday to replace a Miami-area Republican state senator who resigned after using racial slurs in front of black colleagues. The Republican in the race, state Rep. Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz, was a contestant on…

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Keys in a hurry to reopen to tourists

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Florida Keys tourism officials said Monday they will meet Gov. Rick Scott‘s Oct. 1 deadline to reopen to visitors after Hurricane Irma pounded Monroe County.

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