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Longtime Bill Nelson spokesman Dan McLaughlin to retire

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Another longtime staffer to Florida Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is stepping down. Dan McLaughlin, Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director, will retire at the end of the year, after a 21-year association with Nelson, the past 15 in the Senate. “Dan has been my confidant and friend all these years, and is recognized in both journalism and communications as one of the best,” Nelson wrote in a memo to staffers. McLaughlin is a former reporter for The Tampa…

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Gov. Rick Scott mum on the hot issue of the 2015 session: Medicaid expansion

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As Medicaid expansion and healthcare access threatens to blow the 2015 legislative session sky high Florida Gov. Rick Scott has remained quiet on where he stands. And there are no signs so far that will change even though the ongoing stalemate over the budget could derail some of Scott’s top priorities for this year’s session. Scott’s press office did not comment on whether Scott supported a Medicaid expansion under the federal healthcare law or a modified Medicaid expansion as proposed…

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