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House bill advances to allow alternative treatments for Florida veterans suffering brain injuries, PTSD

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A Florida House subcommittee unanimously advanced a first-of-its-kind bill Monday to allow alternative treatments for veterans diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). Treatments to be considered include music, art, horses, dogs, acupuncture, yoga and more. HB 55, sponsored by both Rep. Daniel Burgess and Rep. Frank White, looks to expand beyond the scope of simply prescribing drugs to vets suffering from the serious diagnoses of TBI and PTSD. The legislation would authorize the Florida Department…

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Senate Republican committees post major fundraising numbers

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Republican state Sens. Jack Latvala and Joe Negron may have posted big-time fundraising numbers last month, but they weren’t the only Senate Republicans raking in contributions. The political committee supporting Bradenton Republican state Sen. Bill Galvano for Senate president brought in $207,500, its best fundraising performance since February, and it only took 10 contributions to hit that mark. Innovate Florida’s biggest contributions came from the U.S. Sugar Corp. and Florida Power & Light topped the list, each giving $50,000, with…

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