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Palm Beach County Commissioner has great advice for Rick Scott

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The Very Best Idea in Florida Right This Minute comes from Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who is asking Gov. Rick Scott to call Florida’s heroin epidemic by its right name: a public health crisis. This should be a no-brainer for Scott. With heroin-related hospital bills running at close to a billion a year in Florida, a governor who made millions as a hospital executive and reportedly aspires to higher office should take the state’s opioid addiction problem at…

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Vern Buchanan: ‘Crunch time for Zika and heroin funding’

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With Congress preparing to adjourn until November, Congressman Vern Buchanan today called for immediate action on funding efforts to combat the Zika virus as well as the heroin crisis. “This is crunch time for Zika and heroin funding,” Buchanan said. “Lives are at stake if Congress fails to act on both of these critical issues.” Congress is expected to adjourn as early as the end of this week. Buchanan urged leaders in the House and Senate to include meaningful resources…

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