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Justices Reject Central Florida Hospital Plan


David Santiago – R, Deltona Tallahassee, FL – Just a day after the state House weighed in on the issue, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a public-hospital system’s plan for a new hospital in western Volusia County. Justices, in a 14-page decision, unanimously ruled that the Halifax Hospital Medical Center taxing district did not have legal authority to ... Read More »

FL Senate Panel OK’s Hands-Free Devices For Drivers


Tallahassee, FL – Motorists could only use hands-free wireless devices while moving on Florida roads under a Senate proposal approved Wednesday. The Senate Rules Committee voted unanimously to support the proposal (SB 76), which is aimed at preventing texting while driving and other types of distracted driving. The approval came after sponsor Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, changed the bill to include ... Read More »

Abortion Parental Consent Bill Passes Florida House


Tallahassee, FL – In a proposal that likely would lead to another court battle over abortion, the Florida House late Wednesday approved a bill that would require minors to obtain parental consent before they could have abortions. Lawmakers debated the bill for more than three hours before voting 69-44 to pass the measure (HB 1335). The Senate is moving forward ... Read More »

Here’s the Jaguars full schedule for 2019


The 2019 NFL schedule has officially been released and we can finally break down the Jacksonville Jaguars schedule, knowing the order in which they’ll be playing their opponents. We knew a couple of games ahead of time, like the London game against the Houston Texans — and New York media apparently leaked the entire New York Jets schedule the morning ... Read More »