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    The GOP tax bill passed today! And it repeals the "individual mandate" written into the Affordable Care Act, AKA the Obamacare provision that mandated that all people buy health insurance. Though Obamacare was far from a perfect program, the mandate repeal that's sneakily included in the draconian, monstrous "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" today is expected to destabilize all sorts of insurance markets and ultimately force millions of people off of their health plans.

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    November 21 at 3:24 p.m.

    After voters overwhelmingly legalized medical marijuana a year ago, Florida was supposed to issue ten new pot-growing licenses to nurseries by October 3. But the state has dragged its feet in implementing nearly every aspect of the law, from issuing cards to patients to passing basic regulations on who can smoke cannabis and when they can smoke it.

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    November 3 at 8 a.m.

    For more than a month, Miami-Dade County has been sending garbage trucks full of hurricane debris and trash to Poinciana Industrial Park, a county-owned lot directly in front of Northpark, a residential neighborhood filled with families, children, and senior citizens. Furious, residents have begun protesting what they call a clear case of environmental racism.

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    October 10 at 9 a.m.

    Last month, Gov. Rick Scott proposed a three-day limit on opioid prescriptions as part of his upcoming legislation and $50 million investment to combat the opioid crisis in Florida. Though the details of Scott's bill are still unclear, some physicians and patients such as Paulson say the limitation is too broad and could make it all but impossible to treat chronic pain and terminal illnesses.

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    October 2 at 3:08 p.m.

    So many terrible ideas come out of Tallahassee every year that it's often hard to guess whether a random law was enacted in Florida or Saudi Arabia. Case in point: One of those two states passed a law in March 2016 forcing anyone giving "advice" about abortion — from a...

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    September 22 at 9 a.m.

    There are 21 million people in Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is almost certainly about to vote for an Obamacare repeal bill that, according to a study released yesterday, would likely cut health coverage from 3.2 million of them. That's roughly 15 percent of the state.