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A video surfaced this week of Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, questioning the legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate during a town hall meeting last month in Florida.
In statement for the Catholic Church's Respect Life Month, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo released a statement saying that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is exhibiting antagonism toward religion and has displayed a distorted view of sexuality.
Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration recently submitted the state's Medicaid overhaul proposal to the federal government — and reproductive rights advocates say there are still lingering questions about equal access to family planning services for Medicaid beneficiaries.
A new poll released by Quinnipiac University today shows that social issues are low on the list of priorities for Florida voters for the upcoming presidential election, even though issues like reproductive rights have been a big focus in campaigns.
Two bills aimed at reforming Florida higher education have been cleared for the house floor. The bills, developed by Rep. Bill Proctor, R-St. Augustine, would uncap tuition increases for Florida State University and University of Florida and boost STEM degree production and accountability.