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A bill written to provide more financial aid to the growing number of homeless Floridians passed unanimously through a state House health committee this past Wednesday.
The Republican Party of Florida today unveiled its new website, rpof.org, laying out a host of information about the party and its values. Among the party's platform, according to the site, is a belief in equal opportunity for all, but the text makes no mention of equality for gays and lesbians.
The contentious battle over funding for the University of South Florida continued yesterday, with state lawmakers killing a plan that would have held back $25 million from the school next year. Some legislators, however, are still concerned that the school could face a cut of nearly 44 percent — a significantly higher number than any other state university.
Oil Spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg has agreed to improvements in the oil spill claims process sought by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, which include paying 25 percent of all pending claims by the end of this month and improving access to local accountants, according to a news release sent out by the governor's office on Thursday.
Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is using the ruling of a Virginia judge against a portion of President Obama's health care reform law to raise money for his political action committee, Huck PAC.