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Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast has lost thousands of dollars for teen sexual health programs servicing young people in Palm Beach County this year. About 200 fewer teens will be served in the region if the organization does not receive enough outside donations to recoup this year's losses. The programs include one-on-one sex education, birth control services and STD testing and treatment for teens.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday unveiled a new robo-call aimed at Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota. The DCCC has been targeting Buchanan for some time now for the congressman's political decisions and ethical questions surrounding contributions made to his 2006 and 2008 campaigns.
Kaiser Health News and USA Today report that Florida is among a slew of states that have been cutting costs by limiting hospital coverage in their Medicaid plans. Last week, an official for Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration suggested that the state further cut coverage to a maximum of 12 emergency room visits a year for each Medicaid beneficiary.
Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove and talk show host Neal Boortz will speak in Jacksonville on Fri., Nov. 18, as part of Stand Up for America: Debt, Taxes, and You Decide 2012. According to a press release, the event will be a lively and entertaining discussion of the important issues in the news, including the 2012 election, spending, debt, and taxes.
The EPA today announced the appointment of a director of a broad program designed to facilitate collaborative actions to protect, maintain, and restore the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico in ways consistent with the economic well-being of the Region.
Senate President Mike Haridopolos responded Wednesday to criticism of the Smart Cap proposal he plans to pass during the first week of the upcoming legislative session. The law would limit the amount of revenue the state can collect.