1. Gov. Rick Scott has repeated his pledge to prioritize funding for the state’s court system.
  2. He also wants to build roads, lots of new roads (while they’re cheap), funded in part by tolls.
  3. Probing deeper into the “rule of law” argument on immigration enforcement.
  4. States like Florida rejecting grants to regulate health insurance companies present but one barrier to health care reform’s goal of lowering premiums.
  5. How do tax cuts affect local economies?
  6. Number of the day: Zero — Number of assisted living facility residents appointed to a panel intended to guide reform of the state’s oversight of assisted living facilities, which held its first meeting Monday in Tallahassee.
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