1. Fresh off a Space Florida board meeting earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll outlines her vision for the future of spaceflight in Florida, which centers on luring private ventures to help fill the void left by the Shuttle program.
  2. Here’s a thorough breakdown of what Friday’s ruling striking down the individual mandate in the federal health care reform law means and does not mean.
  3. Here’s a look at how the Supreme Court might view the case.
  4. Here’s where things stand in the ongoing turmoil surrounding Attorney General Pam Bondi’s foreclosure firings, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
  5. A tandem of Panhandle lawmakers is itching to revive a measure easing septic tank inspection requirements.
  6. Number of the day: 3 — Number of current or former education commissioners still on the state payroll, earning six-figure salaries.
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