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  • Gov. Scott has a busy Monday signing 29 bills.
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 11:32 AM

    Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill making it easier for parents and residents to challenge school textbooks and school library books. The legislation, which was one of 29 bills signed on Monday, allows parents and residents to review instructional materials and then challenge them as inappropriate […]

  • CBO says Senate GOP bill would cause 22 million to drop insurance coverage
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 7:40 AM

    The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2026 than under Obamacare, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The number could cause some of the undecided GOP Senators to vote against the bill. The number of Republicans […]

  • Gov. John Kasich thinks the Senate should slowdown and work on a bi-partisan bill
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 6:44 AM

    Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion […]

  • Nations Mayors meeting in Miami want more green energy
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 6:32 AM

    A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted […]

  • Donors to GOP: No cash until action on health care, taxes
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 5:51 AM

    At least one influential donor has informed congressional Republicans that the “Dallas piggy bank” is closed until he sees major action on health care and taxes. Texas-based donor Doug Deason has already refused to host a fundraiser for two members of Congress and informed House […]

  • Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/27/2017 at 12:14 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach […]

  • CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/26/2017 at 10:59 PM

    CNN wasn’t saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN’s website said Senate investigators are looking […]

  • Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/26/2017 at 9:43 PM

    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The justices will hear full arguments in October in the […]

  • GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health care bill
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/26/2017 at 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks. Under the new provision, people who’ve had at […]

  • Man arrested after pilotless boat crashes onto Florida beach
    Posted by News Talk Florida on 06/26/2017 at 4:22 PM

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a man connected to a stolen boat that crashed unmanned onto a Florida beach. The 36-foot boat was pilotless when it ran aground at full throttle on Daytona Beach on Saturday morning, scattering beachgoers. Volusia County Beach […]

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