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Obamacare cost estimates: Obamacare insurance could cost as little as $100 a month – OrlandoSentinel.com

Sep 19, 2013 Comments Off on Obamacare cost estimates: Obamacare insurance could cost as little as $100 a month – OrlandoSentinel.com Wes Hodge

Roughly half of uninsured Floridians should be able to buy health insurance coverage for about $100 a month when they start signing up for Obamacare next month, a new federal report says. …

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Gov. Scott announces insurer to add 1,000 jobs in Tampa (from Obamacare) | Tampa Tribune

Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off on Gov. Scott announces insurer to add 1,000 jobs in Tampa (from Obamacare) | Tampa Tribune Wes Hodge

A Hillsborough County company that serves health insurers will hire more than 1,000 people around Tampa in coming years, believed to be one of the biggest corporate expansions in a …

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Should Florida ban the sale of spray paint to minors? Darren Soto thinks so. | The Palm Beach Post

Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off on Should Florida ban the sale of spray paint to minors? Darren Soto thinks so. | The Palm Beach Post Wes Hodge

The Post’s Christine Stapleton reports that Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, has filed a bill that would ban the sale of spray paint to minors. Retailers who violated the ban could …

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Florida Among States Undercutting Health Care Enrollment – NYTimes.com

Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off on Florida Among States Undercutting Health Care Enrollment – NYTimes.com Wes Hodge

As many states prepare to introduce a linchpin of the 2010 health care law — the insurance exchanges designed to make health care more affordable — a handful of others are taking …

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What the hell is going on at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority? | SaintPetersBlog

Sep 17, 2013 Comments Off on What the hell is going on at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority? | SaintPetersBlog Wes Hodge

Legislatures don’t like to raise taxes.  So they delegate that dirty work to taxing districts or tolling authorities — entities of their creation. Clean hands on taxes? Maybe. Clean hands overall? …

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Did board members break law when ousting OOCEA head Max Crumit? | WESH.com

Sep 17, 2013 Comments Off on Did board members break law when ousting OOCEA head Max Crumit? | WESH.com Wes Hodge

Toll road drivers are getting a new boss after yet another shake-up at the region’s biggest toll road agency, and a WESH 2 News investigation reveals evidence that the board …

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On FOX News, Pam Bondi talks tough (but wrong) about ‘navigators’ | Naked Politics

Sep 17, 2013 Comments Off on On FOX News, Pam Bondi talks tough (but wrong) about ‘navigators’ | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Attorney General Pam Bondi was back on FOX News this morning, repeating her criticisms of the health care law and concerns about “navigators” hired to help the uninsured sign up for coverage. …

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Scott Maxwell: Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party, fundraise – Orlando Sentinel

Sep 17, 2013 Comments Off on Scott Maxwell: Pam Bondi delays execution so she can party, fundraise – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has long been accused of being a lightweight — someone more interested in scoring TV time on “Fox & Friends” than actually dispensing justice back …

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Alex Sink now will decide by Oct. 25 | Tampa Bay Times

Sep 17, 2013 Comments Off on Alex Sink now will decide by Oct. 25 | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

From Marc Caputo: Will she or won’t she run? Don’t ask Alex Sink. She sounds utterly unsure about whether she’ll run for governor. But the 2010 Democratic candidate and prior …

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Alan Grayson and Syria anti-war effort: A more-modest Grayson celebrates an anti-war victory

Sep 12, 2013 Comments Off on Alan Grayson and Syria anti-war effort: A more-modest Grayson celebrates an anti-war victory Wes Hodge

Hours after President Barack Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night on Syria, U.S. Rep.Alan Grayson sent a note of congratulations to his supporters with the subject line: “How We Stopped A War — …

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