Dana Young: Let’s get the medical marijuana licensing train rolling

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online   Sen. Dana Young is pressing the Department of Health to ramp up efforts to issue more licenses for medical marijuana providers. Young, a Tampa Republican, sent a letter to Office of Medical Marijuana Use director ChristianBax on Tuesday. She referred to the state’s cracking the 100,000 mark last Friday – coincidentally on April 20, …

Dana Young holding April 24 fundraiser for Senate re-election

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online   Tampa Republican Sen. Dana Young is holding a campaign kick-off fundraiser later this month for her re-election to Senate District 18. Young’s event is set for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 24 at the Tampa Yacht & Country Club, 5320 Interbay Boulevard. …

Dana Young has $950K on hand for SD 18 re-election

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online   Tampa Republican Sen. Dana Young said Tuesday that she’s raised nearly $1.3 million for her Senate District 18 re-election bid and has $950,000 in the bank. “I am truly honored by the overwhelming support I have received for my re-election campaign for State Senate …

Rick Scott signs trauma center bill

Florida Politics Click Here to Learn More   Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a bill that would put to rest years of legal and regulatory fights over the state’s trauma center system. HB 1165, sponsored by Panama City Republican Rep. Jay Trumbull, in part aims to stem the flow of litigation against the state’s …

Anti-Fracking Bill Advances In Florida Legislature

Clean Technica Click here To Read Online For all intents and purposes, the Republican party is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries. So it is somewhat surprising to learn that a bill in the Florida Senate that would ban fracking in the Sunshine State has been endorsed by all …

‘Remote’ Pharmacies Plan Gets Senate OK

WUSF Click Here to Read Online The Senate Health Policy Committee gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a bill that would create in law so-called “remote dispensing site pharmacies” and allow managed-care plans to use them in meeting network adequacy requirements. Committee Chairwoman Dana Young, R-Tampa, told the panel that when …

Greyhound steroids ban clears another committee

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online A Senate bill to bar the use of steroids in racing greyhounds cleared another committee Wednesday, as a poison-pill amendment was withdrawn at the last minute. The measure (SB 674) was approved by the Agriculture Committee on a 8-1 vote, with only Delray …

Senate committee approves statewide fracking ban

A controversial method of extracting natural gas would be banned statewide under a bill approved by a Senate panel Monday. But while the Senate is moving forward on a ban on fracking — a process whereby a mixture of water and chemicals is forced deep underground at high pressure to …

Dana Young: Florida’s boaters deserve consumer protections, too

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online As an avid recreational boat owner and sixth-generation Floridian, I know there’s no better way to enjoy our state’s spectacular waters than taking your boat out. And I’m certainly not alone — Florida is home to almost 1 million registered boats, and every …

Greyhound steroids ban moves in Senate

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online A bill to ban all uses of steroids in racing dogs has cleared a key Senate panel. The Regulated Industries Committee, which generally gets first crack at gambling-related bills, OK’d the measure (SB 674) 7-2 on Wednesday. State regulations now allow use only …