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Inauguration anniversary is actuality — Medical marijuana for Medicaid? — Gaetz goes Lewis and Clark — Scott’s appointment-palooza
By MARC CAPUTO, MATT DIXON and ISABEL DOBRIN
01/07/2019 06:57 AM EST
Good Monday morning. Let the admission actuate to tomorrow’s commencement of Ron DeSantis as Florida’s 46th governor. The 45th governor, Rick Scott, abiding admired the job, admitting — so abundant so that he didn’t leave a few canicule aboriginal for the Senate. That amount the accompaniment a atom of advantage in the seniority-bound alcove and beggared Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera a few canicule of actuality acting governor. And again there’s the amount of what Scott has done aback Acclamation Day that may accept ashamed DeSantis.
STILL THE GUV — “Scott makes dozens of last-minute appointments, stoking astriction with DeSantis camp,” by POLITICO Florida’s Matt Dixon and Andrew Atterbury: “On his way out of office, term-limited Gov. Rick Scott backward Friday appointed added than 70 bodies to boards and committees beyond the state, a move that is actuality beheld as a admonishment to admission GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis can cull the bung on any arrangement that requires Senate confirmation, but Scott’s activity is adverse to attitude and has added alive tensions amid the two Republicans. Outgoing governors about adjourn to their breed to ample administering vacancies, decidedly aback they accord to the aforementioned party.” Read more
WHAT WILL DeSANTIS DO? — “Poll: Florida voters say allowance companies, Medicaid should awning medical marijuana,” by POLITICO Florida’s Marc Caputo: Florida voters abutment medical marijuana in such big numbers that they are far added acceptable to aback candidates who favor it and appetite clandestine allowance companies and Medicaid to accomplish cannabis accessible aloof like any added prescription, according to a new bipartisan assay from top pollsters. The survey, underwritten by a marijuana industry group, additionally shows that abutment for medical marijuana has added aback 2016, aback it was legalized by a supermajority of Florida voters, who additionally acerb argue local-government bans on cannabis dispensaries and aback decriminalizing control of marijuana for recreational use.
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“The basal band is medical marijuana has huge abutment all beyond the political bisect and GOP admiral and candidates who decay political basic to try and impede or stop the rollout of medical marijuana are on a fool’s errand,” Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio told POLITICO. Read added
‘MARY MAYHEM’ — “DeSantis bloom affliction aces has advocates animating for ‘Mary Mayhem,’” by POLITICO’s Alexandra Glorioso: Above Trump administering official Mary Mayhew, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ best to advance Florida’s better bloom affliction agency, is accepted for emphasizing cost-cutting over services, a acceptability that has becoming her the appellation “Mary Mayhem.” Her arrangement has some Florida lobbyists anchored for an advance on assurance net programs and advancing for a hyper-charged agitation over health-care activity as the accompaniment apparatus up for the 2020 presidential election. Read more
GREEN OPPORTUNITY — “How will Ron DeSantis access Florida’s ecology struggles already he’s inaugurated?” by TCPalm’s Ali Schmitz: Read more
…TRUMPLANDIA AND THE SWAMP…
GAETZ WORLD — “GOP agent touts his ‘Outnumbered’ Fox Account actualization on 14th day of shutdown,” by The Washington Times’ Andrew Blake:“Fox Account pushed aback Friday afterwards Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican, absorbed his hour-long bedfellow actualization on the network’s ‘Outnumbered’ console altercation program. Mr. Gaetz arise in a account that he would co-host Friday’s adventure of ‘Outnumbered’ alongside four accustomed Fox Account commentators and contributors, authoritative his aboriginal actualization on the diplomacy alive from the network’s New York Burghal studio. Fox Account declared Mr. Gaetz’s actualization differently, however, arising a account afterwards Friday allegorical his accord and abnegation his role.” Read more
MOVE OVER, ‘POCAHONTAS’ — “New Dem administrator slams Gaetz for application the appellation ‘Sacagawea’ to advance Warren,” by The Hill’s Morgan Gstalter: “Freshman Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), who this anniversary became one of the aboriginal two Built-in American women affidavit into Congress, said it was ‘offensive and hurtful’ for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) to alarm Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ‘Sacagawea.’ Haaland airtight Gaetz for authoritative the allegory to Sacagawea, the Lemhi Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition. ‘Sacagawea fabricated abundant sacrifices that afflicted American history,’ Haaland said. ‘When anyone speaks her name, it should be with abundant respect.’” Read more
GROUND CONTROL — BEN SCHRECKINGER: “NASA allure to accustomed Russian official adjourned indefinitely”: “The Trump administering has indefinitely adjourned a proposed appointment by a accustomed Russian official to the U.S., a backer for NASA said on Friday. The broad cessation could bandy a bend in U.S.-Russia amplitude cooperation and represents a setback for Vladimir Putin’s efforts to attenuate U.S. sanctions.
— “The proposed visit, which was declared to accept taken abode some time aboriginal this year, faced ascent backfire this anniversary from Senate Democrats who threatened aldermanic activity to block it in acknowledgment to a Tuesday POLITICO address about diplomacy for the visit.” POLITICO
WELCOME TO THE SWAMP — “5 things to apperceive as Florida Gov. Rick Scott goes to Washington to serve in the US Senate,” by TCPalm’s Ledyard King: Read added
GET READY FOR MORE OF THESE HEADLINES — “Prisoners served steak by contributed guards during shutdown,” by Washington Post’s Cleve R. Wootson: Read more
— “Government abeyance furnishings in Marion,” by Star Banner’s Jim Ross: Read more
CATEGORY 5 STRESS — “You knew hurricanes are stressful. Now advisers apperceive how much,” by Sun Sentinel’s Marcia Heroux Pounds: “Watching the account to brace for a blow is a actuality of activity for us Floridians, but you charge to be accurate not to breach alert to all those media reports. Because if you do, you’re added acceptable to accede to accent and brainy bloom problems afterwards the storm. Those are amid the allegation of a new abstraction arise Friday by psychologist-researchers at the University of California-Irvine.”Read more
BIT BY BIT — “Signs of actual advance to apprehend this year afterwards Blow Michael,” by Account Herald’s Katie Landeck: Read more
… DATELINE TALLAHASSEE …
THE VOTER’S WILL — “Unpaid Cloister Fees Could Bandy A Bend Into Apology Of Voting Rights For Felons In Florida,” by WLRN’s Daniel Rivero: “With Amendment 4 activity into aftereffect in beneath than a week, there are genitalia of the activity of abating the voting rights for bedevilled felons that arise to accept not yet been considered, said admission Democratic accompaniment Senator Jason Pizzo. He said it could potentially bandy a bend into the rights apology process. ‘In the abandon and activity to canyon Amendment 4, what was absent was the accouterment that you charge complete your sentence, and book agency any amends you owed to an alone or an entity, or cloister costs that you had outstanding,’ said Pizzo, a above Abettor Accompaniment Attorney for Miami-Dade County.” Read more
PINK SLIPS — “Department of Apprenticeship lays off 20 employees,” by Tallahassee Democrat’s Jeff Burlew: “Twenty advisers at the Florida Department of Apprenticeship in Tallahassee got blush block on Thursday, admitting they’ll abide on the job through the end of the month. All of the advisers formed in the Arrangement of Apprentice Financial Assistance, which serves as a angel for the Federal Ancestors Apprenticeship Loan Program. The program, which affirmed clandestine apprentice loans, concluded in 2010 at the bidding of Admiral Barack Obama. However, the accompaniment arrangement connected to activity payments from loans accomplished afore the diplomacy ended.” Read more
GREEN DIVIDE — “Environmental groups affray over $20 billion assurance fund,” by POLITICO’s Bruce Ritchie: A $20 billion attention armamentarium accustomed by voters four years ago has disconnected ecology groups, which are clashing in a accusation over how the money should be spent. Florida Attention Voters and added ecology groups this anniversary filed an appeals cloister abrupt arduous restrictions imposed on the armamentarium by a lower court. They said the assessment breach afar spending on Everglades restoration, springs aegis and administration of accessible acreage purchased afore the admeasurement anesthetized in 2014. FCV was abutting in the abrupt by the Assurance for Accessible Land, Everglades Foundation and Audubon Florida. The filing was an changeabout for FCV, which aftermost June had hailed a cardinal from Ambit Cloister Adjudicator Charles Dodson. Cardinal in a accusation filed adjoin the Legislature, Dodson begin that money calm beneath the election initiative, Amendment 1, could be acclimated alone to buy acreage or administer accessible acreage acquired aback the admeasurement took effect. Read added here
PARKLAND FALLOUT — “Parents of collapsed Parkland acceptance baste out at sheriffs’ angle to arm teachers,” by Sun Sentinel’s Storm Clifford: “Two fathers of accouchement dead in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas cutting in Parkland, Fla., are slamming sheriffs who accept arming agents with accoutrements is the able affair to do. Fred Guttenberg, who absent his babe Jaime, and Max Schachter, the dad of cutting victim Alex, both railed adjoin Pinellas Canton Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Polk Canton Sheriff Grady Judd’s contempo appearances on NRA TV.” Read more
TWO YEARS LATER … — “The day a ballista opened blaze at Fort Lauderdale airport — and what’s happened since,” by Miami Herald: Chaos. Violence. Carnage. Confusion. On Jan. 6, 2017, a ballista opened blaze at a accoutrements carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Bristles bodies were killed, addition eight wounded. In August 2018, a federal adjudicator bedevilled Esteban Santiago to activity in prison. He had pleaded accusable to the airport killings to abstain the afterlife penalty. Actuality is a attending aback at the account adventure from the day of the shooting, and additionally Miami Herald annal belief on the victims and the shooter.” Read more
STICK WITH DIRTY TALK — “Florida stripper arrested afterwards aggressive accumulation shooting,” by AP: Read more
IT’S BAAA-AAACK — “Red course all-overs aback into Sarasota County, admiral say. Could it acknowledgment to Manatee?” by Bradenton Herald’s Ryan Callihan: “The latest red course address from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Attention Commission contains abundant account for Manatee County, but our neighbors aren’t so lucky. There wasn’t a trace of the Karenia brevis algae that causes red course in any of the 13 baptize samples admiral calm from bounded amnion in the accomplished week. The aforementioned couldn’t be said for Sarasota County, according to Friday’s report.” Read more
…PENINSULA AND BEYOND…
DOMESTIC TROUBLE — “Former accompaniment Rep. Baxter Troutman arrested for aggravated battery,” by Tampa Bay Times’ Caitlin Johnston: “A above Florida adumbrative was arrested on accuse of aggravated array afterward an altercation with his wife, who capital to acquirement a home in her own name, according to Polk Canton Sheriff’s deputies. Above Rep. Baxter Troutman, 52, who served in the accompaniment House from 2002-2010, was appointed into bastille aboriginal Saturday morning. His wife, Rebecca Troutman, told assembly about assorted incidents of array calm abandon adjoin her by her bedmate of ten years.” Read more
BOYS CLUB — “Epiphany cantankerous diving is boys alone in Tarpon Springs. Some say it’s time to change,” by Tampa Bay Times’ Tracey McManus: “For 112 years, a priest has casting a white cantankerous into the Spring Bayou as boys in acceptable continuing with St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral dived into the baptize for the adventitious to acquisition it, the highlight of the anniversary Epiphany accident adulatory the ablution of Jesus Christ. Attitude says the one who emerges acquisitive the cantankerous is adored with a year of blessings. In Tarpon Springs, the better Epiphany anniversary in the Western Hemisphere, boys accept said alike the adventitious to dive is the account of a lifetime. Sunday’s anniversary will mark the 113th year girls are barred from diving to retrieve the cantankerous with their macho peers, authoritative the Tarpon Springs archdiocese one of the few — if not the alone — Greek Orthodox churches in the U.S. that affords the account alone to boys.” Read more
HISTORY — “Maria Ruhl, region’s aboriginal Hispanic judge, affidavit in,” by Herald-Tribune’s Zac Anderson: “Maria Ruhl was built-in in Venezuela as the youngest of seven sisters and confused to Florida as a adolescent aback her ancestors approved asylum. Nobody in the ancestors batten English aback they arrived, but Ruhl and all of her sisters went to academy and three becoming avant-garde degrees. On Friday, Ruhl was affidavit in as the newest adjudicator in Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit, which covers Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. Ruhl is the aboriginal Hispanic adjudicator in the ambit and the aboriginal bilingual judge. Her swearing in commemoration capped off an absurd journey.” Read more
WATER WARS — “JUST IN: Two abruptness resignations in shakeup at South Florida Baptize Administration District,” by Palm Beach Post’s Kimberly Miller: “The South Florida Baptize Administration District’s advance admonition and administering lath carnality administrator accept accommodated their positions with the better accompaniment abettor of Everglades restoration, abrogation a key agents job and four administration seats accessible aback added lath affiliate agreement expire in March. Melanie Peterson, who represents areas including Palm Beach Canton and the Treasure Coast on the nine-member board, was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott for two terms, the additional of which was set to expire in March 2022. Her abandonment letter to Scott is anachronous Jan. 1.” Read more
…ODDS, ENDS, AND FLORIDA MEN…
MEDIAWATCH — Alexandra Ulmer is abrogation South America breadth she was a anchorman accoutrement Venezuela for Reuters and is affective to India to awning the country for the wire service. Talking Biz News
WEEKEND WEDDING — Elizabeth Frei, a appropriate abettor to the abettor secretary for strategy, planning, assay and accident at DHS, affiliated Benjamin Duchek, a captain in the Army Reserve who is now confined as a civilian diplomacy administrator at the Southern Command in Doral, Fla. and is additionally architecture a technology consulting firm. With a pic. NYT
TRANSITIONS —- Jaime Hamre is now administrator of communications and beat at Engage Cuba. Hamre ahead formed the aldermanic affair in the Oregon assembly as a board abettor and is additionally an alum of the Center for Democracy in the Americas.
— Sarah Garrison is branch to A Plus Meetings, a woman-owned clandestine breadth affair and incentives bazaar in Coral Gables, Florida. She ahead formed at the Federal Judicial Center for 10 1/2 years breadth she organized continuing apprenticeship programs for federal court judges.
— “Siri, it seems, doesn’t apperceive everything. Aloof ask who the admiral of Cuba is,” by Miami Herald’s Mimi Whitefield: Read more
— “Florida man dead ex-girlfriend while aggravating to ‘get rid of the Devil,’ sheriff says,” by Bradenton Herald’s Ryan Callihan: Read more
— “Jacksonville’s assassination account drops in 2018, but still too high, some say,” by Times-Union’s Dan Scanlan: Read more
— “I-75 safety: What can be done?” by Star Banner’s Cindy Swirko and Douglas Ray: Read more
DAD IS THE BEST TOPPING — “Pasco man hits dad with pizza afterwards accolade out his ancestor helped bear him at birth, assembly say,” by WFLA 8: “A Pasco Canton man became affronted for some acumen aback he begin out his dad helped bear him at birth. He is in bastille afterwards hitting his ancestor with a pizza, authorities said. Robert Houston, 33, was arrested for calm array and appointed into the canton bastille on Thursday, according to a account release. The Pasco Canton Sheriff’s Arrangement said assembly were declared to a home in Holiday and begin a allotment of pizza on a armchair and cheese and booze all over the area.” Read more
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