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State Targets Pinellas, Hillsborough, Five Other Counties To Combat HIV

21 hours ago

More than $490,000 is being doled out to seven Florida counties, including Hillsborough and Pinellas, as part of a national effort to try to eradicate HIV and AIDS in the next 10 years.

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Florida Supreme Court justices are the highest-paid statewide officials, with their salaries substantially higher than the amounts paid to the governor, state Cabinet members and legislators.

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
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State lawmakers passed several bills in the wake of last year's scourge of red tide attacking the coastlines and blue-green algae coming out of Lake Okeechobee. But some environmentalists say they didn't address the source of the problem - nutrients flowing into waterways.

Secretary Post Remains Empty At Health Agency

May 16, 2019

Florida is grappling with an outbreak of hepatitis A but does not have a top health officer at the agency charged with ensuring the public’s health. 

DeSantis Transition Panel Targets Lower Health Costs, Improved Care

Dec 13, 2018

He may not have campaigned heavily on health care, but incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis is promising to make it a priority now.

Panel To Dig Into Health Issues For DeSantis

Dec 11, 2018

Lt. Gov.-elect Jeanette Nuñez and former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Alan Levine are co-chairing a committee that could help shape health-care plans for incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis.

DeSantis Transition To Include Health-Care Advisory Committee

Dec 7, 2018

The transition team of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is expected to announce a health-care advisory committee as soon as next week. 

Florida has elected the highest ranking Latina in the state's political history. State Representative Jeanette Nuñez will be the Lieutenant Governor alongside Republican congressman Ron DeSantis, the new Governor-elect.

Nuñez is the current Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. During her time as a state representative, she advocated for conservative tax policy to attract small businesses. She also took unique stances on issues like immigration, sponsoring a bill that would offer undocumented students in-state college tuition.

Running Mates May Add Heft On Health Care

Oct 23, 2018

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum have clashed over health care as they battle in the Nov. 6 election.

Until last week, there was plenty of speculation about who the two major party nominees for Florida governor would choose as their running mates.

Eventually, Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis named Miami State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, while Democrat Andrew Gillum tapped one of his primary opponents, Orlando businessman Chris King.