MIAMI (AP) - State insurance officials plan to release figures next week on how much health plans will cost under the Affordable Care Act for 2015. Rate increases seem inevitable as insurers say their new consumers are older and sicker than anticipated.
MIAMI (AP) - A coalition of civil rights and immigrant rights groups has asked 62 Florida counties to stop local law enforcement agencies from detaining people for alleged civil immigration violations at the request of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They say the ICE detainers violate the basic principle that the government cannot put someone in jail without due process.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Doctors and health care providers challenging a Florida gun law say they will appeal a recent decision to uphold the measure. A federal appeals court last week ruled that the law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership is constitutional and doesn't violate their First Amendment speech rights.
MIAMI (AP) - A former Miami-Dade County public works official who oversaw thousands of roadway lights has been sentenced to five years in prison for accepting $150,000 in bribes. The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that 67-year-old Garfield Perry was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in May.
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