State News

JUSTICES RULE MEDICAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE DISCLOSED

By JIM SAUNDERS
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

.THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 31, 2017.......... In a ruling that could have implications for medical-malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment.

LAWMAKERS LOOK AT TEARING DOWN 'LIQUOR WALL'

By JIM TURNER
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 26, 2017.......... A measure that would allow Floridians to mix vodka and veggies in their shopping carts --- something prohibited for more than eight decades --- sailed through a Senate committee on Thursday.

The Regulated Industries Committee, in a 9-1 vote, backed the latest proposal (SB 106) to repeal a Depression-era law requiring liquor stores and bars to be separated from groceries and other retail goods, commonly referred to as the "liquor wall."

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