Florida Five: Driverless cars, Debbie’s choice, Patrick Murphy feels heat

Start your day off with a look at Friday’s Florida Five top political stories from around the state. TGIF!

driverless carDriverless cars in Fl’s future?: The experts gathered and said Floridians could see widespread use of automated cars in the next decade or so due to advances in computer software, GPS systems and sensors. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the FDOT is gathering with the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and other groups to host the first ever Florida Automated Vehicles Summit to get driverless cars on the road in Florida…Read more.

Debbie’s choice: Who does U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz back, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama? That’s what Republicans are asking the Florida congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chairwoman after the Clinton issued a statement this week . . . Read more.

Fl state parks

Florida state parks rock!: Florida’s award-winning state parks and trails have achieved record-breaking attendance while contributing to the economy…Read more…Read more.

Gov. Scott tells Obama stop kicking the can: Faced with the outrage of Americans losing health insurance policies thanks to Obamacare, and and a combative Republican Congress, President Obama on Thursday tried to find a way out of the latest problem with the health-care law by offering to let states and insurance companies extend policies that don’t meet Obamacare requirements. . . .Read more.

patrickmurphy1114GOP tells Dem. Patrick Murphy to own the mess: Coordinators of national Republican congressional campaigns are targeting Democrats like Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy for trying to run away from past support for Obamacare as dismal enrollment numbers and huge numbers of cancelled insurance plans. . . Read more.

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