Florida Five: US Rep grills Sebelius, Feds help fight citrus greening

Have a look at Thursday’s edition of the Florida Five – BPR’s picks for the top political stories around the state:

Sunshine State News

US Rep grills Sebelius: At a meeting of the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., turned up the heat on U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law.
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Senate again pushes for local pensions: A Senate committee pushed forward Wednesday with a bill that would overhaul how local governments fund pensions for police officers and firefighters, hoping that a different political climate in 2014 will allow the legislation to succeed after it died in the House during the spring legislative session…Read more.

Feds join fight in citrus greening: The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida’s — and possibly the entire nation’s — citrus crop…Read more.

gretchencarlson1212“Its’ nuts!” Carlson on Festivus beer can pole in Capitol: On “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” Carlson was outraged by the plans to place the so-called Festivus pole in the Capitol rotunda to compete with a nearby Nativity scene…Read more.

Senator wants “revenge porn” made a felony: Ex-lovers who are no longer in the picture shouldn’t be posting pictures either – not if they contain sexual images, anyway. That’s the idea behind a bill filed by Florida state Sen. David Simmons on Thursday…Read more.

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*This post and headline have been updated to reflect Sebelius was grilled in DC. She heads to Miami today.


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