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PNS Daily Newscast - April 25, 2018 


President Trump loses another round in court on immigrant “dreamers.” Also on today’s rundown: Environmentalists tell New York Gov. Cuomo to match words with action; California lawmakers wear jeans, taking a stand against sexual violence; and Airbnb is called out for “secret tax deals.”

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Florida's medical marijuana program currently has 1,314 doctors registered to recommend medical marijuana as a treatment. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida's Medical Cannabis Registry reached a milestone recently with more than 100,000 patients signed up for treatment. Advocates of cannabis use say that number would've been four times as much if it weren't for state officials searching for ways to restrict use. Nearly

A study by the Insured Retirement Institute shows 54 percent of Baby Boomers and 40 percent of Gen-Xers have no retirement savings. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While retirement is a time for people to relax and unwind, recent studies show it's become more stressful for many because of a lack of financial planning. Studies by the Insured Retirement Institute provide alarming new statistics that show that 42 percent of Baby Boomers

An aerial view of the solar farm during construction of Babcock Ranch, Fla. (Babcock Ranch)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One brand-new Florida town has taken its first steps toward becoming completely solar powered. Babcock Ranch, just north of Ft. Myers, already has residents moving in and businesses looking to get in on the action. The town's developers hope its success will keep the fede

Direct primary care is similar to a monthly service to a gym or online monthly service, where patients pay a flat rate directly to the physician, with no insurance involvement. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As states look to make changes to health care affordability and accessibility, Florida lawmakers passed a new bill that can potentially make medical care more pay-friendly. House Bill 37 creates a more direct relationship between patient and physician, as doctors can sign

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs the new gun-control bill into law. (Trimmel Gomes)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Even though the National Rifle Association sued the state of Florida just after Gov. Rick Scott signed a new gun control bill Friday afternoon, parents of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are calling on other states to follow Florida's lead. SB 7026 rai

Florida drivers now face a $60 fine and enhanced penalties if they're texting and an accident is involved. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida House overwhelmingly approved a measure on Thursday that would make texting behind the wheel a primary offense – but the measure was put in park in the Florida Senate. A top Senate Republican is blocking House Bill 33 from advancing, saying he's concerne

As in many pension funds, Florida teachers are passive investors in gun manufacturing — which means they don't choose the holdings through the Florida Retirement System. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While teachers and students in Florida debate the state government on gun control, it seems educators may be more involved with the manufacturing of the weapons than many expect. The Florida Retirement System Pension Plan holds $528,000 in stock for American Outdoor Brand

The Agriculture Department’s Division of Licensing would have to “issue or deny” a concealed carry permit within 90 days of the permit application, according to an analysis of SB 740. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has delayed his proposal that would allow people in some circumstances to get a concealed carry permit without a complete background check. Now, it looks like the bill has no future

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