Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Herald Tribune: Rick Scott’s improving public image could make a Senate run more likely


Politico: Pence PAC spreads cash to vulnerable Republicans — but not Curbelo


Times: Marco Rubio wants to know why Florida ended three Hardest Hit Fund programs


Roll Call: Curbelo Builds Relationships Over Boquerones and Basketball


Sun-Sentinel: City sues Trump administration over federal immigration crackdown


Tribune: In Tampa visit, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommends aspirin over opioids for pain relief


Sentinel: Osceola joins national opioid legal action against drug companies


PNJ: UWF cuts ties with controversial Chinese-run institute


Times: Red-light camera challenge gets rough ride at state Supreme Court

Herald: This man got a ticket thanks to a red light camera. State Supreme Court hears case.

Sun-Sentinel: Florida Supreme Court hears red-light camera arguments


Democrat: Supreme Court hears arguments that hazing law is unconstitutional

AP: Florida Supreme Court hears case in FAMU band hazing death


Herald: Publix reverses policy denying coverage for HIV-prevention drug


Daily News: Irma slowed Collier tourism in 2017


Herald: Oops: County issues faulty data on first-time offenders held on immigration charges


Daily News: Floridians don’t have a lot to smile about; state ranks 44th for dental care


Sentinel: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says ‘absurd’ Starman launch boosts interest

Herald: This powerful legislator wants your attention. He might want to be your governor, too


AP: Florida legislators poised to approve rival budgets


Herald: What to make of Roger Stone meeting with possible gubernatorial candidate Richard Corcoran

Bay News 9: Roger Stone claims government agencies conspired against Donald Trump

Democrat: Roger Stone provokes laughter and anger at Tiger Bay Club


Sun-Sentinel: South Florida coral reef conservation bill heads to Gov. Scott


Sun-Sentinel: Insurers fail to get their way on Senate claims reform bill


NSF: Change in hospital funding could hit UF Health Shands


Herald Tribune: Sarasota state House candidates get help from prominent party members


Sun-Sentinel: Senators wade into legal thicket of Miami-Dade vegetable garden


Florida Watchdog: Florida’s proposed robot tax study bill a stymied harbinger of things to come?


Florida Watchdog: Florida Vacation Rentals Act faces key senate committee hearing


Herald Tribune: Sarasota OKs marijuana dispensaries within city limits


Democrat: Maddox never registered as Waste Pro lobbyist

Democrat: Waste Pro confirms cooperation in FBI probe

Democrat: Governance borrows $800K from Maddox associate


Herald: Are body cameras enough police scrutiny? County may revive civilian review board.


Bradenton Herald($): Gov. Scott touts Manatee engineering company, known for drones, for job creation