Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Sentinel: Florida lawmaker urges FEMA to extend housing aid for evacuees in Florida


The Hill: Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’


TCPalm: Brian Mast: No vote for spending plan without money for VA, dike, opioids, disaster relief


Herald: In opioid-ravaged Florida, AG Sessions declares a new war on drugs


Herald: Why Florida’s orange growers will get more money than Puerto Rico’s broken power grid

Ledger: Florida orange crop shrinks as growers press for relief


NSF: Offshore drilling foes, supporters say Florida still in play


Post: Florida’s pot industry on track to hit $1 billion — but when?


TCPalm: FDOT conducting safety review of ‘skewed’ design for crossings on Treasure Coast, Space Coast


Herald: Pedestrian hit by Brightline train in Wilton Manors; sixth accident since testing began last year

Sun-Sentinel: Another person on railroad tracks struck by Brightline train


Herald: Confederate leaders have their own holidays in Florida. Will they be repealed?


Sentinel: Miami releases bacteria-infected mosquitoes to help fight Zika virus


Sentinel: Doug Guetzloe, conservative political consultant, dead at 63


Times-Union: UNF search for a new president is down to five finalists

AP: Florida legislators pass rival $87 billion budgets


NSF: Florida House ties major education policy changes to its budget plan

AP: Florida House passes sweeping schools and voucher bill


Democrat: Environmentalists suspicious of Gov. Scott’s deal to block oil drilling off Florida coasts


Florida Watchdog: Florida House, Senate $232 million apart in annual conservation fund allocations


WLRN: Miami-Dade School Officials Sought Compromise, Not Legal Battle, On Charters — And Might Get One


Herald: Florida will put funding for pro-life centers into law if the governor signs this bill

AP: Florida lawmakers pass bill to help anti-abortion centers


AP: Florida House speaker doesn’t favor total child marriage ban

PNJ: How young is too young to get married?


Post: Vacation rental change sails through Florida Senate committee


WLRN: State Education Officials Scold Broward District For Delaying Payments To Charter Schools


TCPalm: SFWMD picks smaller reservoir to cut Lake Okeechobee discharges; water quality questioned


Herald: State budget proposal could cost Jackson Memorial $59 million in Medicaid funding


Herald: Miami-Dade warns of massive bus route cuts if state bill passes


TCPalm: Rep. Fine wants Lorde’s concerts in Miami, Tampa canceled


Times: State extends scalloping zone to Pasco County