Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

The Hill: Trump drilling boost could boost Nelson’s chances in Fla.


Politico: GOP congressmen say Ryan to push permanent moratorium on eastern Gulf drilling


Daily News: Rooney says funding for Everglades is job one


Times-Union: Longtime aide to ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown begins 4-year prison sentence


Wash. Post: As influx of Puerto Ricans continues, Koch-backed group starts seeking them out in Florida


Politico: Some Florida officials optimistic after U.S. Supreme Court arguments in water dispute

AP: Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

Democrat: Florida, Georgia argue ‘water wars’ before high court

News-Herald: Supreme Court weighs arguments in Water Wars

News-Herald: Local leaders encouraged by water wars arguments


NSF: Irma insurance losses top $7 billion


Times: Opioid epidemic is driving thousands of Florida children into foster care, study finds


Times: Tampa law firms part of nationwide push to sue over opioid crisis


Post: Why are President Trump’s Tweets going on display in West Palm Beach?


Bradenton Herald($): Buchanan tours Myakka orange grove after passing citrus tax relief


Times: Regulators reject plan to rescue struggling coal and nuclear plants


Sentinel: Homicide numbers down in 2017, but difficult cases abounded


Sun-Sentinel: U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up Dalia Dippolito case


Sentinel: Events to honor Lt. Debra Clayton, Deputy Norman Lewis one year after deaths

Herald Tribune: Scott’s Senate plans may play into his final session

AP: Finale time: Florida Gov. Scott has wish list for session

NSF: State of the State speeches show Gov. Scott’s evolution


Ledger: Election year considerations likely to affect session


AP: Florida Legislature set to begin annual session


Sentinel: Scott releases records on nursing home deaths after Graham pays $1,200 for them


Democrat: Soros gives $100K to Gillum’s political committee


Herald: The maker of Oxycontin likes Rick Scott’s plan to limit opioids. So why don’t others?


Sentinel: Republican senator proposes more oversight for state voucher schools


Sun-Sentinel: South Florida state senators push back on Trump’s birth control changes


NWF Daily News: Lawmakers revisit moving Capitol building from Tallahassee


Democrat: Locals submit $40M in legislative funding requests


Sun-Sentinel: State Rep. George Moraitis running for Broward Republican chairman


DBNJ: Volusia-Flagler lawmakers to make cases for state funds


Post: Slosberg rips PBC legislative affairs director over drivers ed funding


Today: Altman’s campaign manager cleared of petty theft


Post: Wife, son of late Florida lawmaker arrested after dance floor scuffle, deputies say


Post: Wellington OKs rules to allow medical marijuana dispensaries


Times: Red Tide and speeding boats blamed for manatee deaths topping 500 in 2017