Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

The Hill: Zinke removing Florida from offshore drilling plan

Politico: Interior secretary says new drilling ‘off the table’ for Florida

Roll Call: Florida to Be Spared In Offshore Drilling Expansion, Zinke Says

CNN: In swift reversal, Trump admin says no new oil drilling off Florida coast

Politico: Trump delivers a Senate race sweetener to Scott

AP: Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast

Times: Rick Scott and Trump administration strike deal: No drilling off Florida coast

Times-Union: Trump administration says no oil drilling off Florida coast

Daily News: White House excludes Florida from drilling plan

Bradenton Herald($): Trump administration reverses course, pulls Florida’s coast from oil drill expansion


Herald Tribune: Florida congressional delegation opposes rolling back oil drilling regulations


Daily News: Florida legislators discuss change in law that punishes injured immigrant workers


Sentinel: Puerto Rico businesspeople tout economic clout


Times: Florida projected to have $1 trillion economy in 2018


Herald: Cuba reacts to Rubio hearing on Havana diplomats health problems


Herald: Tillerson to weigh in on acoustic events against American diplomats in Havana


Sun-Sentinel: Federal judge calls for quick settlement in opioid lawsuit


Times-Union: Florida abortion waiting period law struck down by judge

AP: Florida abortion waiting period law struck down by judge


Sun-Sentinel: Boca puts hold on emergency nursing home safety rules


Sentinel: Rubio seeks to honor Lt. Debra Clayton by renaming national law-enforcement program


Times: Obamacare enrollment remained strong in Florida, despite obstacles


Herald: Med school grads at this Florida university had the biggest student debt in the nation


Today: SpaceX denies Falcon rocket caused Zuma failure

Politico: Scott mixes old and new in final State of the State address

Herald: To start final year, Gov. Scott takes a bow, looks back, still sees work to be done


Ledger: Scott seeking tax cuts, laws to fight opioid crisis


NSF: Gov. Scott pushes lawmakers to make tax hikes more difficult


Herald Tribune: All eyes on confrontational House speaker as Florida’s legislative session kicks off


AP: After storms and scandals, Florida legislators start session


Politico: Sexual harassment, opioid crisis dominate Negron’s session opener


NSF: Senate scandals cloud start of Session

Post: Sex-scandal issues cloud pomp of Florida Legislature’s opening day


Sun-Sentinel: Puerto Rico representatives thank Scott for Hurricane Maria aid


WLRN: Corcoran’s Tax Stance Sets Up Election-Year Education Budget Battle


Politico: House speaker calls for full vote on subpoena of Emeril show producer


Florida Watchdog: School choice, sharing economy, jobs among issues as Florida’s legislative session opens


Herald: Two Florida lawmakers admit affair and apologize as legislative session opens

Post: Miami-Dade senators affair rocks Florida Legislature’s opening day

Sun-Sentinel: South Florida state senators acknowledge extramarital affair


TCPalm: ‘Dismemberment’ abortion in D&Es would be banned under Grall, Mayfield bills


Sun-Sentinel: Lawmakers to consider replacing PIP insurance with bodily injury coverage requirement


Democrat: Tallahassee Chamber chides Rep. Hager for ‘dangerous, disruptive idea’ to move capital


NSF: House panel OKs Slosberg’s bill to toughen texting-while-driving law


Democrat: The all but invisible state worker? Workforce issues low on legislative agenda


Democrat: Ausley wants Do Not Call law strengthened