Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Daily News: Nelson dislikes tax bill but his idea helped its passage


NSF: Florida’s Irma loss estimates keep climbing


Sentinel: Dreamers from Central Florida head to D.C. to lobby for Clean DREAM Act


Sun: City wont pull Corrine Brown’s name from RTS facility — yet


Post: Opioid crisis: Palm Beach County looking for firms for Big Pharma suit

Sun-Sentinel: Palm Beach County set to sue drug companies over opioid epidemic


Sun-Sentinel: Everglades oil drilling fight resumes


Bay News 9: Republican legislation could reduce ranks of unionized teachers in Florida


NSF: Creation of slavery memorial at Florida Capitol clears Senate panel


TCPalm: Final Four: SFWMD reveals 4 options for Lake Okeechobee reservoir to curb discharges


Herald: Broward man who attacked classmate with hammer can keep GOP post, Florida GOP says


Florida Watchdog: Florida’s occupational licensing system seen as drag on economy


Herald: If u txt while u drive, FL wants u to stop. But will that add to racial profiling?


Sentinel: SunRail’s uncertain future ties to discord among Central Florida leaders


Sun-Sentinel: New traffic obstacle: Brightline testing express trains from Palm Beach to Lauderdale

Politico: Book slaps Latvala with complaint for ‘scorched earth’ tactics against accuser

Herald: Senator files complaint against Latvala for interfering in investigation

AP: Florida senator files complaint on peer accused of groping


Herald Tribune: Steube stifled again on gun bills after Senate committee kills measures

Ledger: Gun bills silenced in Senate committee

AP: Deadlocked: Florida Legislature unlikely to pass gun bills


NSF: Details of generator rules draw criticism


Politico: Ballard makes Politico’s Power List of 18 to watch in 2018


NSF: Florida tourist-tax proposal for broader use of money gets committee OK


Ledger: Bartow’s Jennifer Spath becomes 2nd Republican to file for Combee’s House seat


Herald Tribune: Good wins Democratic primary for Sarasota state House seat


TCPalm: First responders with PTSD would get help under bill Florida Legislature will consider

Sun-Sentinel: First responders’ family members plead for PTSD coverage in workers’ comp insurance


Politico: ‘Alligator Ron’ says he’ll still be involved after not being reappointed to wildlife panel


News-Press: FGCU’s $13.7M legislative request faces obstacles


Sun: Gainesville ending debris pickup for Hurricane Irma