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Topic - Joe Negron
The drone industry isn't flying under the radar anymore. As industry leaders, government and military officials gather this week in Northern Virginia, the "unmanned vehicle systems" sector faces mounting questions on all sides, including privacy concerns, hostile state and local laws, and constitutional battles over the roles of drones in the modern U.S. military arsenal.
A Florida bill banning the use of drones by law enforcement won committee approval Wednesday.
State Senate leaders may propose cutting dentistry, optometry and mental health services for Medicaid patients as they try to curb the program's budget, which is expected to top $21 billion next year.
"But we're not there yet," Sen. Joe Negron said, AP reports.
"Drones are fine for killing terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but they shouldn't be used to monitor the activities of law-abiding Floridians," he said last week, according to The Palm Beach Post.