State Capital Briefs: Thursday, June 7, 2018
STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (EVENING EDITION): THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
June 7, 2018NSF Staff
SUICIDES INCREASE IN FLORIDA, COUNTRY

Florida’s suicide rate increased 10.6 percent from 1999 to 2016, though most states saw larger increases, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report showed an overall 25.4 percent increase nationally during the period, with only one state --- Nevada --- seeing a decrease in its rate...

TRUMP TAPS MIAMI-DADE JUDGE AS U.S. ATTORNEY

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will nominate a Miami-Dade County circuit judge to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Trump tapped Ariana Fajardo Orshan, who was appointed as a judge in 2012 by Gov. Rick Scott after beginning her legal career as a prosecutor in Miami-Dade County and working as a partner in a law firm...

SMITH FACES GOP FOE IN HOUSE RE-ELECTION BID

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, has drawn a Republican challenger as he runs this year for a second term in the Florida House. Orlando Republican Ben Griffin opened a campaign account Thursday to run in Orange County’s House District 49, according to the state Division of Elections website...