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Andy Gardiner

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  • Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial

    Worthy bills, programs fell victim to deadlock: Editorial
    American poet John Greenleaf Whittier memorably wrote, "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" A lot of good that might have been accomplished by the Florida Legislature this year fell victim to decisions made...
  • Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks

    Dr. Phillips Center gets $2 million in last minute budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE – The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts will receive $2 million in state money for its planned expansion under a budget agreement reached Saturday by House and Senate negotiators. The money had not been included in previous...
  • Major hurdles remain as lawmakers press on in budget talks

    Major hurdles remain as lawmakers press on in budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE – Top House and Senate budget negotiators met Thursday and finalized spending plans for the courts and most state agencies, but major differences still need to be resolved to get to a final budget deal and avert a partial government...
  • Florida editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: June 8 Miami Herald on access to Medicaid: The House's refusal to join the Senate in expanding access to Medicaid for hundreds of thousands of Floridians last Friday puts an end to the debate for this year,...
  • House committee passes bill deregulating new hospitals

    A Florida House committee on Wednesday passed a bill strongly supported by Gov. Rick Scott that would do away with what he calls the unnecessary red tape before new hospitals can be built. But the measure is unlikely to pass in the Senate. A so-called...
  • Local projects may snag budget talks

    Local projects may snag budget talks
    TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers working on a budget are stuck on major differences over health care and conservation spending, but projects in the Central Florida districts of Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli also are...
  • Lawmakers begin to piece together state budget

    Lawmakers begin to piece together state budget
    TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers began to put the pieces of the budget together Saturday, a process that has taken longer this year than any time over the past 23 years. House and Senate negotiators traded offers on spending plans, but major disagreement...
  • House kills Senate's health care expansion

    House kills Senate's health care expansion
    TALLAHASSEE — A plan to offer 800,000 Floridians health care using Medicaid funds flat-lined Friday when the Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly voted down the bill, likely killing the issue for perhaps years to come. The dramatic 72-41...
  • Failure to expand health care hurts all Floridians: Editorial

    Failure to expand health care hurts all Floridians: Editorial
    Now that Florida House Republicans have delivered the kill shot to a bipartisan Senate plan to expand health-care coverage with federal funds, it's about time to assess the casualties. The obvious victims are the 800,000 low-income Floridians without...
  • House digs in against health plan, pivots to budget

    House digs in against health plan, pivots to budget
    TALLAHASSEE – Republican House members kept up their resistance Thursday to a Senate plan to expand health coverage to the uninsured even as they moved closer to the Senate on a budget deal to avert a state government shutdown. A final vote on the...
  • Senate passes health plan as issue comes to a head

    Senate passes health plan as issue comes to a head
    TALLAHASSEE – Senators issued a series of dire warnings in fervent speeches Wednesday before amending and passing a bill offering health insurance to up to 800,000 Floridians, all with the aim of getting House support. But so far, House leaders...