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  • Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word

    Scott's backpedaling on Medicaid bad news: My Word
    Just when it looked as if Florida might do the right thing and accept federal money to provide health-care coverage for about 800,000 of the state's working poor, Gov. Rick Scott throws a wrench in the works. Scott, who in 2013 backed taking some $51...
  • Political role reversals: Republicans bash Kochs, Orlando Dems support GOP budget

    To kick of this week, I thought we’d start with some political stories from last week that you may have missed. GOP vs. Koch Bros. We start with the Koch Brothers, who are increasingly getting bad-mouthed ... by Florida Republicans.  That...
  • Gov. Scott reverses course, opposes Medicaid expansion

    Gov. Rick Scott reversed course Monday, saying he no longer supports Medicaid expansion as talks break down between Florida and its request for the federal government to extend funds to hospitals that serve low-income patients. Scott wants the federal...
  • Senator's child with Down syndrome inspires legislation

    As Andy Gardiner and his wife, Camille, drove home from the Orlando hospital with their newborn son 11 years ago, in shock at having just learned he had Down syndrome, they made a decision that reverberates in the Florida Legislature today. With Gardiner...
  • In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists

    In Legislature, practical Republicans battle obstructionists
    There is a war raging in Tallahassee. It is not, however, between Republicans and Democrats. It is between Republicans and other Republicans. Between the practical and the ideologues. Between the solutionists and the obstructionists. Between...
  • Reacting to outcry, state Senate limits school testing

    TALLAHASSEE — Responding to the ongoing backlash about Florida's standardized testing, the Florida Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping bill that would place limits on the use of tests in the state's public schools. The vote followed two days of...
  • House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion

    House budget chief: No dancing with Senate on Medicaid expansion
    TALLAHASSEE – In the most adamant remarks yet from House leaders, Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, said Thursday the chamber “won’t dance” with the Senate on Medicaid expansion. “We’re not dancing this...
  • Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan

    Senate pushes Medicaid expansion plan
    TALLAHASSEE — Prompted by Sen. President Andy Gardiner, senators on Tuesday gave their most vocal backing yet of an alternative plan to expand Medicaid while imposing work and co-pay requirements. But the proposal already faces staunch opposition...
  • Scott back on TV with 'Let's Get to Work' message

    Just two months into his final term as governor, Rick Scott is campaigning on television again with a new commercial touting his accomplishments and legislative plans. His Let's Get to Work PAC, which largely supported both of his gubernatorial...
  • Florida legislators stuff budget with millions for projects

    Florida legislators say there just isn't enough money for everything when it comes to crafting a new state budget. State workers, for example, aren't getting a raise. There's no money for new judges to handle the growing number of cases in the courts....
  • Gardiner push for disability education options clears Senate

    Gardiner push for disability education options clears Senate
    TALLAHASSEE – New funding, service and education options for disabled students and their parents took a major step forward Wednesday as the Senate passed a batch of bills to expand scholarships and offer higher learning programs. The bills all...