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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...
  • 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...
  • Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics

    Florida Legislature, homelessness: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Brent Trotter, CEO and president of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Trotter discusses the...
  • Gardiner seeks to expand state jobs for disabled

    Gardiner seeks to expand state jobs for disabled
    TALLAHASSEE — A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner of Orlando. The measure...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Florida senators meet with feds over health care money

    Florida senators meet with feds over health care money
    TALLAHASSEE — Amid growing budget discord that could derail this year's session of the Florida Legislature, Senate President Andy Gardiner dispatched two top Republican senators to Washington to talk with federal officials about more than $1 billion...
  • Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing

    Halfway through session, lawmakers resolve next to nothing
    TALLAHASSEE — Nearly halfway through Florida's legislative session, consensus remains elusive on nearly every major issue: health care, conservation, school testing, the budget and tax cuts. The only substantive bill that has been passed so far...
  • Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy

    Senate to Obama: We don't like new Cuba policy
    TALLAHASSEE --  After sometimes-emotional discussion, the Florida Senate went on the record Tuesday opposing President Obama's decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. Senators approved in a voice vote what is known as a "memorial" (SM 866),...
  • Tax credit program for blighted areas to end

    Tax credit program for blighted areas to end
    TALLAHASSEE — After two years of negative reports, lawmakers are prepared to end a decades-old program giving tax breaks to businesses in areas with chronic poverty and unemployment. Enterprise zones, created by the Legislature in 1982 but handled...