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  • Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise

    Florida Senate offers health care coverage compromise
    Top Florida senators are offering up a revamped health care coverage plan in an effort to end a stalemate with Republican House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott. Senate President Andy Gardiner announced Tuesday that the Senate was changing its proposal to...
  • Let states customize Obamacare solutions: My Word

    Let states customize Obamacare solutions: My Word
    It's almost hurricane season, and this year there is a good chance the first to make landfall in Florida will bear the name King v. Burwell. Is Florida prepared for the possibility of having to pay for all of Obamacare's taxes and penalties without...
  • Keep our state parks as natural treasures

    Florida's award-winning state parks are under attack. The same people charged with protecting our parks — Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection — are proposing that the parks allow...
  • Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle

    Mayo: Feds blink, offer compromise in Florida health care battle
    The feds blinked. Gov. Rick Scott's malevolence and stubbornness in refusing to expand Medicaid have been rewarded. But at least hospitals that serve the poor will get the safety-net funding they need, and Florida legislators have a framework to...
  • Commission on Political Diversion will come to order

    Gov. Rick Scott's Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding held its first meeting Wednesday, and the best moment came near the end. The first three hours had been crammed with data presentations and acronyms — LIP, FHURS, DRG. Then, during...
  • Amendment 1 money must be spent properly

    Amendment 1 money must be spent properly
    Thank you for the story by David Fleshler regarding misappropriates of public funds that should be used for voter-mandated desires. The voters determined it was best for Florida to acquire property to preserve water quality in this state. Now, both...
  • Is there a political pipeline from Legislature to Broward Commission?

    Is there a political pipeline from Legislature to Broward Commission?
    Broward County is doing a great job of recycling — when it comes to politicians. Thanks in part to term limits that kicked in at the state and county levels in 2000, there's a pipeline now from the state Legislature in Tallahassee to the Broward...
  • Red Cypress adding to micro-brew scene

    Red Cypress adding to micro-brew scene
    With truckloads of boilers, chillers and beer-making equipment delivered last week, Red Cypress is set to become Central Florida's newest micro-brewery. General manager and CEO Ryan Parker said production will start at their facility in Winter Springs...
  • Latest traveler alert may focus on human trafficking

    Latest traveler alert may focus on human trafficking
    Florida's newest traveler alert signs may have nothing to do with road conditions or airport delays. Instead, the signs would bring awareness to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, if a bill passed by the Florida Legislature is signed by the...
  • Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery

    Hospitals call out Scott on political quackery
    Florida just got a needed second opinion on the state's health care finance crisis. To ease the crisis he created, Gov. Rick Scott has prescribed a special commission — which holds its first meeting today — and profit-sharing among the...
  • Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters

    Medicaid, super-scholars, and Catholic Church: Letters
     Medicaid stalemate Thanks to Jason Brodeur for elaborating on the state House of Representatives' refusal to agree to the federally funded Medicaid expansion that the Senate is promoting ("House's health plan reduces cost and improves access," Sunday)....