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  • House raises Rick Scott, proposes bigger budget with more teacher money

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House budget-writers have responded to Gov. Rick Scott's call to prioritize education this year with a $74.4 billion spending plan that includes more money for teacher raises and universities. Both the House and Senate are releasing...
  • Tax collector is a political post we don't need

    Tax collector is a political post we don't need
    Today we're talking about political waste, arts-center plans, the wrongfully convicted and elderly Floridians who are neglected and abused. Let's start with the waste. I've argued for years that Orange County taxpayers needn't keep spending money on...
  • Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid

    Florida has no choice but to cut Medicaid
    Republican lawmakers in Tallahassee are planning to slash Medicaid, a health-care program for low-income residents. Pay attention, because this is only the beginning. Medicare is next. Washington can no more afford Medicare, a socialized health...
  • For long-term care building residents and their families, it's often hard to know when to complain.

    Should cold coffee or unappetizing food be reported to the executive director of the building? What if call buttons go unanswered for 30 minutes by the nursing staff? Or how about situations where resident safety is truly jeopardized, say, when the...
  • Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities

    Report: Cutting Medicaid would hurt 285,000 Va. seniors, people with disabilities
    With some policy makers looking to cut Medicaid to close budget gaps, Families USA, a nonprofit that advocates for health care consumers, came out with a report showing the impact to Virginians. Cuts would hurt 285,000 seniors and people with disabilities...
  • Fraud, neglect cited in report on California nursing homes

     
    California Attorney General investigators found widespread health and safety problems in nursing homes throughout the state, according to an advocacy group that released the reports....
  • The official responses to health care decisions are in

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Press release after press release is being sent out in reaction to the Supreme Court's health care decision released just an hour ago. Here are some of the responses so far: National Federation of Independent Business (Plaintiff in...
  • A bipartisan report card for Rick Scott’s budget

     
    Tomorrow's column looks at Rick Scott's budget proposal. Personally, I had trouble getting past the fact that he flat-out lied when it came to public education — repeatedly promising not to make cuts to our schools and then suggesting more than $3...
  • Scott wants to privatize veterans homes

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's $65.8 billion spending pitch to lawmakers includes privatizing veterans homes, mental health facilities and developmental disability centers, which the governor's budget staff has concluded will save $103.9 million....
  • Talking jazz with Denise Donatelli: Singer traces her steps from Allentown to Grammy nomination

     
    When Denise Donatelli was growing up in South Whitehall Township in the 1950s and 1960s, her home was a rural enclave: surrounded by farmland divided by Route 309. Denise Donatelli It was there, with no other homes around and a......
  • Nursing home is fined after patient dies after choking

     
    California health regulators have levied a $100,000 fine against a Santa Monica nursing home after concluding that inadequate care led to the death of a patient who died after choking while eating dinner, officials said Wednesday. Goldstar...