In the battle over federal hospital funds, the Obama administration says no mediation is needed despite Florida Governor Rick Scott’s request for it.
In the likely final act of one of the most divisive legislative debates in years, the Florida House voted decisively Friday to reject a proposal that would have used federal Medicaid expansion money to help lower-income Floridians purchase private health insurance.
The state’s House quickly approved a series of bills Thursday morning that will set the stage for budget negotiations with the Senate.
Describing it as a “compromise solution,” Senate leaders have released a proposal that would revise their plan for extending health-care coverage to about 800,000 uninsured Floridians.
Every thing from money for teachers and child abuse investigations to how the state responds in the wake of a hurricanes would be impacted if the Florida legislature can’t reach a deal on a new budget in the next couple of weeks.
Florida hospitals have fired back against Gov. Rick Scott in the latest salvo over the governor’s suggestion that the health-care facilities mimic professional baseball teams in sharing revenues.
Despite his concerns with its implementation, Governor Rick Scott has signed off a bill mandating online voter registration by October 2017.
A bill headed to the Governor Rick Scott’s desk, which makes it illegal to post sexually explicit photos or videos of ex-partners on websites without their permission, has been given a big thumbs up by Miami-Dade’s State Attorney.
The Florida House and Senate combined to pass 232 bills during the shortened regular legislative session, according to statistics released Friday by the House.
In response to a lawsuit filed by state Senate Democrats, the leadership of the Florida House has told the state’s highest court that it had the power to adjourn three days before the schedule end of the session.