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Lawmakers Strike Deal On Hospital Funding

Lawmakers struck a deal Friday on how to spend about $2 billion in hospital funding in the budget year that begins July 1, clearing a key sticking point in talks about a state spending plan and potentially clearing the way to end a special session next week as scheduled.

06/12/2015

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LIP Deal Struck As Budget Talks Continue

Lawmakers have agreed on a formula to divvy up about $2 billion in local, state and federal funding for hospitals that care for large numbers of low-income patients.

06/12/2015

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House Backs Off Bonding For Education, Environment

House leaders backed off a request for tens of millions of dollars in bonding for education and environmental projects Thursday, removing one of the stumbling blocks to a final deal on a state spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1.

06/11/2015

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Budget Chiefs To Resume Negotiations

Senate and House officials will resume budget negotiations after a quiet Wednesday.

06/11/2015

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‘Bumped’ Budget Issues Include Key Hospital Program

A number of budget issues moved up the legislative ladder Tuesday, prompting the next round of talks meant to resolve the difference between the House and Senate spending plans.

06/09/2015

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Lee Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ House As Talks Continue

Even as a flare-up in negotiations on economic-development spending demonstrated simmering tensions between the House and Senate, lawmakers continued Monday to try to come to agreement in two areas that helped spark an ongoing special session: funding for health care and environmental projects.

06/08/2015

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House, Senate Agree On LIP Total, Load Up ED Budget

After months of federal negotiations and proposals floated by Gov. Rick Scott, the House and the Senate, lawmakers on Saturday reached tentative agreements on how much money should flow to hospitals and other medical providers that care for large numbers of low-income patients.

06/06/2015

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House Poised To Vote Down Senate’s Medicaid Expansion Bill

House Republicans seemed poised to vote down the Senate’s Medicaid expansion bill.

06/04/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Groups To Back Feds In ‘LIP’ Lawsuit

Some Florida groups have come to the defense of the Obama administration in a lawsuit filed by Florida Governor Rick Scott over a health-care battle.

06/03/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Feds Take Aim At Gov. Scott’s LIP Lawsuit

Describing the state’s arguments as “baseless,” federal officials this week fired back in court against Gov. Rick Scott’s contention that the Obama administration has unconstitutionally tried to link expanding Medicaid with the continuation of a key health-care funding program.

06/02/2015

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