Matt Hudson

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

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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Health Expansion, LIP Program Divide Budget Proposals

In a move that creates a $5 billion divide with the House, the Senate released a budget proposal Thursday that banks on expanding health-care coverage for low-income Floridians and extending a critical funding program for hospitals.

03/19/2015

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Lawmakers Say Telemedicine Deal Likely This Year

Pointing to a need to increase access to health care in areas such as rural communities, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders Tuesday expressed confidence they will reach agreement this year on a plan to boost the use of telemedicine in Florida.

02/03/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Kidcare Expansion For Legal Immigrants In Jeopardy

A bill that would extend low-cost KidCare health insurance coverage to the children of legal immigrants faces legislative roadblocks — not the least of them the doubts of Senate President Don Gaetz.

04/04/2014

Everglades National Park

Gov. Scott Pledges $90 Million For Everglades Bridge

Governor Rick Scott has pledged $90 million in state funds to build a 2.6 mile bridge on the Tamiami Trail to open the water flow in the Everglades.

08/28/2013

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott’s Budget Proposal Not Winning Praise From Legislators

State legislators are questioning the rationale of several items in Governor Rick Scott’s $74.2 billion proposed budget.

02/06/2013