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House Speaker Dean Cannon and budget-writers revealed some broad brush strokes Thursday for how the House will craft next year’s state spending plan — embracing Gov.Rick Scott’s call for a $1 billion boost in public school funding, but rejecting his call for deep cuts in Medicaid payments to hospitals. Read More.
BLOG BY JOHN KENNEDY: PALM BEACH POST
Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address reiterated the 2-for-1 deal in his proposed budget: Make $2 billion in Medicaid cuts in order to pump $1 billion in “new” money into public education. Read More.
BY ST. AUGUSTINE.COM
Gov. Rick Scott’s plan to fix the state’s budget by cutting Medicaid spending will deliver a near knockout blow to Miami-Dade County’s public hospital, the Jackson Health System, as well as others that assist the poorest and neediest. Read More.
BY THE MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL