Recent Updates

Cost of Gridlock: Special Session Likely to Cost Taxpayers Six Figures

By Gray Rohrer, Orlando Sentinel
May 5, 2015

Florida taxpayers are likely to shell out an additional $156,000 this year as a result of the gridlock between the House and the Senate, at least if recent history is a good measure.

Slackers in the Florida House Leave 800,000 Floridians Exposed

By Julie Delegal, Context Florida
May 4, 2015

Just as House lawmakers were putting together their annual “trains” – cramming multiple, tangentially related bills into hundreds of pages of amendments so they could pass them all at the eleventh hour – a funny thing happened. They upped and quit.

Almost 12 Million Gained Medicaid Coverage Under ObamaCare

By Peter Sullivan, The Hill
May 4, 2015

More than 11.7 million more people have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance through ObamaCare, new data show.

Florida Legislature, Governor: End Political Posturing, Negotiate Solutions

Editorial, Bradenton Herald
May 4, 2015

The Florida House decision to adjourn three days early and flee Tallahassee leaves sound and meaningful public policy legislation withering on the vine.

Opinion: Florida's House of Quitters

Editorial, Pensacola News Journal
May 4, 2015

They quit. Last Tuesday, Florida's House Republicans tossed their bats, kicked their gloves and quit on the job that they were elected to do.

Opinion: Florida's House of Quitters

Editorial, Pensacola News Journal
May 4, 2015

They quit. Last Tuesday, Florida's House Republicans tossed their bats, kicked their gloves and quit on the job that they were elected to do.

Flurry of Budget Offers, But No Budging by House or Senate

By John Kennedy, Palm Beach Post
April 28, 2015

With exactly one week left in the 60-day regular session, the two sides showed no sign of bridging the $4.2 billion difference between them in the lone bill they have to approve each year – a budget.

Feds Have Until July 4 Week to Give Florida an Answer on Medicaid Amendment

By Christine Jordan Sexton, Saint Petersblog
April 23, 2015

Florida’s budget showdown over hospital funding may not get resolved until mid-summer, thanks to a little-noticed series of deadlines that accompany the state’s official request to draw down billions in healthcare funding.

The Barriers People In The Coverage Gap Face To Get Care

By Wilson Sayre, Health News Florida
April 22, 2015

Before the pain in her arms started, Cynthia Louis would get up each morning, sit on the edge of her bed and fix her shoulder-length hair.