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Fear of lawmakers’ retribution questioned

Fear of lawmakers’ retribution questioned

Don’t be a “Fraidy Cat.” That’s what current and former lawmakers advise in response to the recent timidity of Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson about supporting resolutions that oppose bills backed by influential Tallahassee legislators. Williamson expressed concerns twice last week about two requests for board resolutions—written statements in disagreement with proposed new […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 27

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Budget impasse, other issues remain on lawmakers’ plates With a week left in its planned 60-day session, a Republican civil war over health care has stalled the FloridaLegislature on its single most important job, completing a balanced state […]

Gov. Scott reverses course, opposes Medicaid expansion

Gov. Scott reverses course, opposes Medicaid expansion

Gov. Rick Scott is reversing course and says he no longer supports Medicaid expansion in a move that threatens to undo budget talks between the state House and Senate. In a statement Monday, Scott expressed concern that the federal government might not make good on its promise to fund Medicaid for an additional 800,000 Floridians. The […]