Last week, the Trump Administration approved Florida’s request for the long-anticipated Medicaid 1115 waiver. The waiver increases funding in the Low Income Pool to $1.5 billion, which will help cover the costs of uncompensated care in our state. Tucked into that significant budget is a comparatively small – but incredibly important – budget crumb of $50 million per year for the next five years.
The number of tourists visiting Florida continues to grow. Gov. Rick Scott will announce Tuesday that an estimated 60.7 million tourists came to the state during the first six months of the year. That’s a 4.1 percent increase over the same time period in 2016.
Because the Florida political universe does not have enough email programs already, we here at FP just launched “Last Call” — a primetime look at what’s going down in Florida Politics.
The Tampa Bay Rowdies lost 4-3 in a heartbreaker to Saint Louis FC at Toyota Stadium on Sunday night. Despite having a 3-2 lead at halftime, the Rowdies would give up two unanswered goals, including the 89th-minute game winner. The Rowdies played a man down from the 85th minute onwards, as defender Damion Lowe was sent off after receiving his second yellow.
Commenting on the domestic terrorism that occurred Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Florida lawmaker’s first reaction was to draw a parallel between the day’s events with the assault on Reginald Denny, a construction truck driver who was beaten nearly to death during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.