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Georgetown healthcare professor fact checks Florida House’s position on Medicaid

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In a series of tweets on Sunday, Florida House Budget Chairman Richard Corcoran laid bare what’s been a fact all legislative session in Tallahassee –that he and his GOP House colleagues are not going to buckle under and accept the Florida Senate’s plan to propose a version of Medicaid expansion. Such a plan could allow up to 800,000  Floridians with an income of up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level to get on a private insurance plan by accepting the federal government’s offer…

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Judithanne McLauchlan thinking seriously of running in HD 69 next year

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USFSP Political Science professor Judithanne McLauchlan endured a rough and tumble campaign in her first bid for political office in 2014, but the Madeira Beach-based Democrat says her continued frustration with the Florida Legislature is prompting her to seriously consider a run for the Legislature in 2016. She’s considering a run in House District 69, currently occupied by Pasadena Republican Kathleen Peters. The district encompasses southern Pinellas County, stretching from Redington Shores to St. Pete Beach. “I’m thinking about it,”…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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I’m baaaccckkk.  Took  about 10 days off from this feature to enjoy July 4th, go whitewater rafting and ink a few new business deals.  But, oh, boy, does the paper of record in Florida need as much scrutiny as ever. See, this is the problem with PolitiFact, other than having Cristina Silva gimmick up the place, the decision to run a PolitiFact piece is arbitrary as a child’s letter to Santa.  Today, the paper is boldly running a story about how…

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PolitiFact: Bill McCollum correct that Rick Scott invested in company used by illegal immigrants

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Republican rivals for governor, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Rick Scott, have accused each other of being too helpful toward illegal immigrants — a hot topic in the wake of the Arizona immigration law. Their campaigns sent dueling press releases June 15 and 16, 2010, trying to portray their opponent’s business practices as being too friendly to illegal immigrants. The Republicans’ positions on illegal immigration will be key for primary voters. If elected, Scott has promised to bring an Arizona-style law to…

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