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No supplemental Medicaid dollars? Then no tax breaks or member projects, says Senate budget chief

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Budget chief state Sen. Tom Lee said on Wednesday that tax cuts and member projects will be put on hold in the Senate until there is some resolution of whether Florida will receive additional Medicaid supplemental dollars to help pay hospitals, federally qualified health centers and Medicaid HMOs. After a marathon seven-plus-hour meeting where the committee tackled everything from Medicaid expansion, to land-buying, to education reforms, Lee said in a press availability with reporters that the $800 million in tax…

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