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Watchdogs decry Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed rules

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Proposed rules for the Constitution Revision Commission could let members deliberate in secret, limit public participation, bottle up ideas in committee, or bog down debating proposals with little support, government watchdog groups warned Monday. Sixteen organizations, including the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Florida Consumer Action Network, and unions, including Florida AFL-CIO, critiqued the proposed rules in a letter to the commission’s rules committee. “Transparency and a clear set of ground rules are essential to the credibility of the…

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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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