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Anxiety over GOP health plan for those with severe illnesses

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Unease and uncertainty are settling over Americans with serious illnesses as Republicans move closer to dismantling Democratic former President Barack Obama‘s health care system. A New Orleans attorney with multiple sclerosis fears he’ll be forced to close his practice if he loses coverage, while a Philadelphia woman with asthma is looking at stockpiling inhalers. The Republican health care bill pushed through the House on Thursday leaves those with pre-existing conditions fearful of higher premiums and losing coverage altogether if the…

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Senate tax cut proposal OK’d — with one big switch

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A tax cut that would have helped a broader swath of Floridians, including the middle class and working poor, was changed Tuesday to instead benefit the state’s business owners. With no debate, the Senate’s Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee cleared the bill (SB 378) by a 4-0 vote.  As initially proposed by Miami-Dade Republican Anitere Flores, it would have paid for a cut in the state’s communications services tax (CST) on mobile phone, satellite and cable TV service by repealing a tax break to insurers. The…

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Business groups oppose tax break swap

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A coalition of Florida business groups is giving the thumbs-down to state Sen. Anitere Flores’ proposal to pay for a cut in the state’s tax on mobile phone and satellite and cable TV service by repealing a tax break to insurers. The legislation (SB 378) would swap the insurance break for a 2 percent reduction in the state’s communications services tax (CST). The proposal is a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican. Negron earlier this year said he was looking to eliminate the…

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Anitere Flores wants to replace one tax cut with another

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In a move sure to ire the insurance industry, state Sen. Anitere Flores is proposing a cut in the state tax on mobile phone and satellite and cable TV service by repealing a tax break to insurers. Flores, the Senate President pro Tempore, on Friday said she was filing legislation (SB 378) to swap the insurance break for a 2 percent reduction in the state’s communications services tax (CST). The proposal is a priority of Senate President Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican.…

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Nearly 60% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s contributions coming from insurance industry

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According to the latest campaign treasurer’s reports, more than 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s cash contributions are coming from donors outside of District 52 (not including his own money and money from the Republican Party of Florida). Deneault raised $51,029 in cash contributions with $8,000 coming from the RPOF, $1,000 from his own funds, $24,630 coming from donors associated with the insurance industry.

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Nearly 60% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s contributions coming from insurance industry

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According to the latest campaign treasurer’s reports, more than 80% of Florida House candidate Connie Deneault’s cash contributions are coming from donors outside of District 52 (not including his own money and money from the Republican Party of Florida). Deneault raised $51,029 in cash contributions with $8,000 coming from the RPOF, $1,000 from his own funds, $24,630 coming from donors associated with the insurance industry.

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