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House and Senate agree on new LIP model

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Budget chairmen state Sen. Tom Lee and state Rep. Richard Corcoran early Friday came to terms on what was the biggest stumbling block during the 2015 session and what Lee called the “linchpin” of the budget: supplemental Medicaid funding. After working for days, the House made a Low Income Pool offer to the Senate that takes advantage of the full $1 billion in supplemental payments that the federal government advised Florida it would approve. That is a reduction from the current…

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