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Rick Scott signs $400 million tax-cut package into law

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After working alongside members of the House in a coordinated “No Tax is Safe” tax-cutting crusade, Gov. Rick Scott today signed into law HB33A, a tax package that reduces rates on the Communications Services Tax, reduces various licensure fees and creates a “supercharged” 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday, to use state Rep. Matt Gaetz‘s jaunty phrase. “Giving Floridians back more of the money they earn in tax cuts is the best thing we can do to keep Florida’s economy growing,”…

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Medicaid managed-care plans getting rate increases

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Health plans that have been participating in the mandatory Medicaid managed-care program unfurled in Florida a little more than one year ago will be getting some pay increases in the coming months. A draft copy of the new rates shows that for the non-elderly population, plans wil, on average, have a 6.4 percent increase in rates over current rates, according to draft documents the Agency for Health Care Administration shared with the plans earlier this month. The average rate increase is…

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Everybody’s working over the weekend, really

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Legislative leaders on Friday said the House and Senate budget chairs would continue to work over the weekend in order to bring the General Appropriations Act in for a landing. The goal is for a copy of the budget to be on lawmakers’ desks by Tuesday so they can wait the mandated 72 hours before voting on the bill. Friday was the initial deadline for state Sen. Tom Lee and state Rep. Richard Corcoran to “bump” any unresolved issue to Senate President…

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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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Will Gov. Rick Scott be showing up in court next week?

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There could be some courtroom drama next week in Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit against the federal government over the fate of $2 billion in supplemental Medicaid money known as Low Income Pool. It was expected that oral arguments would be held on June 19 in the fast-moving lawsuit. But Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers, in an order issued on Wednesday, said she would hold an evidentiary hearing on the governor’s motion for a preliminary injunction that, if approved, could force the federal government to…

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Court rejects Rick Scott’s request for mediation on LIP funding

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A move to require the federal government to enter mediation with Florida over the future of the Low Income Pool was shot down by a federal court in Pensacola on Wednesday. Gov. Rick Scott issued a statement saying his administration will “continue to fight for this important funding for low-income families any and every way we can.” The governor said it is “disappointing” that the Obama Administration “keeps delaying their decision on funding the Low Income Pool in Florida.” Attorneys…

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Federal judge tells Obama administration it must respond to Florida’s request for mediation by noon, Tuesday

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A federal court in Pensacola is ordering the Obama administration to respond to Florida’s request to have its dispute with the federal government over the continuation of Low Income Pool dollars mediated. In a brief one-page order Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers said before ruling on Florida’s request for mediation the federal government needed to file an expedited response to the request by Tuesday, June 9. On Monday, attorneys for the governor filed a five-page motion with the federal court…

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