capital report

Capital Report: 05-22-2015

May 26, 2015

Florida is losing more than half of a critical hospital funding program but lawmakers are grateful to at least have a number they can start building a budget around. Still as Lynn Hatter reports, the legislature continues to grapple with how to deal with a substantial budget hole, and will have to address healthcare funding for uninsured Floridians soon.

Capital Report: 05-15-2015

May 15, 2015

Governor Rick Scott is keeping up his criticism of the federal government as the state braces for all or a partial loss of a 2-billion dollar healthcare program. Lynn Hatter reports while Scott has bashed the federal government over the low-income pool, he’s also taken aim at hospitals—and is moving ahead with a workgroup to study their finances.

Capital Report: 05-08-2015

May 11, 2015

The legislative graveyard is littered with dead bills, but some issues are too stubborn to go down without a fight. One of them, Medicaid Expansion—is down, but some lawmakers and healthcare advocates are hoping to get it to move from the zombie column, into the land of the living.  As Lynn Hatter reports, the fate of both a lawsuit against the feds – as well as the entire State of Florida budget - may depend on it.

Capital Report: 05-01-2015

May 1, 2015

When a food fight between the House and Senate spills over into the Florida Supreme Court, the process is a lot more complicated than trying to beat a traffic ticket. As Jim Ash reports, when politics and the law mix, nothing is ever as it seems.

Capital Report: 04-28-2015

Apr 28, 2015

Reporting from the Capitol’s Fourth Floor Rotunda, Nick Evans describes the scene in the wake of the Florida House’s early adjournment.

Lynn Hatter and Tom Flanigan discuss what major legislative issues remain undone and Governor Rick Scott’s lawsuit against the federal government.

Abe Aboraya with member station WMFE in Orlando tells us statewide hearings on the Low Income Pool or LIP program are getting underway even as Tallahassee grinds to a halt.

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