A Florida lawmaker says he is no longer seeking re-election, after his name was linked to a prostitution ring in Orlando. While Republican Representative Mike Horner removed himself from consideration, the State Attorney’s office in Orlando says the lawmaker is not under investigation.
In a statement Monday, Representative Horner says he “deeply regrets decisions he made that are causing his family unjustifiable pain and embarrassment.” He says he's dropping out of the House District 42 race, and he hopes to earn back the trust and respect of his family.
The Florida Association of Counties has officially announced it will soon challenge a new Medicaid law that is expected to cost taxpayers millions of dollars. As Sascha Cordner reports, while supporters of the law say the counties are just trying to avoid paying what they owe, the counties say they shouldn’t be forced to pay $300 million in disputed Medicaid bills due to mistakes in the state’s billing system.
A bill that would help create the state’s 12th public university is now in the hands of Governor Rick Scott. As Sascha Cordner reports, the bill’s most influential backer made a trip to Tallahassee to petition the Governor to approve his bill.
Senate Budget chief JD Alexander says he feels good about the discussion he had with Governor Rick Scott Thursday regarding his bill, Senate Bill 1994.
Alexander has been a huge advocate of splitting University of South Florida from its Polytechnic Campus, thus creating the state’s next public university.