State Representative Mike Fasano is calling the legislature’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the federal health law a quote “cop out”. Fasano made the remarks at a rally put on by the state’s hospital associations Tuesday:
“To hear from those in both chambers that we’re going to come up with an alternative. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a cop out. Nothing more than a cop out. We should have been working on this for the past two years," he said.
Ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, the party and its presidential front-runner Mitt Romney have made a compromise to allow some delegates who support Texas Congressman Ron Paul to have a seat at the nominating table. And some Florida Republicans are saying this inclusiveness should be a model for Republican leaders in the Florida Legislature.
Sally Bradshaw is a Republican strategist who has worked on state and federal campaigns for more than two decades.