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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Wednesday, June 03, 2015

"Lawmakers berate his top Medicaid expert"

    "The state Senate’s budget panel unanimously cleared its version of Medicaid expansion on Tuesday, adding new triggers that would end the program if federal funding falls below certain levels." "Senate panel steers clear of ‘entitlement’ in health plan." See also "Lawmakers slash Gov. Rick Scott's tax cuts and berate his top Medicaid expert." See also "Senate Committee Gets Intense With AHCA Official Over Medicaid Expansion."

    The Tampa Bay Times editorial board: "25 reasons to take money for Medicaid expansion."

    "Thanks to the Legislature"

    The Tampa Bay Times editors: "Floridians without health care thanks to the Legislature."



    "1.3 million Floridians could lose"

    "If Obamacare subsidies are voided by Supreme Court, 1.3 million Floridians could lose out."

    Meanwhile . . . back in Tally

    "Florida lawmakers may not cut taxes as much." See also "Rick Scott Calls Trimmed Tax Cut Package 'Positive'" and "Florida House panel approves tax cut proposal."

    "Florida Strong"

    "Florida Strong Attacks Florida House for 'Costly' Early Adjournment."

    GOPer candidates praise Rick Scott

    "Potential GOP presidential candidates make their cases." See also "GOP candidates court Scott’s support at Orlando event," "Economy, Economy, Economy, as Rick Scott Hosts GOP Presidential Hopefuls" and "Republican presidential hopefuls talk economy, heap praise on Florida Gov. Rick Scott."

    Scott vetoes consumer protections

    "Gov. Rick Scott vetoes Citizens Property Insurance consumer protections."

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