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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week: Florida TV stations. New campaign finance rules passed by the Legislature stand to increase even more the amount of money political campaigns and allied interest groups can raise and spend, with the campaign limit going from $500 to $3,000 and political committees being allowed to pay for more direct political communication. The only question is whether Gov. Rick Scott will veto the bill.

Loser of the week: Uninsured Floridians. Whether you call it fiscal prudence or insanity, all but one House Republican — state Rep. Mike Fasano of New Port Richey — voted against a plan to accept billions of dollars in federal money to help hundreds of thousands of low-income Floridians obtain health insurance

[Last modified: Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:14pm]


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