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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

Winner of the week: Florida House members. Wouldn't it be grand to have taxpayers subsidize your health insurance so you only have to pay $8 a month for your insurance or $30 for your entire family? Even as the GOP majority thundered against $51 billion in federal money to insure more than 1 million low-income Floridians, no one suggested trimming the cushy plan that comes with their part-time jobs.

Loser of the week: Miami Dolphins. Florida legislators scuttled the team's hopes to renovate Sun Life Stadium, forcing the cancelation of a county referendum. But even with cooperation from state leaders, the idea may have been doomed. Among the more than 60,000 people who voted early before the referendum was canceled, 57 percent opposed the $350 million plan, the Miami Herald reported last week.

[Last modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 5:53pm]


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