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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics



Winner of the week - Gov. Rick Scott.

He was against expanding Medicaid coverage for Floridians, then for it, then against it again. Now that Republicans in Washington propose to slash Medicaid spending under Trumpcare, Florida's governor doesn't have to fret about hundreds of thousands of Floridians losing coverage because Tallahassee Republicans ensured they never got it in the first place.

Loser of the week - Frank Artiles.

The Miami state senator and chairman of the Communications, Energy and Public Utilities committee was spotted recently sporting a jacket with a logo of Florida Power & Light's parent company while at Daytona International Speedway with FPL's president. Pretty clear whose side he's on.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 12, 2017 9:03am]


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