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Today in Tallahassee: Budget, budget and Medicaid

TALLAHASSEE — All eyes in the state Capitol on Wednesday will be on the budget, which will be taken up on the floor of the Florida House and Senate.

The state faces a $3.75 billion budget gap. The two chambers have put forth deep cuts to government services, from education to health care to environmental programs. Republicans, who hold legislative supermajorities in the House and Senate, have pledged not to raise fees or taxes.

Earlier, a Senate committee will take up a Medicaid bill that gives managed care companies more power over running the federal health program for the poor.

Outside of the Capitol, Quinnipiac University released its latest poll on the popularity of Gov. Rick Scott.

Today in Tallahassee: Budget, budget and Medicaid 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 10:41am]
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