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Today in Tallahassee: Medicaid reform and more

TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers meet for the second day in their marathon week of mega legislation as lawmakers take up major bills affecting everything from school choice and resort casinos to Medicaid reform.

The full House will meet in an afternoon session to begin debate on the biggest change to health policy in decades — its plan to overhaul Medicaid to steer more patients into managed care. The full Senate meets in a morning session to debate its major growth management rewrite.

The House committees will hear a bill to restructure the Public Service Commission, allow electric companies to raise rates and build renewable energy plants, end contract tenure in colleges and restrict abortion.

In the Senate, committees will take up bills targeting public corruption and setting limits on petition gathering, bills to expand casino gambling and a plan to shrink the size of Citizens Property Insurance and raising its customer rates.

Gov. Rick Scott will attend Muslim Day at the Capitol and meet with the Florida Conference of the NAACP for the first time.

Today in Tallahassee: Medicaid reform and more 03/29/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:36pm]
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