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• Last week, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services crunched some numbers and stuck them in an envelope addressed to Florida Medicaid Director at the Agency for Health Care Administration Justin Senior. “We have preliminarily concluded that that 2015-2016 funding should be at approximately $1 billion … to maintain stability while the system transitions,” CMS Director Vikki Wachino wrote, according to the Tampa Bay Times. What’s being proffered here is that the state basically needs to expand its Medicaid program because the feds are about to phase the LIP program out. In future budgets, CMS says, the state will need to whittle its previous experience with $2.2 billion in LIP funds down to something more reasonable, like $600 million. This … Read More »
• Deadly encounters across the country involving black men and police have spurred a diverse group of Central Florida faith leaders to band together and help different communities better understand each other. Darryl Owens talks about the public forum he’s hosting with faith leaders on the topic of race. Read More »
• Nearly a third of Florida’s streams will gain federal protection under new rules aimed at smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands.
The rules clarify which of the waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Read More »
• Volusia County teachers say the school district’s decision this week to hire a new chief operating officer and twenty-one principals could help the district compete with other counties.
90.7’s Renata Sago has more. Read More »
• Facing defeat over 46,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land, environmentalists say they are still looking for ways to protect the Everglades.
They’re considering other options as the Legislature prepares to reconvene next week. Read More »
• SeaWorld released details about its new shark-themed roller coaster Wednesday. The theme park says it will be Orlando’s tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster, hitting speeds of 73 miles per hour. Read More »