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Florida House Considers $3M Payment To Local Family


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Lynx debuted to new direct routes to Medical City. WMFE rides with one veteran to his doctor's appointment before the faster routes debuted.

A Florida House committee today will look at 14 claim bills, including a multi-million dollar settlement for a fatal Lynx bus accident in Kissimmee. Matthew Robinson was crossing the street in Kissimmee when Lynx bus failed to yield at the crosswalk, hitting and killing the 10-year-old. Lynx admitted fault and settled for $3.2 million, but government settlements in Florida are capped at $200,000.

That’s where the Florida House Civil Justice subcommittee comes in. It will vote on whether to allow Lynx to pay the additional $3 million.

Thirteen other claim bills from around the state are being heard as well. The Florida legislature hasn’t paid a claim bill in two years, creating a $74 million dollar backlog.


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Abe Aboraya

About Abe Aboraya

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Abe Aboraya started writing for newspapers in High School. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe ... Read Full Bio »

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