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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Investigation shows Florida rejected federal funds available to help tackle HIV crisis

An extensive investigation by the Guardian has uncovered damning information about Florida Senator Rick Scott. While governor, Scott blocked $70 million in federal funds available to fight Florida’s HIV crisis. By doing so, it’s likely he accelerated the state’s record rate of infections. Between 2015 and 2017, Scott’s administration directly blocked two grant applications worth approximately $16 million, and was forced to return $54 million in unspent grants. Health administrators were forbidden to discuss the funds with legislators, so they couldn’t get legislative permission to spend the money. In 2017, Florida saw the highest number of new HIV diagnoses in the country. Our new cases amount to 13 percent of the national total. Blocking federal funds has long been …
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