Senate Moves Closer to House on Medicaid HMO Profits PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The House and Senate have made a top priority this year of moving to a statewide managed-care system, but have numerous major differences in their plans. Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Rick Scott want to control rising Medicaid costs and also argue that many beneficiaries do not receive quality care in the currently fragmented system.

But lobbyist Karen Woodall, a longtime critic of moving to a managed-care system, said the federal government pays about $12 billion of the program's $20 billion in costs. She questioned legislative arguments that Medicaid is "hijacking" the state budget.

"I think the notion that Medicaid is out of control is a little bit of a mischaracterization'' of that part of the budget, said Woodall, who represented the left-leaning Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy at Wednesday’s meeting.

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Statistics demonstrate failure of Florida policy makers to create a better future PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Released by the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, an independent analysis group with a focus on the impact of state financial and economic policies as they relate particularly to low- and moderate-income residents and small businesses, the report draws on dozens of studies and serves as a useful reminder of the state's continuing failure to address the needs of its most vulnerable residents while it continues to cater to the desires of special big business interests.

The results should shame legislators and policy makers, if they have any shame

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Florida Public School Teachers' Salaries Among Lowest In The Nation PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy released its State of the State of Florida report today, which ranked teacher's salaries 37th in the nation. Furthermore, it found that over the last decade, public school teachers' salaries in the Sunshine State have dropped and keep dropping.

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Drug-testing plan a waste of tax money PDF  | Print |  E-mail

Nearly 3 million people here live in poverty, a statistic that, according to the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy's State of the State of Florida report, reflects an increase of more than 550,000 in two years. Of the total, 850,000 are children.

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Report: Florida public teachers salaries keep dropping PDF  | Print |  E-mail

The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy today issued its State of the State of Florida report, which compares Florida’s education, health and human services, and tax fairness with other states. Among the organization’s findings: In 2009-2010, teachers salaries in the Sunshine State ranked 37th in the United States.

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The Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy
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Tallahassee Florida 32301
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The mission of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy is to conduct independent research, develop new ideas, and advise policymakers on state fiscal and economic policy.  The Center pays particular attention to policy impacts on low- and moderate-income individuals, families and neighborhoods, workers, and small businesses.  The Center works to heighten public awareness of the need to adequately fund programs that improve opportunities, choices, quality of life outcomes, and the economic well-being of all Floridians.