Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage


Visit the Lobby Tools Website


Visit Legislative IQ Website


Recent Posts



RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Donald Cargill
    "This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth."
  • Janine di Giovanni
    "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."
  • Robert H. Schuller
    "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
  • Oscar Wilde
    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

Nursing Homes and Public Schools Get Boosts in Budget

March 8th, 2018 by Jake Stofan
Lawmakers have finalized an $88.7 billion budget. It allocates $21 billion for public school funding. It’s a 2.4% increase over last year. 
Nursing homes are also getting a boost. Lawmakers agreed to divvy out $130 million for Medicaid reimbursements. The move has been criticized by some, because the money can be used for purchasing generators, which became required after hurricane Irma.
Senate Appropriations Chair Rob Bradley says that wasn’t the intention behind the boost.
“Nursing homes are an important part of making sure that we live up to the promise that we should have to those who have built our communities and fought in our wars, to make sure that they end their life in a dignified manner,” said Bradley. “So we’re not going to apologize for one second about making sure that there’s sufficient funds in place to make sure that they’re taken care of.”
The budget has to “cool off” for 72 hours once it’s published before lawmakers can take a vote.

Posted in State News | No Comments »

Comments are closed.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com