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Feds Renew Managed Care for Three Years

The federal government has granted a three-year extension to the Medicaid Managed Care Program in Florida, which requires that almost all Florida Medicaid beneficiaries enroll in managed-care plans, the News Service of Florida reports. The initial shift towards a statewide managed-care system in Medicaid was approved by lawmakers in 2011 and as of this month, nearly 3 million people are set to be enrolled in the program.

DCF Offers Parents Tips for Choosing a Child Care Facility

As summer comes to a close and children head back to school, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) wants to remind parents and guardians of the resources available when choosing a child care provider for their young children. With several options available, from facilities to in-home care and individual caretakers, it's important to do ample research when making the best choice for each individual child.

Judge strikes residency rule for write-ins

A circuit judge Friday struck down a 2007 law requiring Florida write-in candidates to live in the district they plan to run in before they are elected. Circuit Judge George Reynolds said that was unconstitutional since other candidates did not face the same requirement.

Medical pot could bring in sales tax dollars

State projections of sales range from $138 million to $5.6 billion. State projections of tax revenue range from $8.3 million to $338 million. The numbers are based on the number of medical marijuana patients, the amount of pot they may use and the price per ounce.

Medical pot could bring in sales tax dollars

State projections of sales range from $138 million to $5.6 billion. State projections of tax revenue range from $8.3 million to $338 million. The numbers are based on the number of medical marijuana patients, the amount of pot they may use and the price per ounce.

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