August 1, 2013 -
Across the South, Republican governors and state legislatures have turned down federal funding to expand Medicaid, excluding millions of uninsured, working-poor residents from health care coverage -- and missing an opportunity to shift costs away from expensive emergency-room care.
March 18, 2013 -
Florida and Mississippi are separated by only 100 miles, but they are worlds apart in their current approach to the disclosure of economic development subsidies.
February 26, 2013 -
It was a year ago today that an unarmed teen was shot to death in Sanford, Fla. by a neighborhood watch volunteer. The tragedy sparked questions about Florida's and other states' "stand your ground" self-defense laws, but they all remain on the books today.
November 5, 2012 -
Forcing voters to wait in line at polling sites for hours or more could be discouraging many from participating. It's also a problem that reformers say could be avoided.
November 2, 2012 -
Florida's restrictive new voting laws have resulted in a lot of media scrutiny. But could they really impact the final outcome of the 2012 elections? Easily.
August 22, 2012 -
The theme of the Republican National Convention in Florida is "We Built This," an echo of the GOP's anti-government spending message. But bashing the public sector may not fly in Florida, a state that relies on defense dollars, the space program and other taxpayer-funded programs for economic survival.
August 16, 2012 -
Founded by the family of former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, previously led by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and acquired by private equity firms including Bain Capital in 2006, Tennessee-based HCA was already the subject of the largest Medicare fraud settlement in history -- and now it's under investigation again for performing medically unnecessary heart procedures.