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Yesterday, radical anti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue sent out a press release announcing its Summer of Mercy 2.0 in Germantown, Maryland. The last “Summer of Mercy,” took place twenty years ago in Wichita, Kansas, where work done by anti-abortion rights groups culminated in the shooting of abortion-provider George Tiller. Tiller was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion rights activist in 1993, and was eventually murdered by a different activist in 2009, also in Wichita.
State Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, released the first draft of his long-awaited Medicaid reform bill today. Among the provisions: new limits on Florida's medically needy program, something Gov. Rick Scott proposed in his budget but did not plan for until next year, to allow time for the state to get federal approval for cuts to the program.
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, today announced that he will launch a campaign for the Florida House. He will be seeking the newly created House District 36 seat, which encompasses large portions of western Pasco County.
Visiting another state agency on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott followed up on a question raised earlier this week by a Department of Corrections employee, who wanted to know whether the governor would require wealthy Floridians to help reduce the state deficit.
Republican support for the hearings in the U.S. Senate to amend the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship provision has…