1. Will the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating trickle down to Florida? Not likely, at least not right away. More worrisome is a broader downturn in the financial markets.
  2. Gov. Rick Scott says the downgrades of other government-backed institutions, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is “no surprise.”
  3. A little-noticed provision in the state’s Medicaid reform proposal favors HMOs based in Florida.
  4. Two Florida community health centers, whose funding doesn’t need approval from the state Legislature, have received federal health care grants.
  5. Monday is the deadline for customers to apply for state-funded solar rebates, which still face a funding backlog.
  6. Number of the day: 22 — Increase in Broward County charter schools over one year, which the Orlando Sentienel reports reflects a statewide boom.
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