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Erin Clark is a Florida reporter for Watchdog.org. A graduate of the University of Richmond, Clark competed on the professional tennis circuit for several years before returning to writing. Her work has been republished in national and state publications, including the Apopka Voice, Bradenton Herald, Saint Peters Blog, Florida Politics, Sunshine State News, and Townhall. Erin is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Press Association.

Lawmakers to insurers, pharmacy benefit managers: Stop pulling drugs

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Florida, Health Care, Legislature, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Florida lawmakers look to bar insurers from removing drugs from their medical formularies during the policy year.

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Federalism message echoed by Florida health subcommittee members

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Florida legislators appeal to Congress to change Medicaid to a block grant program.

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Florida education committee demands Title I funding with fewer strings

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, Florida, News  /  No Comments

The Florida House Education Committee has a message for federal regulators: When it comes to Title I funding, we want your money, just not the accompanying regulatory burden.

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House subcommittee eager to bring in high-performing charter schools

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Education, Florida, News, State Government  /  No Comments

As representatives from some of the nation’s top-performing charter schools discussed how their programs were successfully closing student achievement gaps, members of the House PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee had a different “how” question in mind: How can we get you to come to Florida? The subcommittee heard this week from representatives of three out-of-state charter networks: […]

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Florida certificate of need law stalls growing community’s quest for a hospital

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  Florida, Health Care, Legislature, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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In 2003, the city of North Port looked at its rapidly growing population and made a decision: Sometime soon, it was going to need a hospital.   Unfortunately for North Port, Florida is a certificate of need state, which means that a state regulatory board determines what services, technologies and facilities are allowed to enter the […]

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Hurdles to school choice remain despite Florida’s open enrollment law

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Education, Florida, Issues, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s open enrollment law leaves the hows and whys up to the districts. Parents across the state are finding that hurdles to school choice remain.

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