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Policy Brief
Revenue and spending projections for the next three years suggest that the state may have insufficient funds to pay recurring costs after Fiscal Year 2018-19. While legislative leaders may use projected shortfalls to reduce spending, other alternatives should receive equal consideration to ensure the adequate provision of needed services and maintaining a balanced budget. Read more...
In the News
There’s good news and bad news for Florida in the federal government’s recent decision to approve more dollars for Florida’s uncompensated care pool, known as the Low Income Pool or LIP. Gov. Rick Scott is to be commended for utilizing his relationship with the administration in Washington to bring this funding to Florida. But while the additional dollars for the pool will help, they do nothing to move the needle on Florida’s access to health coverage. In other words, LIP dollars won’t insure a single Floridian. Read more...
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Benchmarking Florida
Florida ranks 12th in the nation and receives an overall grade of “C.” In 2016, the state finances slid further into the red with total assets available for paying debts of $61.4 billion, compared to total debts of $71.3 billion, leaving the state with excess debts of almost $10 billion. Read more...
Policy Brief
The economic prosperity engine continues to speed forward, but millions of Americans remain on the sidelines. That is the conclusion of a new scorecard, which analyzes the financial well-being of the nation’s households. Read more...
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