Best of the Blogs: Backing Away

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 12-13-13
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Now That Rick Scott’s Running For Re-Election, He’s Backing Away From Medicaid Expansion
By Igor Volsky           
Think Progress
On Tuesday, as he made “his re-election bid official” by opening his campaign account and turning-in paperwork to seek a second term in office, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) hinted that he no longer supported expanding the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to cover low-income Floridians.

Marco Rubio Takes The ACA Subsidy He Wants To Block Americans From Getting
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Back when negotiations over the Affordable Care Act were ongoing, Republicans were busying themselves trying to throw up any roadblocks that they could.

Florida’s Disappointing Job Creation Record
By Kasia Tarczynska
Florida Gov. Rick Scott received negative press in the last few days for his job creation record.

Fast food strikes are food for middle class thought
By Daniel Tilson
West Palm Beach Liberal Examiner
As reported on NBC Miami, fast food workers at a variety of leading chain restaurants walked off the job today and were joined by supporters at rallies all across Florida and in hundreds of cities nationwide.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will Trayvon Martin killing bankrupt ALEC?
By Sue Sturgis
Facing South
Number of companies that quit the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) after the 2011 shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, whose assailant defended himself under the state’s Stand Your Ground law promoted by the group, which brings together state politicians and corporations to promote a pro-business agenda: more than 60.