Best of the Blogs: Meltdown

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-3-13
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Florida prison officials didn’t ask, companies didn’t tell about hundreds of malpractice cases
By Dan Christensen
Broward Bulldog
The Florida Department of Corrections awarded a five-year, $1.2 billion contract to provide medical care for thousands of state prisoners in north and central Florida to Corizon, a Tennessee company that was sued 660 times for malpractice in the last five years.

GOP Shutdown: Gus Bilirakis Shows Veterans They’re His “Top Priority” By Cutting Their Benefits
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
The photo above, courtesy of Progress Florida, shows the 16 Florida Republicans that are responsible for the GOP government shutdown.

Snyder’s Take: The Future Is Now
By Justin Snyder
The Florida Squeeze
Don’t get it twisted. The ousting of Minority Leader Daryl Rouson and the subsequent election of Progressive Champion Mark Pafford to the same position is huge news.

GOP faces its meltdown
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Remember those TEPCO executives in Japan, after the Fukushima earthquake, denying the meltdown that was occurring inside their damaged reactors?

Instant analysis: Key takeaways from today’s poll showing Crist up 12 over Scott
By Peter Schorsch
Saint Petersblog
A new Public Policy Poll of Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race shows Charlie Crist leading Rick Scott by twelve points, with twelve percent of respondents saying they are undecided.