Best of the Blogs: Prove It

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 5-17-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

If Rick Scott Is Serious About Creating Jobs And Cares About Florida Families, He Should Prove It
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
If Rick Scott is truly serious about creating jobs in Florida, he should call for a Special Session on Medicaid expansion.

How The GOP Is Putting America’s Safety Net Hospitals At Risk Of Bankruptcy
By Sy Mukherjee
Think Progress
In light of Republican-led states’ entrenched opposition to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, safety net hospitals around the country have expressed fears that they could go bankrupt as their government funding gets cut.

Koch Brothers proposed Tribune Co newspaper takeover a major problem for Florida progressives
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
As has been reported for several weeks, the ailing Tribune Company may be the buyer for eight daily newspapers around the country.

Update on Florida teen arrested for doing science while Black
By Terry Pinder
Daily Kos
I’d previously written about Kiera Wilmot, the inquisitive Polk County Florida teenager arrested and expelled for a science experiment gone accidentally wrong.

The EPA and Miami-Dade County fumble on climate change
By Gimleteye
Eye on Miami
On climate change adaptation, the rubber meets the road in the most highly developed areas of Florida that are also flood prone and virtually at sea level.