December 21, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/12/2013

› Florida man at center of immigration debate a guest at Tuesday's State of the Union
Jose Godinez-Samperio is in many ways the human face of America's complicated and unresolved debate over immigration and his case is being followed closely across the country.

› Governor joins Machen in bolster
The University of Florida will have to match $15 million in funding with private money should the Legislature approve Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed support of the university’s mission to be a top-10 public university.

› Sarasota could lose $145 million without Medicaid expansion
Sarasota could be one of the “hardest hit” counties in the nation if Florida lawmakers don’t expand Medicaid coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, Gwen MacKenzie, president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System testified Monday.

› A Super Bowl may be required for Sun Life Stadium fix-up taxes
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Dolphins have agreed to put tax dollars for Sun Life Stadium renovations to a public vote. Gimenez said the referendum could include a Super Bowl requirement.

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