October 19, 2021

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| 2/12/2014

› Shifting nursing home residents into Medicaid Managed Care
States had traditionally been reluctant to place frail and elderly people into managed care. But that caution is fading as officials become comfortable with managed care and more anxious to curb Medicaid spending.

› Tallahassee arts funding structure under fire
Tallahassee’s clearinghouse for culture and arts may be fighting to stay alive, despite the Cultural Plan Review Committee’s final report calling for strengthening the agency’s reach.

› Software firm paid millions in incentives for job creation lays off hundreds
A real estate software company paid millions in state incentives to create jobs is laying off up to 744 workers statewide. Digital Risk disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it is laying off up to 251 workers in two locations in its Maitland headquarters, along with 30 workers in Boca Raton, 148 in Jacksonville, and 315 in Lake Mary.

› Harris names Lopez its SVP and CFO
The Melbourne-based communications company has named Miguel “Mick” Lopez senior vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Harris President and Chief Executive Officer William M. Brown.

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