Fourteen hospitals in seven states, including Florida, have agreed to pay the United States more than $12 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare.
The Florida Legislature needs to provide the third branch of government in this state with consistent, reliable funding. Revenue is currently provided from foreclosure filing fees. Even then, the courts receive only two-thirds of the revenue.
A Senate committee has added its imprimatur to increasing the governor’s control over judicial nominating commissions. The Senate Judiciary Committee on January 25 approved SB 1570, which allows the governor to replace his five direct appointments...