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Caregivers: Rick Scott’s cuts to disabled services ‘may break our backs’ by Melissa Gridley

By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel
Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered deep cuts Thursday to programs that serve tens of thousands of residents with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism and other developmental disabilities.

Though a range of state services face cuts from this year’s Legislature, the governor invoked his emergency powers to order the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities to immediately roll back payments to group homes and social workers by 15 percent — an amount providers say could put them out of business and threaten their clients’ safety.

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How Many Ways Can Rick Scott Screw Up Florida? Let’s Count Together! by Recall Rick Scott
March 30, 2011, 9:36 PM
Filed under: Florida, Government, Politics, Rick Scott, State Legislature, Uncategorized

From Mother Jones’ Offbeat Politics: This Week in Zany Florida Republicans
— By Adam Weinstein | Wed Mar. 30, 2011 1:32 PM PDT
In recent weeks, we’ve detailed the hilarity that ensues when tea partiers decide to dismantle the protections of government that had been assembled by Democrats and Republicans alike in this, the fourth-largest state in the union. Included in the fun:

  • an inane winding-down of the public-school system;
  • a Medicaid coup that will benefit the governor’s business interests;
  • mandatory drug testing that also will benefit the governor’s business interests, assuming it’s not ruled unconstitutional;
  • the governor going against law-enforcement officers to ban a database that prevents drug fraud;
  • the GOP plotting to rule over the Florida legislature until at least 2018;
  • the governor having trouble counting past nine, while shafting state employees;
  • said governor professing his undying love of Wal-Mart, again and again and again;
  • and, of course, GOP legislators standing up for truth, justice, and the inalienable right of homeowners to avoid inspections on their septic tanks.

But wait! There’s more!