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Florida sets record in Obamacare enrollment as people clamor for health insurance

Hastings Tribune 27 Jan 2023
In Florida, enrollment ballooned to 3.2 million, a 19% jump over last year’s open enrollment period under the health law, commonly known as Obamacare ... To qualify for Medicaid in Florida, parents must earn less than 31 percent of the federal poverty line, or less than $6,807 for a family of three, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates.
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Republican-led voucher expansion could steer $2.4 billion from Florida public schools

The Florida Times Union 27 Jan 2023
TALLAHASSEE – A proposed massive expansion of Florida’s private school voucher program easily cleared its first House stop Thursday, despite drawing blistering criticism that it would drain billions of dollars of needed cash from students ... Speaker Renner has priority.Florida House speaker pushes to open private school vouchers to all.
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Sheri Ritsema-Anderson appointed as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Jordan

The Jordan Times 25 Jan 2023
She took up her post on 22 January. Ms ... Sheri Ritsema-Anderson began her career working in social protection. As part of the New York City Mayor’s Office and the State of Florida governments, she was responsible for advancing social policy and programming in the areas of poverty alleviation, children and family services, and homelessness ... Image ... Right .
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Scathing column explains the 'real problem facing Floridians' — and it’s not 'drag queen story times'

Raw Story 24 Jan 2023
According to Frank Cerabino’s column, Florida relies on social security payments to its residents more than any other state ... Research done by the center highlighted that over 1.3 million Floridians, or 6 percent of Florida's population, aged 65 and older can live above the poverty line with the help of Social Security.
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Don King: Let’s all work together to address community health needs in Jacksonville

The Florida Times Union 22 Jan 2023
Providing affordable, accessible, quality care is one of the ways we serve the community, along with the more than $265 million in community benefit and care for those living in poverty provided by Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast during our last fiscal year ... In Northeast Florida, ...
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Florida House speaker pushes to open private school vouchers to all

The Gainesville Sun 20 Jan 2023
TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Paul Renner threw his support Thursday behind a measure that would make most Florida families eligible for private school vouchers – a move that further enflamed the fight over the future of public education in the state ... DeSantis signs Florida school vouchers expansion.
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Iowans give millions to sheriffs’ group that spends only 34% on charity

News-Press Now 18 Jan 2023
In 2021, the ISSDA’s annual conference had as its keynote speaker KrisAnne Hall, a Florida ... In 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that Hall had addressed the Florida chapter of the League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization that the SPLC considers a hate group.
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NEWLY LAUNCHED REHMANN FOUNDATION GRANTS $160,000 TO CHARITIES

Cadillac News 17 Jan 2023
Not-for-profit organization aims to empower opportunity for groups across Michigan, Ohio and Florida ... In its first year, the foundation's reach spanned Michigan, Ohio and Florida, providing aid to varied groups including children, metropolitan communities, people of different physical abilities, and several others.
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The GOP’s misguided ‘woke police’

The Hill 17 Jan 2023
The GOP is betting it’s politically smart to mock progressive policies that confront problems like racism, poverty, environmental ruin and climate change. Florida’s Republican Gov ... And I’ll tell you this, the state of Florida is where woke goes to die.”.
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Monuments, streets, parks are tributes placed worldwide prove King's dream is universal

The Philadelphia Tribune 16 Jan 2023
King’s Death,” Sharon Austin, associate professor of political science and director of African-American studies at the University of Florida, points out that, the Black poverty rate is almost three times that of whites ... University of South Florida students asked Tampa’s leaders to designate a trellised arcade as Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Iowans give millions to sheriffs’ group that spends little on charity

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 13 Jan 2023
In 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that Hall had addressed the Florida chapter of the League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization that the center considers a hate group.
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Rosewood massacre: Families mark 100 years since white mob razed Black town and lilled Black residents

Raw Story 10 Jan 2023
He’s visiting professor at University of Florida Law School, former staff attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center ... Kelley had to say? And also, as someone who has worked on poverty and race relations and violation of human and voting rights in this country at Southern ...
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'Continue the fight'

The Gainesville Sun 10 Jan 2023
The event included recognition of community activist Chanae Jackson as this year's inductee into the King Commission's Hall of Fame, which honors people from the community work to continue King’s legacy by advocating and nonviolently promoting the elimination of poverty, racism and social and economic justice in Alachua County and Florida.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis Highlights His Administration’s Major Accomplishments of 2022

Space Coast Daily 09 Jan 2023
Harvard study says that gaps in ‘math achievement by race and school poverty’ didn’t widen in school districts in states like Florida and Texas that mostly kept schools open.” “Interestingly, gaps in math achievement by race and school poverty did not widen in school districts ...
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Iowans give millions to controversial, right-wing led sheriffs’ group that spends only 34% on charity

Raw Story 09 Jan 2023
In 2021, the ISSDA’s annual conference had as its keynote speaker KrisAnne Hall, a Florida ... In 2019, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported that Hall had addressed the Florida chapter of the League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization that the SPLC considers a hate group.

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