Government and politics

Florida’s largest Medicaid payment vendor must pay nearly $9.1 million after missing deadline to challenge government fine

The deadline set by Florida lapsed for its largest Medicaid payment vendor to challenge a nearly $9.1 million fine over the company’s failure for nearly three months to pay tens of thousands of health-care claims for the state’s sickest and neediest children. Sunshine State Health Plan Inc. of Tampa had …

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Report in election fraud investigation says jailhouse sign-ups could compromise Florida’s voter system

The lead investigator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sweeping criminal probe into jailhouse voter sign-ups by this county’s Democratic elections supervisor concluded that the effort represented a “haphazard registration of inmates” that could compromise the integrity of the state’s voter registrations, according to her summary notes in the …

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Five inmates indicted on voter fraud charges following jailhouse registration drive in Alachua County

A Florida prosecutor has filed felony voter fraud charges against at least five inmates in what is believed to be the first cases resulting from a state investigation into a voter registration drive conducted inside the jail in July 2020 by Alachua County’s Democratic elections supervisor. All the men charged …

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