Episode 5: Budget Breakdown The Rotunda
THE ROTUNDA - The budget battle in the Legislature gets intense with huge a spending gap between the House and Senate over Obamacare. The showdown over the $2 billion Low Income Pool program causes Joan Alker, executive director at the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, to lash out against Florida officials via Twitter. 

Alker says the federal government did not walk away from negotiations as stated by AHCA Secretary Elizabeth Dudek. Senator Bill Nelson and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz lobby for the issue in Tallahassee. Gomes also talks with Sen. Anitere Flores about her bill mandating a 24-hour waiting period and two doctor visits before women can undergo an abortion. Flores also discusses her stance against President Obama’s decision to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. Environmental reporter Bruce Ritchie talks Amendment 1 and Florida Forever program.

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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