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Florida’s Community Health Centers Report $2B Impact

May 10, 2018
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A new report by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers shows the centers provided care to more than 1.4 million patients last year, and made a $2 billion economic impact, returning $1.78 for every state-invested dollar.

Andrew Behrman, the president and CEO of FACHC, said the more than 11,000 employees live and work in their communities, and help divert people away from more costly emergency room care.

Florida House Speaker Won't Run For Governor, Backs Putnam

May 10, 2018
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After months of considering a run for governor, Republican House Speaker Richard Corcoran will stay out of the race and instead back Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Corcoran stood with Putnam Wednesday morning as he announced his decision. Corcoran said it's expensive to run for a statewide office and he didn't think he'd have the resources to mount a campaign. The primary is less than four months away.

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Governor Rick Scott came to Fort Myers Monday to sign legislation that requires emergency generators at all Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 


Lee County Solid Waste

When seasonal residents of Southwest Florida start getting ready to head back up north, they may leave behind non-perishable food items, which could spoil and have to be thrown away.

That’s why Lee County has come up with an initiative to not let that food go to waste.

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