2019 budget

Funding within this year’s budget could help thousands of children get health insurance.

Inmate Health Costs Drive Up Prison Budget

Feb 5, 2019
Prisoners crowding around a table
Florida Department of Corrections

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to fund the Florida Department of Corrections next year at $2.7 billion, a spending plan that has some criminal-justice reform advocates pointing to struggles facing Florida’s prison system as a result of increased health-care costs. 

DeSantis Goes Light On Medicaid Cuts

Feb 4, 2019
DeSantis standing at a podium in front of US Flag
Florida Governor's Office

As a congressman, Ron DeSantis carved out a name for himself railing against Medicaid spending.