Apr 4, 2024 - News

The Pulp: Campaign fueled by contractor cash

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🏥 BayCare Health System released plans for its first hospital in Manatee County — with a $548 million price tag. It will include an emergency room, facilities for urology, cardiology and more. (Tampa Bay Times)

Florida's "pay-to-stay" law, which charges the formerly incarcerated for their prison stay, presents a financial obstacle for those trying to move on after their release. Critics call it a "life sentence." (WFTS)

💰 Gov. Ron DeSantis relied on state contractors to bankroll his failed presidential campaign after Republican donors largely soured on him when his popularity waned last summer. (The Washington Post)

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