Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 9.11.19

A massive story broke overnight — If The Guardian unleashes a Florida investigation, you know it is a big deal. And this morning, it dropped a bombshell regarding Rick Scott‘s time in the Governor’s Mansion.

The reveal: the Scott administration blocked more than $50 million in federal funds awarded to Florida between 2015 and 2017 to fight the spread of HIV.

The reason it matters: at a time where almost every other state in the country reduced its rate of HIV infection during those years, Florida saw a surge of hundreds of new HIV cases that might have been prevented if the state had accepted the federal funding.

Other highlights (or is it lowlights) from the report:


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