Winners and losers in the 2013 session

May 4, 2013 

Winners and losers in the 2013 session

WINNERS:

• State workers: Minimum $1,000 raises

• Teachers: $2,500 raises tied to merit pay plans

• Manufacturers: Modest tax break in 2014

• Voters: Can fix absentee ballot errors, more early voting hours

• Doctors: More protections from lawsuits

• Drivers: Texting while driving becomes a ticketable offense

LOSERS:

• Sick, uninsured: No Medicaid expansion

• Insurers: Tax credit repealed after 26 years

• Internet cafes: Banned after gambling busts

• Investment funds: Plan to sell 401(k) plans to more state employees fails

• Miami Dolphins: No tax break for stadium upgrade

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