TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Association of Counties calls it a video letter, but it looks and sounds like a campaign ad.
The association on Thursday released the 60-second message urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto a bill (HB 5301) that would require counties to pay more into the Medicaid system.
It opens showing a couple standing beside a foreclosure sign in front of their home and closes with the word VETO in large capital letters.
A female announcer says the bill would increase local taxes by making counties pay for mistakes by the state's electronic Medicaid billing system.
Besides the video letter, the association sent Scott a written one. It says the measure would bill local taxpayers an extra $77 million in the next budget year as a result of those errors.
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