Deputy McHugh calls for return to old Health Board model

first_imgNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Previous articleDonegal woman puts Tellybingo win down to fortune teller’s predictionNext articleDungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes cleared to go to tender News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has told the Dail that the HSE has become a monster which must be tamed, and it will take the government some time to do that.Speaking on a Fianna Fail motion in the Dail last night, Deputy Mc Hugh said the structures as they now stand mean that power is taken out of local areas, and decisions are taken by people who are not accountable to the people affected.He says it’s now been proven that the old Health Board model was better…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jo830.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – February 23, 2012 center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Deputy McHugh calls for return to old Health Board model 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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Online CLE registration now available

first_img July 1, 2003 Regular News It just got easier to register for the Bar’s continuing legal education courses.Just log on to www.flabar.org, click on the “Storefront” link on the navigation bar on the left, find the course you want to take, fill out the electronic registration form, and use your Visa or MasterCard to pay for it.“This gives our members 24-hour-a-day access to sign up for Bar CLE courses and can be done now with just a few clicks on the computer,” said Mike Tartaglia, director of the Bar’s CLE operations. “This is just another step in our efforts to make it easier for our members to stay current on changes in the practice of law and meet their CLE requirements.”Members also may now order Bar CLE books and CLE audio/video tapes online as well.Tartaglia said the Bar’s CLE program provides an ongoing series of educational courses at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels to keep members up-to-date with the law and the practice of law. Because so many members participate in CLE, it has grown to be the largest single program of The Florida Bar, with some 80 different CLE programs offered 400 times each year.“The new online CLE registration is an alternative to the paper course registrations members have been accustomed to for years,” Tartaglia said.Chris Pollan, the project manager for the Bar’s online CLE registration project, said the online CLE calendar contains listings of live and video presentations, is updated regularly, and is searchable by course title, city, date, sponsor, course number, or topic.“You can type in that you want something in Miami that has tax in the title and hit the search button and it will return a list of all the courses the Bar is offering in Miami that deal with tax issues,” Pollan said. “Once you have the list of courses, you can click on the ones that interest you and that will bring up the full course brochure.”Pollan said to register for a course, lawyers will have to provide their Bar number, date of birth, and the year they became a Bar member. This information is needed to register on the Bar’s storefront, and only has to be done once. Once registered members will come back and put in their username(which is their bar number) and whatever password they have selected. He said the online system is set up to calculate all the costs, even automatically applying section member discounts.The site also will provide links to the hotels or conference centers at which the courses will be held, as well as directions to the facilities and contact phone numbers.Tartaglia said Bar CLE seminar presentations can be found in all of Florida’s major cities, including Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. Online CLE registration now availablecenter_img Online CLE registration now available last_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis Considers Cuts to State Budget, as Revenues Drop

first_imgThe state’s proposed $93.2 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts on July 1, arrived on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk Wednesday.On Tuesday, the governor warned that he plans to use his line-item veto power in order to make cuts to the budget, due to a loss in tax revenues amid the pandemic.He explained that such cuts could help keep lawmakers from having to revisit the budget before the election.“There’s going to be a lot more vetoes, there’ll be a lot of red,” DeSantis said during a news conference Tuesday.Lawmakers passed the plan on March 19 for the fiscal year that starts July 1.The budget (HB 5001) includes $690 million for Everglades restoration and water projects, as well as $500 million for teacher-pay increases, both of which are priorities to DeSantis.Another $100 million would go to the Florida Forever land-conservation program, while $50 million would be reserved for the Visit Florida tourism-marketing agency and three-percent across-the-board pay raises for state employees. The largest portion of the budget, $39.36 billion, would go toward health and human services programs.Additionally, the budget would boost Medicaid payment rates for nursing homes, and provide additional money to the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities.It also includes $10 million for the Agency for Health Care Administration to hire a contractor who can assist with a Canadian prescription-drug importation program.At the end of the legislative session, Republican leaders put $300 million in reserves to brace against any economic slowdown from the coronavirus.DeSantis plans to move millions of unspent dollars in an economic development program called the Job Growth Grant Fund from the current year to the upcoming year’s general revenue.A May report from the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research said the state’s revenue collections in April were more than $878 million below estimates, largely due to the decline in tourism. Figures for May have not yet been released.last_img read more

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