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Hospital privatization bid dropped; tears of joy for Adkins?

The latest House health care budget proposal doesn't look good for the Boca-based GEO group, which sought to privatize Northeast Florida State Hospital -- and hired powerful lobbyists to get it done.

The House proposal ditches the proposed privatization, and word is the fight's over.

That just might bring tears of joy to Rep. Janet Adkins, who has literally cried this session while voicing objections to privatization of the hospital, which sits in her district.