BRADENTON, Fla. — Of Florida’s 67 counties, an “unprecedented” 52 have joined a lawsuit challenging a new state law that county officials say could impair their ability to make bond payments and meet debt coverage requirements while reducing bonding capacity.

The law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott on March 29, requires that the state intercept shared revenues with counties that have disputed Medicaid payments in the past as well as the future.

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