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- Civil Citation Bill Squeaks Through Committee
- Protecting A Woman’s Right
- Cabinet Aides Get Testy over Firing Lawsuit
- Culture Change Sought for Prison Wardens
- Bathroom Choice Must Match Gender on Drivers License
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- Jean-Paul Sartre"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
- George Santayana"The Soul is the voice of the body's interests."
- Calvin Coolidge"It takes a great man to be a good listener."
- Eugene Ionesco"Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together."
- Concealed Carry Approved When Fleeing Storms, Slung Shots too 1, March4, 2015If you are unlucky enough to be ordered to evacuate in an emergency, you may soon be able to carry a concealed weapon while you are leaving under legislation approved by a House Committee at the State Capitol today. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, it was one of two self protection measures to pass. Floridians […]Mike Vasilinda
- Civil Citation Bill Squeaks Through Committee 1, March4, 2015Legislation requiring every county to issue civil citations to juveniles first arrest for a non violent misdemeanor squeaked through a House committee today over the opposition of law enforcement. First approved in 2010, the citations are optional for police, but seven counties have issued none. The Reverend Bernice Powell Jackson told lawmakers the current […]Mike Vasilinda
- Protecting A Woman’s Right 1, March4, 2015Several dozen Planned Parenthood volunteers were in the Capitol today protesting legislation that would restrict abortions. One bill would outlaw them altogether, while another requires doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Elizabeth Lee came to object to legislation requiring a 24 hour waiting period before the procedure can be performed […]Mike Vasilinda
- Cabinet Aides Get Testy over Firing Lawsuit 1, March4, 20159 aides to the Governor and Cabinet met today but refused to discuss an upcoming vote changing how agency heads are reviewed or hired and fired. Citing a law suit over the firing of FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey in December, the aides are party to a law suit alleging they violated the Open meetings […]Mike Vasilinda
- Culture Change Sought for Prison Wardens 1, March4, 2015Sweeping legislation to protect prison guards who report abuses and to protect inmates from officers and their supervisors cleared it’s second committee in the State Capitol today. The legislation seeks to change a culture of “us against them” prevalent among middle managers who order retribution against inmates. Sponsor Greg Evers of Baker says change is [… […]Mike Vasilinda
- Bathroom Choice Must Match Gender on Drivers License 1, March4, 2015Legislation approved this afternoon by a House Committee would prohibit people from using a single sex bathroom of a sex other than the gender listed on a person’s drivers license. The bill is designed to keep people under going gender modification from picking and choosing which bathroom they want to use. Nadine Smith of Equality […]Mike Vasilinda
- State of the State 1, March3, 2015Governor Rick Scott painted a picture of an improving economy during the annual State of the State address to open the legislative session, but Democrats and others say Scott is wearing rose colored glasses. Governor Rick Scott entered the legislative chamber to modest applause that subsided before he reached the speakers platform. Once there he […]Mike Vasilinda
- Testing Troubles: Day 2 1, March3, 2015There was no smooth roll out of Florida’s new computer based testing this week. As Matt Galka tells us, lawmakers will have their hands full figuring out how to remedy the situation over the next two months. More than half of Florida’s school districts reported some sort of problem with the new computer based […]Matt Galka
- Food Deserts 1, March2, 2015Food deserts are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee in Tallahassee approved giving grocery businesses located in low income areas tax breaks of two thousand dollars or more if they stock healthy produce. State Senator Dwight Bullard offered the bi […]Mike Vasilinda
- Fight over Charlotte’s Web Continues 1, March2, 2015Lobbyists, parents, and medical professionals packed a hearing at the State Department of Health to speak on proposed rules for the growing of low thc marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web. January first was a legislative deadline for having the rule ready, but challenges continue to delay the medicine. Bridget Bateman came to speak up for […]Mike Vasilinda