TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jul 9, 2015, 12:17 PM ET By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s congressional maps don’t meet the requirements of a voter-approved constitutional amendment that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party. The court ordered the Legislature to try […]View
Florida lawmakers, most of whom oppose Medicaid expansion, benefit from generous tax-subsidized health insurance.
BY MARY ELLEN KLAS Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau One of the chief arguments Florida House Republicans made Friday when they rejected the Senate plan to help 600,000 working poor get health insurance is that it would create a taxpayer-funded entitlement and would be hard to repeal. What they didn’t mention during the debate is that they […]View
Florida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees — including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers — because of Gov. Rick Scott’s failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to drug tests. The state agreed earlier this month to pay $600,000 […]View
In response to Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s statement that he “is always on the job,” despite the wide reporting of his borderline-nonexistent work schedule, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant issued the following statement: Prove it. Background: Lopez-Cantera Talks Legislative Session in Southwest Florida Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, (@Jenna_Buzzacco) June 29, 2015 Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera spent […]View
Last month Justice Department announced that the Obama administration would provide $20 million in grants to local police departments to help buy body cameras for officers. It’s the first portion to be approved by Congress of a $75 million, three-year body camera funding program requested by the President last December. That’s not to be confused […]View