At 2 p.m., Attorney General Pam Bondi will hold the first Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse and Newborns meeting with Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and others.
Gov. Rick Scott’s office is claiming that the funding he vetoed for rape crisis centers was “duplicative” and that “nobody was able to make it clear to [the governor] why rape crisis centers needed the new funding.”
President Obama will make an appearance today on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, which will be televised from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appearance is an effort to gin up support once more among young voters.
On April 17, smack in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The Legislature allotted the funds to the organization in order to support 30 rape crisis centers as they face impending reductions in collections, which currently is the bulk of their budgets.
Wage theft, the practice of stiffing workers out of money they are owed, has emerged as a major economic justice issue in the U.S. over the last decade, to the point where over 60 percent “of low-wage workers experience wage theft each week,” according to a report released Wednesday.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued its 2012 strategy Tuesday; opponents insist it maintains the same failed policies of prior administrations.
Yesterday, Gov. Rick Scott signed the state’s $70 billion while vetoing $142.7 million line-items. While some health care items were eliminated, one budget line that funds a breast and cervical cancer detection program survived the round of cuts.
Mitt Romney’s campaign hired GOP campaign strategist Ed Gillespie, while Kris Kobach’s “advisor” status was put in doubt, according to news reports.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney discussed the importance of the Latino vote over the weekend.