The Broward Group of the Sierra Club today announced its opposition to the federal immigration detention center set to be built in the South Florida town of Southwest Ranches.
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A GOP-sponsored bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances to resolve wage theft cases passed a vote in the House Community & Military Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is facing a complaint filed against the state’s unemployment compensation program with the U.S. Department of Labor’s office of civil rights.
A letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Tuesday argues that an immigration detention center to be built in South Florida does not comply with National Environmental Policy Act rules for federal agencies.
As Florida waits for approval from the federal government before moving forward with its plans to overhaul Medicaid, patient advocates remain concerned about problems with prenatal care access that plagued a five-county pilot program similar to the new statewide measure.
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on one of Rick Scott’s first and most substantial acts as governor, which drew a legal challenge earlier this year.
Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.25 to $7.31 per hour effective June 1 — a result of a successful constitutional challenge filed in January by farm, restaurant, nursery and service employees, as well as day laborers and other low-wage workers.
Despite a hostile legislature, South Florida organization presses for local anti-wage theft ordinance
Supporters of local anti-wage theft ordinances who also reject a state bill that would block those ordinances are working to make sure communities and local and state officials hear what they have to say.
Carol Bowen, director of government affairs for Florida’s Associated Builders and Contractors, confirmed yesterday that her organization is a member of a coalition of construction groups, with at least 30 members involved in all aspects of building and contracting, that supports the “Wage Protection” bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, and opposes a proposed Palm Beach County wage theft ordinance.
On Monday, state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, filed a Medicaid reform bill that would shift the bulk of Florida Medicaid patients into HMOs and other managed-care plans. Meanwhile, providers, advocates and patients continue to denounce Broward County’s Medicaid Reform Pilot program, which moved Broward Medicaid recipients into a managed-care model in 2006, as a failure.