A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led eight major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, where state legislators and business representatives meet to draft model legislation.
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A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”
Five state senators and five state House members have been issued subpoenas by a law firm representing the League of Women Voters of Florida and the National Council of La Raza. Both groups have intervened in the case of State of Florida vs. United States of America and Eric H. Holder Jr. Holder is the U.S. attorney general.
The Florida House on Thursday passed House Bill 993, which in a previous incarnation carried an amendment by Rep. Christ Dorworth, R-Heathrow, that would have given the governor and members of the cabinet sweeping authority to repeal rules under an expedited “summary process.”
Today the Florida House will have a chance to vote on a measure that environmentalists warn would make it harder for citizens to participate in decisions made by regulators.
State Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, added an amendment to a rulemaking bill that would make it more difficult for members of the public to challenge environmental permits.
On Friday, Senate budget negotiators led by Niceville Republican Don Gaetz let a House measure that would undo large swaths of Florida’s growth management laws into a budget conforming bill. The Senate had proposed its own growth management rewrite, but now the changes are part of a bill that can’t be amended and will be debated and voted on with the other bills that implement the state’s budget, not as a separate measure.
The House passed sweeping overhaul of environmental regulations affecting everything from wetlands mitigation to phosphate mining in eight minutes at the tail end of an eight-hour session, without debate or questions.