In response to Gov. Rick Scott’s line item veto stripping funding for 30 rape crisis centers around the state, a Tampa Bay center issued an open invitation to Scott yesterday.
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State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, released a statement today expressing “deep disappointment in Governor Scott’s decision to veto $1.5 million in funding for the 30 certified rape crisis centers serviced by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.”
A bill that has been described by critics as a “clean-up bill” written to include several anti-abortion measures that did not pass in the GOP-led Florida Legislature last year, passed in the Florida House today in a 78-33 vote.
The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, that prohibits local governments from “adopting or maintaining in effect law, ordinance, or rule for purpose of addressing” wage theft, the practice of employers stiffing workers out of the wages they are owed.
With the final days of 2012′s legislative session drawing near, Planned Parenthood held a rally at the capitol yesterday to denounce a slew of anti-reproductive rights bills that have already made their way through committees in the Legislature this session.
Democratic legislators joined the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida at the capitol today to denounce the Legislature’s continued “attack” on services for women and children.
Three bills that would restrict access to legal abortions in the state passed a state House health committee yesterday.
A controversial bill that would outlaw sex- or race-based abortions in Florida passed a state House health committee today.
State Rep. Lori Berman, D-Delray Beach, wants to christen this week “Reproductive Rights Awareness Week.”
The Florida Senate yesterday adopted a resolution sponsored by state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, that makes January 2012 ”Pregnancy Resource Center Month.”