A coalition of Florida business groups says government should deliver Internt broadband to Florida’s underserved communities, where “it has been economically difficult or impossible for private companies to provide services.”
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State Rep. Erik Fresen’s request at a House subcommittee meeting in Tallahassee today to temporarily postpone his bill to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida essentially killed the bill for the 2012 legislative session.
The influential anti-abortion and anti-gay group Family Research Council announced this week that it filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting that the health care reform law be struck down because it will “fund abortion,” among other reasons.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed a lower court ruling that the requirement in the federal health care reform law that individuals buy health insurance or face penalties is unconstitutional. It also upheld the lower court’s rejection of an argument by Florida and 25 other states that the law’s expansion of Medicaid is “coercive” to the states.
The online legal resource SCOTUSblog, which follows the U.S. Supreme Court, is holding an online symposium on an issue that figures prominently in the fate of Florida health policy: the constitutionality of the federal health reform law.
The Republican majority on the state House Judiciary committee voted Thursday to support House Bill 241, which would render useless local wage theft ordinances that help workers who have been stiffed of their earned wages by dishonest employers.
Gov. Rick Scott today spoke at a press conference for Floridians for Sustainable Pensions, a newly announced coalition of tea party, libertarian and business lobby groups that aims “to ensure that Floridians have an organized voice to encourage immediate reform of government pensions,” according to its website.