Progressive groups in Florida have launched a website that aims to shine “a spotlight on [U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's, R-Fla.] extremist positions, numerous ethical lapses, and the ‘wrong way’ he’s trying to lead our nation.”
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Progress Florida, one of the state’s most active progressive groups, has started a petition denouncing the state’s recent involvement in a lawsuit against the federal government’s mandate requiring health insurers — except for religious employers — to cover contraception as a preventive service.
Gov. Rick Scott has come under fire for a recent campaign contribution from Coral Gables entrepreneur Miguel Fernandez, chairman of MBF Partners, a “private equity firm that invests in healthcare companies.” MBF recently gave a committee affiliated with Scott a hefty $125,000 donation, leading some critics to speculate that the donation comes as a “thank you” of sorts for Florida’s Medicaid overhaul.
The day before a U.S. Senate judiciary committee will hold a public hearing on Florida’s controversial new elections law in Tampa, a progressive group announced that it had collected 11,289 signatures for a petition denouncing what the group calls the “Voter Suppression Act of 2011.”
The Charles G. Koch Foundation has come under fire for its involvement in hiring at Florida State University, and although the school has defended itself against accusations that it accepted Koch funding in exchange for allowing the group to hire certain staff members, FSU students continue to challenge the arrangement.
Planned Parenthood has announced it will join Awake the State in rallies taking place all over Florida tomorrow.
Awake the State is organizing and mobilizing Floridians who are against Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-led state Legislature during a summit in Orlando this weekend.
Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, told reporters yesterday that the House plans to join two members of Florida’s congressional delegation in appealing a judge’s decision to reject a lawsuit that sought to block one of Florida’s Fair Districts amendments from taking effect.
Progress Florida has launched a new petition calling for Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon to “drop” his chamber’s participation in legal action targeting Amendment 6, one of the two popular Fair Districts measures passed by Florida voters last fall.