A bill that critics say will weaken Florida’s health department was presented to Gov. Rick Scott today.
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The Florida Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), along with Florida’s public health associations and a coalition of distinguished public health leaders, have sent a letter to Gov. Rick Scott asking him to oppose legislation that seeks to reorganize the state’s Department of Health (DOH), warning that it would be “very detrimental to public health.”
A little-noticed piece of legislation that recently passed the state legislature will prohibit local governments from hiring companies that do business with Cuba or Syria. Despite its passage, experts warn that the bill is likely to face a court challenge.
With very little debate and a 31-9 vote, the Florida Senate passed a bill today that critics have warned would severely weaken Florida’s Department of Health.
State Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples (Pic by Mark Foley, via myfloridahouse.gov)
Public health advocates spoke out against a bill aimed at reorganizing the state’s Department of Health (DOH) during its passage in a House health committee today.
Despite a continuing public legal challenge waged by the state of Florida, state lawmakers are still dedicating a significant amount of time to passing memorials, bills that are mostly ceremonial, urging the federal government to repeal the health care reform bill.
The Florida Senate Judiciary committee voted Thursday against a bill that would have allowed immigrant students who meet certain requirements to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida public colleges and universities.
The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism committee has passed an unemployment compensation bill that would amend Florida law to allow victims of domestic violence to qualify for unemployment compensation.
Students Working for Equal Rights and other groups will hold a prayer vigil at the Miami office of Republican state Sen. Anitere Flores today, two days after a Florida Senate committee shot down a bill that would have allowed U.S.-born children of undocumented workers to qualify for in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges.
A Florida Senate higher education committee yesterday shot down a bill filed by state Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, that would allow children of undocumented workers to qualify for in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges.