A Senate panel ended emotionally today after a group of people attending “Muslim Day” at the Capitol were shut out of speaking against a bill aimed at outlawing “foreign law” in family court cases. The measure, and past incarnations of it, have been touted by right-wing activists as an attempt to “stop the spread of Sharia in Florida.”
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A divided state Senate yesterday began the process of casting a final vote on a bill that would privatize prisons in some regions of the state, before cutting the vote short. The Senate will continue the process today.
A bill that would provide a way for Floridians to donate money to the homeless when registering vehicles and renewing their driver’s licenses moved forward in the Florida Senate today.
The Orlando Sentinel reported last week that Central Florida officials are warning “the number of homeless students in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties has ballooned 79 percent since January 2009.”
According to a report released today by The National Center on Family Homelessness, Florida has one of the worst rates of child homelessness in the country.
State legislators have launched a bipartisan effort to combat Florida’s homelessness crisis, which garnered national attention this past weekend.
This past weekend, the Florida Family Policy Council held its annual policy awards dinner, this time featuring GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. During the ceremony, the anti-gay rights and anti-abortion group presented an award to the Ocala couple that runs Choose Life, Inc.
This weekend, the Florida Family Policy Council holds its annual policy awards dinner featuring GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. The group will also feature a list of “special guest participants,” which includes many of the Florida legislators who played a big role in curbing access to abortion in the state this past session.
Possibly prompted by a recent Miami Herald investigation (which can be found here and here), Gov. Rick Scott yesterday vetoed House Bill 4045, which eased some of the reporting requirements for the regulation of assisted living facilities.
Bipartisan opposition sprang up today during a Florida Senate debate over a bill that requires clinics to offer ultrasounds to women seeking abortions. The measure previously mandated that all women view an ultrasound before an abortion, but was tweaked recently to allow patients to opt out by signing a form.