On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder used his powers under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to block enforcement of a prohibitive new voting law in Texas. The law would have required voters to show government-issued identification at the polls.
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Florida’s $70 billion budget will strip about $4.4 million in family planning dollars from the state’s Medicaid budget. The state’s funding for controversial crisis pregnancy centers, however, remains intact.
A right-wing group has announced it will “pressure states and localities” through lawsuits, if necessary, “to clean up voter registration rolls pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).” The group claims that several states, including Florida, have voters on their registration rolls that are ineligible to vote.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection today announced it has completed a series of post-hurricane season beach inspections, as part of the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The same Florida legislator who is seeking an all-out ban on abortion in the state has sponsored a bill in the Legislature that would recommend the HPV vaccine for young girls entering the sixth grade.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be dropping out of the Presidential race today, according to Politico. Perry is expected to make the announcement in a press conference sometime before tonight’s debate, and will likely support Newt Gingrich’s candidacy.
The Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that Florida has lost out on millions of federal dollars intended to help states increase access to children’s health care for low-income families.
Wikipedia, one of the opponents of the Stop Online Piracy Act that is moving through Congress, confirmed it will move ahead with a blackout Wednesday, despite the announcement that the measure will be shelved.
University of Florida President Bernard Machen spoke to the state House Education Committee this morning, echoing many of the concerns previously expressed by Gov. Rick Scott about higher ed and offering other proposals he says could make the state’s university system more effective.