In a letter released today, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, joined state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, in his opposition to the Scott administration's plan to privatize portions of state parks for use as high-impact camp and RV sites.
Though it was initially critiqued for being too radical, the fetal personhood movement has been making waves across the country — and seems to be gaining steam. In a new post on the Personhood USA website, the group says its movement's influence is being seen across the cross: in legislation, billboard campaigns and presidential debates.
Take the Test, Take Control is the key message of the National HIV Testing Day held on June 27 and sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of People with AIDS.
The Christian Family Coalition announced today that it is endorsing Julio Robaina for mayor of Miami-Dade County.
Set to appear on Florida's 2012 ballot: an amendment that would repeal language in the state constitution that bans using public money to fund religious organizations. Opponents of the amendment say it would break down an important wall between church and state. Proponents such as Thomas Wenski, the archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami, claim the Legislature is ending a law that discriminates against Catholics.
John Cassani, a member of the Southwest Florida Watershed Council, is one of the few siding with the EPA in the debate over Florida's water quality problem. In a recent op-ed published in The News-Press, Cassani argues that the EPA's proposed numeric nutrient criteria (a set of standards to limit nitrogen and phosphorus in Florida waterways) are imperative for the health of Florida's environment.
On Wednesday, a U.S. House subcommittee will discuss a bill filed by chair Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that would require the use of E-Verify, the federal program that verifies if a worker is authorized to work in the U.S.
Rachel Maddow devoted some of last night's program to the Federal Election Commission lawsuit against a former business partner of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, and a former dealership co-owned by the congressman. As our Virginia Chamlee reported last week, a judge fined the dealership $67,900 for what the Election Commission called an extensive and ongoing scheme” to funnel “secret, illegal contributions” to Buchanan’s 2006 and 2008 campaigns.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to ensure voluntary participation in Secure Communities, a federal immigration enforcement program that has been seriously questioned because it has jailed and deported undocumented immigrants who have committed no crime.
Florida Senate President and U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Haridopolos was kicked off a conservative Central Florida radio show after declining to answer questions about Congressman Paul Ryan's budget plan.