The Family Research Council has added its voice and influence to the Black Genocide movement this week. In an email circulated to Research Council members, the anti-choice organization blamed Planned Parenthood for the 11 percent decrease in Washington, D.C.’s black population in the past decade. Demographers and actual experts, however, are attributing this shift to the stark polarization in income and education in D.C.
The head of anti-abortion group Personhood Florida says that his group is continuing its push for an amendment on the state's 2014 ballot, despite receiving little help from state legislators or pro-life groups.
Care Net, an organization that manages a nationwide network of crisis pregnancy centers, is entering the legal fight over a 2009 Baltimore ordinance that requires such centers to clearly disclose which types of services they do and do not provide.
Gov. Rick Scott has only eight days to decide whether to sign a bill that would split off USF Polytechnic into the state's 12th university.
Florida Tax Watch, a nonprofit critical of government spending, today released its list of recommendations of programs and spending it believes Gov. Rick Scott should veto in the state's $70 billion budget.
Residents opposed to a federally-funded, privately-managed immigration detention center in South Florida issued a statement Wednesday calling on President Obama to step in and halt the project.
Two voicemails left by Rep. Vern Buchanan for a former business partner and obtained by The Florida Independent shed more light on the ongoing dispute between the two men over who initiated what the Federal Election Commission has called an extensive and ongoing scheme to funnel secret, illegal contributions to Buchanan's 2006 and 2008 campaigns.
Gov. Rick Scott is slated to sign House Bill 7095, a bill that will implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the state, in three ceremonies across the state on Friday. The ceremonial signings will take place in Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
In its recommendations for saving money on the state's prison system, Gov.-elect Rick Scott's transition team seizes on a national trend taking hold among conservatives: maintaining their image as being tough on crime, while also getting tough on prison spending.
Priorities USA Action today released an ad it says reveals Mitt Romney's ties to Big Oil companies. According to Priorities, dedicated to protecting progressive leaders against what they call misleading attacks, the true motivation for Big Oil’s criticism of President Obama is to elect Mitt Romney, who the group says stands to protect Big Oil’s profits at the expense of middle class Americans.
Timing has not been on Gov. Rick Scott's side lately.
After The Florida Independent broke news on Monday that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for Florida rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the governor began discussing the elimination today — and he is fumbling his words.
On April 17, smack in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The Legislature allotted the funds to the organization in order to support 30 rape crisis centers as they face impending reductions in collections, which currently is the bulk of their budgets.
Another Latin American president has called for a conversation about the U.S.-sponsored war on drugs during the sixth Summit of the Americas, which takes place next week in Cartagena, Colombia.
If Trayvon Martin had been white, would he still be alive? That was the question participants discussed Sunday on the Spanish-language news show Al Punto.
As part of a permanent campaign to protest a proposed immigration detention center in South Florida, more than 60 residents and immigrant advocates gathered Saturday to stage the Stations of the Cross.
No beating around the bush: It's true. The American Independent News Network announced today that it will be shutting down The Florida Independent effective Fri., April 27.
The Miami Herald is reporting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (aka ICE) has tentatively chosen a site in the Broward County town of Southwest Ranches as the location for a proposed immigration detention center. The decision has not yet been made formal.
One of the state's oldest civic groups is worried about the effects of an elections bill passed during this session of the Florida Legislature, which includes tough new regulations on groups that sign up new voters.
Last week, state senators passed an amendment to Florida's Medicaid privatization bill that would allow providers to not offer birth control “due to an objection on moral or religious grounds.” According to state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Palm City, the amendment came at the request of Catholic Services. According to recent research, this restriction would remove a service that the overwhelming majority of Catholic women are actually using.
Gov. Rick Scott signed new legislation today that will allocate $1.5 million to pay for relocation services for women who are victims of sexual battery. The bill's signing comes in the wake of criticism of the governor over his veto of $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, a group that was going to pass along that funding to 30 rape crisis centers across the state.
A Wednesday vote by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee to approve the Legal Workforce Act, which would mandate the use of the immigration enforcement E-Verify program, has prompted mixed reactions among conservative and industry groups.
A new Florida law seeking to crackdown on “pill mills” takes effect Friday, even as it remains under assault by a legal challenge in federal court.
Despite the hotly-contested primary race in Michigan yesterday, Florida remains the state in which the most amount of money has been spent by Super PACs in a primary.
In a new ad, Marco Rubio challenges Charlie Crist to return campaign contributions from donations made before Crist’s announcement that he will not run against Rubio in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Follow the jump to watch.
Add another cut to the already long list of health care services that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed last week: $1.8 million dollars in vaccinations for postpartum women on Medicaid.