CAIR: ‘Anti-Shariah’ law shows Sen. Hays ‘disconnected’ from ‘real problems’

Responding to news that state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, has filed what one right-wing organization is dubbing an anti-Shariah law, Nezar Hamze, executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, tells The Florida Independent that Hays' bill could impact believers in all faiths and that its filing shows Hays is disconnected from his constituents and Florida's real problems.

Florida Water Coalition urges Congress to deal with health threat from algal blooms

The Florida Water Coalition today sent letters to the state's congressional delegation, urging them to support water pollution limits for Florida, which have been opposed by every major industrial and agricultural group in Florida. According to the letter, water pollution in Florida is posing a serious health threat to humans and wildlife alike — and leading to declines in tourism and waterfront real estate.