The Florida Independent is accepting applications for a full-time reporter/blogger. Follow the jump for more details on the position, and how to apply. #
The reporter will closely cover reproductive rights issues at both the state and national level, with a focus on the state legislature and Florida’s congressional delegation. The successful candidate will be a prolific, tenacious writer who can own this issue day in and day out, and regularly put together aggressive investigative pieces that examine the role of evangelical organizations, political committees anamong others, in shaping the public debate. #
As Senate President Mike Haridopolos has withdrawn his support of a high-speed rail line connecting Orlando and Tampa, at least one business group announced plans Wednesday to rally support for the project.
At the outset of the lame-duck session in Congress, Washington Independent writers previewed what would happen. They predicted that a temporary extension of the tax cuts would pass, no significant environmental legislation would pass, “don’t ask, don’t tell” might be repealed and the DREAM Act would fail. Ultimately, that was about right.