In a YouTube clip posted today, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos announces that he’s decided to drop out of the U.S. Senate GOP primary. #
After touting his 2011 record in the Legislature and some of his early campaign endorsements, Haridopolos says it “became increasingly clear” that his responsibilities as a legislative leader were “in conflict” with his campaign commitments. He also says he won’t be a candidate for any office in 2012. #
There's been a push to bring Florida into the right on crime movement, which aims to cut prison costs by increasing programs like drug treatment and job training for prisoners, thereby reducing recidivism - and ultimately cutting costs for taxpayers.
The Department of Health and Human Services included a provision in its recent decision to make birth control a preventative service that would allow religious groups to refuse to cover contraceptive services.