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The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association today announced its legislative priorities for the state's upcoming 2012 legislative session, touching on destination casino resorts and immigration and wage issues.
Because the state was denied an expedited hearing for its new voting laws, Florida might find itself conducting a presidential primary with two different sets of elections laws. An elections expert writes that if this is the case, the state would be in violation of its own statutes.
In an MSNBC interview last week, WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange responded to Florida resident and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's call for the execution of whoever leaked hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables to the whistleblower website. Assange called Huckabee just another idiot trying to make a name for himself. Video after the jump.
In a memo (.pdf) sent to the heads of each of Florida's five water management districts, a state Department of Environmental Protection special counsel writes that districts need to begin paring down or eliminating certain functions — an unsurprising request, given recent budget cuts. But environmental groups are worried about portions of the memo, which expressly indicate that the districts' responsibilities be limited in several areas — including land acquisition, wetlands mitigation, water conservation and the regulation of water supply and environmental resources.
Last month, the Florida Police Benevolent Association, a union that represents prison guards and other corrections officers, filed a lawsuit calling for a judge to strike down budget language that would privatize prisons in 18 South Florida counties. Check out the union's complaint, after the jump.