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Planned Parenthood has included Florida in its list of states at risk for the upcoming election. Only four other states (Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio and Texas) are included on the list.
In a press release sent out yesterday, state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, says that federal lawmakers need to apply common sense principles when it comes to balancing the national budget. Specifically, he argues that giving handouts and tax breaks to big corporations while cutting programs like Medicare is not a responsible tactic.
The Republican majority on the state House Judiciary committee voted Thursday to support House Bill 241, which would render useless local wage theft ordinances that help workers who have been stiffed of their earned wages by dishonest employers.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida's executive director, Howard Simon, appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show last night to talk about a host of personal freedoms he says Gov. Rick Scott has infringed upon since taking office early this year.
A Virginia judge today ruled that the federal health care reform's mandate that Americans acquire health insurance is unconstitutional, conflicting with rulings in two other lawsuits challenging the law, according to The New York Times. The decision could also affect the anti-reform lawsuit filed by Attorney General Bill McCollum in a Pensacola court, a case that is scheduled to continue with oral arguments this Thursday.
Republican congressional candidate Allen West voluntarily joined the Broward Teachers Union between 2004 and 2005 for the one year he was a high school social studies teacher at Deerfield Beach High School, a move at odds with his hostile attacks on unions during this year's election.