The Florida governor’s race, a contest between two candidates with more background in business than in politics, has been in a dead heat. Who will prevail: Republican Rick Scott or Democrat Alex Sink? Here’s what people are saying around the web:
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Daniel Smith, an elections expert and professor at the University of Florida, warned during a U.S. Senate hearing last Friday that the state is witnessing a decrease in voter registration numbers due to a new law passed by the state's GOP-led Legislature.
State Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, has introduced an amendment to the Florida Senate's budget bill that eliminates funding for the Crisis Counseling Program in the Department of Health and increases funding to the Family Planning Program.
The Florida Current reports that the federal government announced it will take another 30 days to decide whether to grant Florida a waiver for a mandated profit cap for certain health insurance companies.
The Consumer Federation of the Southeast, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, released a statement yesterday asking Florida lawmakers to close a tax loophole for a Florida-based tobacco company.
Tarren Bragdon, the president of a new Naples-based right-wing policy group, touted the state's controversial Medicaid reform plans and Florida's welfare drug testing law during an event held last week by the American Legislative Exchange Council (known as ALEC).
FloridaToday.com is reporting that state Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, will indeed run for the U.S. Senate in 2012 — a move that should come as no surprise to those who have followed rumors of Haridopolos' ambitions since the Nov. 2 election.