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The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, that prohibits local governments from adopting or maintaining in effect law, ordinance, or rule for purpose of addressing wage theft, the practice of employers stiffing workers out of the wages they are owed.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that the Florida Family Policy Council, a Florida-based anti-gay, anti-abortion group, has begun ramping up its effort to get Christians to the polls for the upcoming presidential election, hoping a large Christian voter turnout could help flip Florida away from President Obama.
A Florida House panel passed a bill on Thursday that would reduce unemployment benefits and make them more difficult to access.
Yesterday, the federal government released guidelines that would allow states the flexibility to create a blueprint for their mandated health insurance exchanges. Though the guidelines are a major step toward the implementation of one of the centerpieces of the health care reform law, the state of Florida remains one of the few states that has done nothing to set up an exchange.
Gov. Rick Scott told The Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times today that he sought a law that requires temporary assistance applicants to submit to a drug test for the benefit of the children.