They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.
One of the great advantages of the universe as well as one of its biggest problems is that everything is connected to something. From the forces that act on the tiniest subatomic particle to the most massive of planets, nothing works apart from everything. Nothing exists entirely within a vacuum, completely unaffected by anything around it.
Florida's legislators get a $22,000 annual health benefit paid by the state and 165 out of 180 of them accept the benefit. Meanwhile, Florida's poorest and most vulnerable residents aren't being covered by Obamacare today and wait for answers, and insurance coverage.
On behalf of all those who truly need MMJ to ease their suffering, I would like to thank VNO2 for "pulling a Microsoft" and giving our Legislature the tools that will make Amendment 2 a reality.
Does a controversial bill with a billion-dollar price tag hang on a wait list that might not even exist? I sincerely hope not.
Legislators always hype "parent choice" as their mantra whenever they support bills that privatize public education.
We need to talk to our children consistently about these and other dangers, not to scare them but to inform them and to insure that if and when they are in danger they know who they can reach out to and confide in.
After a raucous 60-day session, the Florida House and Senate went home, leaving two irreconcilable health care bills and at least $5 billion on the ta...
Simply put, this kind of legislation runs afoul of basic tenets of constitutional law and overriding principles of American jurisprudence. Moreover, its sponsors haven't demonstrated any tangible need for it.
It's too easy to just tell legislators that they are wrong. The harder path is to give them the facts and hope they don't ignore them. With only thre...
What if you could allow an American woman the continued right to make that decision, and at the same time preserve the life of the fetus? The abortion debate would be over.
Out of the 50 states, Florida ranks 48th in the number of people that have health insurance. That means only two states have fewer people insured, with Texas being the worst. More than one in every five Floridians have no way but self-pay or no pay when they need medical attention.
A game is being played out in the halls of the Florida State Capital. Sometimes it's dodge ball, with some legislators trying to find any reason to avoid having to accept federal dollars, even if it means that almost a million of Floridians may be without an affordable safety net.
Remember Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old African American gunned down in February by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, with a semiautomatic handgun that the State of Florida had licensed Zimmerman to carry, loaded and concealed?
In a move that had been expected for some time, the states of Florida and Arizona have merged in an effort to consolidate financial resources and to enact a series of laws even more insane than the ones that either state had passed individually.
It seems that these days most of us think our politicians really don't do much. But if you look at the Florida Legislature, that's far from the truth. Oh, they were busy... but busy for whom?