Tag Archive | "Orange County"

Orange County Lawmakers Thwart Sick Pay Ballot Measure

Ashley Lopez: Using a stall tactic, the Orange County Commission killed a ballot measure aimed at providing earned paid sick days to workers in the area.

Published in Blog, Business, Government, Justice, Politics

Orange County Mayor Looks to Undermine Sick Pay Ballot Measure

Ashley Lopez: Progressives in Orlando were able to win a tough battle and place a mandated earned sick pay measure on the November ballot there, but the county’s mayor is considering a competing resolution that would undermine it.

Published in Blog, Economy, Government, Justice, Politics

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students

Mc Nelly Torres: An FCIR analysis of data on child poverty, homelessness and subsidized lunches shows how much poorer Florida has become since the Great Recession.

Published in Economy, Education, Government

In Lake County, Whizzing Bullets From New State Law

Ralph De La Cruz: A new state law has local governments reversing gun ordinances and cops afraid to confront one trigger-happy resident.

Published in Blog, Government, Justice

Report: Secure Communities Encourages Racial Profiling, Lack of Due Process

Ralph De La Cruz: Mirroring an FCIR analysis from January, a report released Wednesday found that Secure Communities often deports non-criminals and disproportionately detains Latinos. Even U.S. citizens have been arrested.

Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Justice

Foreclosure Risk: Orange County

Examine foreclosures in Orange County.

Published in Housing

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