Tag Archive | "Will Weatherford"

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida


Just a few days shy of the beginning of this year’s legislation session, there are signs that in-state tuition for undocumented students might pass.

Published in Blog, Government, Immigration, Politics

Politicians Admit In Court Destroying Redistricting Records


Florida Republican leaders admitted in court filings this week they destroyed documents related to the redistricting effort in 2012.

Published in Blog, Government, Open Records, Politics

Proposed Amendment To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Florida Faces Court Hearing


The fight over a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution legalizing medical marijuana is making its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

Published in Blog, Government, Health, Politics

Florida Legislators Will Pay More For Health Insurance Next Year


Florida lawmakers will be paying more for health care soon.

Published in Blog, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics

Pro Sports Teams Lobby Florida Lawmakers At Record Levels


This past legislative session was big business for sports lobbyists, The Florida-Times Union reported this week.

Published in Blog, Business, Government, Politics

State Legislator Looks To Amend ‘Stand Your Ground’ In 2014


Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith filed legislation this week that aims to amend the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, which received media scrutiny following the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year.

Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Legislature To Vote On Possible Special Session To Review ‘Stand Your Ground’


Florida’s Secretary of State has received enough letters from state lawmakers to trigger a vote on whether to hold a special session to take a second look at the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.

Published in Blog, Government, Justice, Politics

Weatherford Appoints Citizens Board Member While Facing Questions About Ties to the Insurer


As Will Weatherford speaker was being questioned about his business connections, the House speaker appointed a new member to the board that oversees the taxpayer-backed insurer.

Published in Government, Journalism, Politics

Florida House Speaker Connected to Citizens Contractor


Will Weatherford hasn’t disclosed his relationship with a company that has received money from Florida’s state-run insurance company.

Published in Government, Open Records, Politics

Gov. Rick Scott Criticizing ‘Obamacare,’ Again


Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott, whose first foray into politics was launching a campaign aimed at stopping momentum for the health care reform law in 2009, is back to criticizing the law.

Published in Blog, Economy, Government, Health, Insurance, Politics

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