Monthly Archives: May 2013
Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich continues to amass impressive grassroots support, which included nabbing this past week the endorsement of NOW. Senator Rich has been barnstorming the state for the better part of a year now and while she has faced obstacles from some party elders, her support continues to grow on a weekly basis. Many […]
Vote descriptions here House ratings here The ideological splits which have characterized the Florida House since the early 2000s have largely been absent in the Senate. However, with several moderate Republicans term limited in 2012 the fear was that the Senate would shift sharply right. However, several Republicans voted a more moderate line in the […]
Full ratings can be found here SB 718 (Stargel) and HB 231 (Workman) were a pair of bills that would, essentially, reduce alimony benefits for divorcees. This legislation would have changed family law in Florida to include statutory time limits on how long alimony can be received to – in most cases – half the […]
Very different ratings from what we have at TFS for obvious reasons in this year’s Florida Chamber Report Card.
Last year. a coalition of Environmental Groups launched a petition drive to place a constitutional amendment on the 2014 ballot that would guarantee a consistent source of money for environmental protection. The campaign is in full swing backed by former Senator and Governor Bob Graham. Every progressive should make getting involved in this initiative a […]
Excellent detailed breakdown from State Impact/NPR.
Florida, much like other southern states in the early part of the century, had an inherent conflict between business and populism. Florida was the boom state of the 1920s but after the land bust, stock market crash and the onset of the Great Depression a liberal New Deal hero emerged – Claude Pepper. Ed Ball […]
A few years ago, Jamie Dimon, the Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan, was the “savior” of Wall Street armed with a “fortress” balance sheet. Today eight federal agencies are investigating the bank, which has been labeled, “out of control,” by one analyst and shareholders will vote tomorrow on cutting Dimon’s role in half. In […]
From the Miami Herald. Plenty here to be concerned about for those who care about protecting our fragile ecosystem.
Ann Coulter to help Vern Buchanan fundraise; Will Palm Beach Conservative elite play on the state level?
Ann Coulter, one of several high profile national right-wing demagogues that call Palm Beach County home will be traveling across the Peninsula to the west coast to help Vern Buchanan raise campaign cash according to the Tampa Bay Times. Despite scandals and a controversial initial election in 2006, Buchanan has emerged as a popular local […]