Monthly Archives: May 2011

Department of Justice OKs ‘Fair Districts’ amendments

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division today announced its approval of Florida’s two “Fair Districts” amendments — measures approved overwhelmingly by Florida voters last fall that limit state lawmakers’ freedom to gerrymander districts in an effort to ensure one-party control.

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Gelber slams Scott in blog post

Former Democratic state Sen. Dan Gelber lashed out at Gov. Rick Scott in a blog post published earlier today. In the post, titled “I miss Jeb Bush,” Gelber writes that Scott’s  only interest is “pandering to a narrow swath of tea party supporters by nationalizing Florida politics” and that he “doesn’t seem to care about Florida.”

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Another line-item veto: Specialized health care for low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers

The Apopka Family Health Center in Orange County was one of the many health care centers servicing at-risk women that received a line-item veto from the state budget last week. Apopka was denied half a million dollars, which would have been set aside to give specialized health care to at-risk migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the area.

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