The group of Florida lawmakers gathered on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday morning consisted of people you don’t normally see on the same side of an issue. But the Republicans […]
Oil, Gas Exploration to Begin Within Big Cypress National Preserve · National Parks Conservation Association
Despite ongoing lawsuit, destructive seismic exploration set to start in Big Cypress’ sensitive wetlands. Source: Oil, Gas Exploration to Begin Within Big Cypress National Preserve · National Parks Conservation Association
A bill opponents say will cripple public employees labor unions cleared a House committee Wednesday on a 10 -3 vote. Rep. Scott Plakon’s HB 11 would almost certainly result in decertification of […]
Sale and trade of shark fins to continue in Florida, despite threat to ecosystem, tourism | St. Augustine Record
Environmentalists sighed in disappointment after a Florida Senate bill banning the sale and trade of shark fins was amended last week, weakening its original intent.
Originally proposed by Northeast Florida Senator Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, Senate Bill 884 would have thwarted the lucrative business of shark fin sales with strong language outlining the punishment and violations of the sale, trade or distribution of fins.
“Eleven other states that had ports where this activity was taking place have already banned the sale and trade of shark fins,” said Erin Handy, campaign organizer for Oceana’s Climate & Energy Campaign in Florida. “Florida would have been the twelfth.”
St. Johns Riverkeeper states: Senate Bill 10: A good water bill has just gone bad. Currently, “despite the good intention of the bill’s supporters in and out of the Legislature, all those who […]
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Teacher pay in Florida lags behind the national average by about $9,000.
Republican legislators in Florida are planning to compound the deadly mischief of the state’s Stand Your Ground law by allowing accused killers even greater leeway to claim self-defense and immunity from prosecution in violent confrontations.
Senate Bill 1096 (2017) – The Florida Senate: Obstruction of Traffic During a Protest or Demonstration
Obstruction of Traffic During a Protest or Demonstration; Prohibiting a person from obstructing or interfering with traffic during a certain protest or demonstration; providing criminal penalties; exempting a motor vehicle operator from liability for injury or death to a person who is obstructing or interfering with traffic under certain circumstances, etc.
Equal Pay Day Lunch and Learn Tuesday March 28, 12 noon at the Garden Club of Jacksonville!