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LGBTQ Activists Calling For Executive Order From Governor to Protect LGBTQ State Employees

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:42:38 +0000

LBGTQ activists say Governor Rick Scott broke his promise to do more to protect against discrimination after the Pulse night club shootings. One year later there are still no additional employment or housing protections for LGBTQ individuals. Brandon Wolf is a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The tragedy took the life of his close […]

Father’s Anti Texting Fight Continues

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:15:52 +0000

The families of people who have died at the hands of texting or otherwise distracted drivers are unhappy state lawmakers did noting this year to prevent deaths. But as Mike Vasilinda tells us, one distraught father is using his hurt and anger to keep pushing for change. Anthony Branca was 19 when he died just […]

One Year After Pulse, Activists say Governor Rick Scott has Dropped the Ball on Protecting LGBTQ Rights

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:59:09 +0000

Officials with Equality Florida and the Florida Democratic Party are criticizing Governor Rick Scott for failing to issue an executive order protecting LGBTQ individuals from employment discrimination. Leon County Democratic Party Chairman, Andy Janecek says the Legislature as a whole has failed the LGBTQ community when it comes to protecting employment rights. “In Florida aside […]

National Organization for Women Calls for Board of Governor’s Member to Resign

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:53:33 +0000

A member of the Governing Board of the State University apologized after suggesting the reason women make less than men is because of genetics. But the National Organization for Women says the apology doesn’t go far enough. While discussing the pay gap between men and women graduates, Board of Governors member Ed Morton said this,“The […]

Morton Apologizes for “Poor Choice of Words”

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:58:21 +0000

Florida’s Board of Governors were told statistics show women graduates make less than their male counterparts a year after leaving school. During the Tuesday meeting, board member Ed Morton suggested teaching salary negotiating skills for women, but also said the gap may be genetic. “The women are given, maybe some of it’s genetic, I don’t […]

As Rain Falls in Florida, Assignment of Benefits is Getting Costly

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:43:37 +0000

  When you go to your doctor, most people sign a form allowing the doctor to bill the charges directly to your insurance company (if you are lucky enough to have one). The same thing often takes place when it comes to home repairs, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, claims of abuse in the […]

Florida Universities Begin Laying the Framework For Industrial Hemp Projects

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:04:08 +0000

The University of Florida and Florida A & M  could soon be in the business of researching hemp. Legislation allowing the research, which has only been legal since 2014 has been signed into law. FAMU is gearing up in anticipation for the research to begin. Florida’s farmers are looking for new ways to make ends […]

Trial Date Set in Murder for Hire of FSU Law Professor

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:05:55 +0000

Nearly three years after an FSU law professor was killed in an alleged murder for hire plot, a trial date has been set for the accused triggerman. As Mike Vasilinda tells us documents given to defense attorneys show the investigation is still ongoing. Sigfredo Garcia got a court date. January 22, three and a half […]

“Rain is Gonna Fall”

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:02:30 +0000

Rain fell across most of north Florida all day long and is expected to last through Thursday. The Governor’s office is warning of flooding and says “Affected counties have not reported any unmet needs and every county emergency operations center (EOC) remains in monitoring status. Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall west of […]

Judge Reverses Decision, Makes Pre Reveal Games Illegal

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:12:10 +0000

A Circuit Court Judge has reversed his ruling on Pre Reveal Game Machines to reclassify them as illegal slots. The ruling comes after the judge was asked to reconsider his decision by the Seminole Tribe. The Seminole Tribe has exclusive rights to slot machines and banked card games like blackjack in Florida, except in two […]