Florida Legislative Session 2013 http://wlrn.org en How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses http://wlrn.org/post/how-boca-attorney-expects-charlottes-web-rules-affect-amendment-two-businesses <p>Florida's new <a href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/office-of-compassionate-use/index.html" target="_blank">Office of Compassionate Use</a> has issued proposed rules for the regulation of Charlotte's Web, that buzz-free variety of marijuana the Legislature approved for limited medical use this year.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:27:54 +0000 Rick Stone 35156 at http://wlrn.org How A Boca Attorney Expects Charlotte's Web Rules To Affect Amendment Two Businesses Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns http://wlrn.org/post/charlie-crist-says-hell-release-nearly-25-years-tax-returns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced he’ll release his tax returns going back nearly 25 years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I would challenge Rick Scott to do the same,” said </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at an event on Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:39:28 +0000 Sammy Mack 34628 at http://wlrn.org Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns Integrity Florida On Financial Disclosures, Blind Trusts, And A Corruption Tax http://wlrn.org/post/integrity-florida-financial-disclosures-blind-trusts-and-corruption-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Division of Elections says </span><a href="http://election.myflorida.com/candidate/canlist.asp" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">18 people have qualified to run for governor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They include Republicans, Democrats, independents, a Libertarian, and write-in candidates.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:27:46 +0000 Gina Jordan 34465 at http://wlrn.org Integrity Florida On Financial Disclosures, Blind Trusts, And A Corruption Tax Frontrunners For Governor Reveal Finances And Seek More Transparency http://wlrn.org/post/frontrunners-governor-reveal-finances-and-seek-more-transparency <p></p><p>Now that Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist have released details about their finances, the <a href="http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/canlist.asp" target="_blank">front runners in what is expected to be a very close governor's race</a> are goading each other to be more transparent.</p><p>Governor Rick Scott's net worth is well over $100 million. The businessman and former health care executive does not accept a salary as governor.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:54:10 +0000 Gina Jordan 34411 at http://wlrn.org Frontrunners For Governor Reveal Finances And Seek More Transparency The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-medical-marijuanas-sticky-web <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor signed the Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bill. Some Florida doctors will be able to start writing prescriptions on January 1. But how will the system work?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>And last week Jamaica’s prime minister announced the country will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Other Caribbean governments look poised to follow suit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 34270 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-says-florida-taking-care-immigrants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gov. Rick Scott was in Overtown Thursday to highlight millions in the state budget to help children who were victims of human trafficking.</p><p>This year’s state budget will spend $6 million to hire more advocates to help children during court cases. Another $3 million will pay for safe houses and rehabilitation for child victims of trafficking.</p><p>Scott also used the opportunity to talk about a new law that allows some undocumented immigrants access to in-state college tuition.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:41:24 +0000 John O'Connor 34249 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Says Florida Is Taking Care Of Immigrants John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure http://wlrn.org/post/john-henry-be-one-first-executed-botched-oklahoma-procedure <p>UPDATE 6/19/2014 -- John Henry's execution was temporarily delayed waiting for a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court which was denied. Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43pm.</p><p>Eddie Davis is the next person scheduled to be executed in the state. That will take place on July 10th.</p><p>-----------------------</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is on track to execute its first inmate since the flawed and controversial execution in Oklahoma that led to an inmate’s heart attack.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:54:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34083 at http://wlrn.org John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scotts-stock-oil-company-angers-environmentalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few environmental groups in Florida want </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott out of office due to his involvement in oil stocks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott has a growing stock in an oil company involved in drilling in Collier County, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2011 he invested $135,000 in </span>Schlumberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Limited, one of the biggest oil service companies in the world. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:15:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34066 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-signs-bill-legalizing-charlottes-web <p>A Florida bill legalizing Charlotte's Web,&nbsp;a strain of low-THC marijuana used to treat severe illnesses in children, was approved today by Gov.&nbsp;Rick Scott.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates say Charlotte's Web</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;benefits children who suffer from a number of chronic medical conditions,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">particularly epilepsy.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:31:48 +0000 Selima Hussain 34017 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Charlotte's Web SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case http://wlrn.org/post/scotus-chooses-not-hear-florida-tobacco-case <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to rule on a ground-breaking case out of Florida. Pitting Tobacco companies against smokers, this seems to be one strike against the corporations.</p><p>In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against big tobacco companies in a decision that has come to be known as the Engle Case. Life-long smoker, physician, and Miami-Beach resident Howard Engle was the lead plaintiff.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:34:57 +0000 Wilson Sayre 33727 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case Gov. Scott Signs Bill Allowing DREAMers To Qualify For In-State Tuition http://wlrn.org/post/gov-scott-signs-bill-allowing-dreamers-qualify-state-tuition <p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:00:44 +0000 Constanza Gallardo & Elaine Chen 33636 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Scott Signs Bill Allowing DREAMers To Qualify For In-State Tuition May 30, 2014: Scott Vows To Sue VA http://wlrn.org/post/may-30-2014-scott-vows-sue-va <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:30:27 +0000 Marva Hinton 33174 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Has Most To Lose In State Budget http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-has-most-lose-state-budget <p>Miami-Dade County is eligible for more money than any other county in the state budget -- $1.8 billion. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">That makes the county more susceptible to budget vetoes before the budget goes into effect in July.</span></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 18:51:36 +0000 Gina Jordan 33072 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Has Most To Lose In State Budget May 15, 2014: South Dade Mayors Protest FPL Vote http://wlrn.org/post/may-15-2014-south-dade-mayors-protest-fpl-vote <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:46:40 +0000 Marva Hinton 32369 at http://wlrn.org May 14, 2014: Gov. Scott Approves FPL Plan To Expand Turkey Point http://wlrn.org/post/may-14-2014-gov-scott-approves-fpl-plan-expand-turkey-point <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:21:55 +0000 Marva Hinton 32302 at http://wlrn.org