News Service of Florida http://wlrn.org en Q&A: An Interview With Florida Gun Lobbyist Marion Hammer http://wlrn.org/post/qa-interview-florida-gun-lobbyist-marion-hammer <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Marion Hammer is one of Florida&#39;s most-influential lobbyists. She served as president of the National Rifle Association from 1995 to 1998, is a member of the NRA board and has been the executive director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, the state&#39;s NRA affiliate, since 1976.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:44:33 +0000 Margie Menzel & News Service Of Florida 17813 at http://wlrn.org Q&A: An Interview With Florida Gun Lobbyist Marion Hammer U.S. Justice Dept. Sues Florida Over Kids In Nursing Homes http://wlrn.org/post/us-justice-dept-sues-florida-over-kids-nursing-homes <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal; ">Nearly a year after issuing a scathing investigative report, the U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that Florida has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by unnecessarily placing children with disabilities in nursing homes.</span></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:10:54 +0000 News Service of Florida 17842 at http://wlrn.org U.S. Justice Dept. Sues Florida Over Kids In Nursing Homes 'Transparency' Losing Ground In Tallahassee http://wlrn.org/post/transparency-losing-ground-tallahassee <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TALLAHASSEE -- Senators looking into the state's efforts to make budget information available online are expressing skepticism about Transparency 2.0, a site developed under a $5.5 million no-bid contract that is nonetheless endorsed by some ethics advocates.</span></p><p>The hesitance by members of the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee, which surfaced at a Thursday meeting, raises questions about whether the project has any prospects for revival.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Brandon Larrabee 7957 at http://wlrn.org 'Transparency' Losing Ground In Tallahassee