Jeff Clemens http://wlrn.org en Are Florida Politicians Responding To Rising Sea Levels? http://wlrn.org/post/are-florida-politicians-responding-rising-sea-levels <p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:06:55 +0000 Marva Hinton 12883 at http://wlrn.org Are Florida Politicians Responding To Rising Sea Levels? Why Revenue Neutrality Is Key To Enacting An Internet Sales Tax In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/why-revenue-neutrality-key-enacting-internet-sales-tax-florida <p>Online shoppers in Florida may have to budget an extra 6 or 7 percent for their Web purchases if State Sen. Nancy Detert's sales tax bill (<a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0316" target="_blank">SB 316</a>) makes it through the Legislature this year.</p><p>But they may get some of that back. She's making the legislation politically palatable by ensuring most of the revenue is returned in the form of tax breaks.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:31:21 +0000 Rick Stone 12332 at http://wlrn.org Why Revenue Neutrality Is Key To Enacting An Internet Sales Tax In Florida Despite Legislative Slide From Hostile To Neutral, Marijuana Bill Seems Doomed http://wlrn.org/post/despite-legislative-slide-hostile-neutral-marijuana-bill-seems-doomed <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>National opinion surveys are showing increasing support for medical uses of marijuana. Patients are puffing away legally in 18 states and the climate for medicinal pot has even become more welcoming in Florida.</p><p>Is Florida about to become State No. 19?</p><p>The question arose during the WLRN/Miami Herald Town Hall before the legislative session began. The questioner was Juan Palenzuela of Hollywood:</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:05:11 +0000 Rick Stone 12159 at http://wlrn.org Despite Legislative Slide From Hostile To Neutral, Marijuana Bill Seems Doomed What's Snuffing Out Medical Weed In Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/whats-snuffing-out-medical-weed-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A <a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=50439" target="_blank">medical marijuana bill </a>sponsored by two South Florida Democrats has reached the end of the line in Tallahassee.</span></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 11767 at http://wlrn.org What's Snuffing Out Medical Weed In Florida? Fast, Slow And Distracted Motorists Are Focus Of Two Proposed Bills http://wlrn.org/post/fast-slow-and-distracted-motorists-are-focus-two-proposed-bills <p></p><p>Safe driving is the focus of two proposed bills being filed in Tallahassee this session. One bill addresses texting while driving. The other bill deals with slow people in the fast lane.</p><p></p><p>According to the News Service of Florida, Senator Nancy Detert, a Venice Republican, believes this year will be the year her texting-while-driving ban passes.</p><p></p><p>This will be her fourth attempt.</p><p></p><p>Although the bill has passed the Senate twice before, Detert says it has never been heard in the House.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 8288 at http://wlrn.org Fast, Slow And Distracted Motorists Are Focus Of Two Proposed Bills