Florida Constitution http://wlrn.org en Legislative Leaders Join Attorney General In Fight Against Medical Marijuana http://wlrn.org/post/legislative-leaders-join-attorney-general-fight-against-medical-marijuana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislative leaders are joining the fight against </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/qa-effort-make-medical-marijuana-legal-florida" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">an effort to get a medical marijuana proposal on the ballot </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">next year.</span></p><p>Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Destin, and House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, say they will file a brief with the Florida Supreme Court opposing the initiative.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:11:44 +0000 Gina Jordan 22977 at http://wlrn.org Legislative Leaders Join Attorney General In Fight Against Medical Marijuana Law Of The Land In Florida Is A Source Of Irritation For Asians http://wlrn.org/post/law-land-florida-source-irritation-asians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a question we received from one of several hundred South Florida residents who attended a recent&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/Miami Herald Town Hall that was held just prior to the current legislative session.</span></p><p>This one comes from friend-of-WLRN&nbsp;<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/201304/PiyushAgrawal.JPG" target="_blank">Piyush Agrawal</a>, a scholar, educator, businessman and philanthropist who lives in Weston:</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:28:14 +0000 Rick Stone 12058 at http://wlrn.org Law Of The Land In Florida Is A Source Of Irritation For Asians Floridians Would Get Right To Speak Before Public Boards Under Proposed Legislation http://wlrn.org/post/floridians-would-get-right-speak-public-boards-under-proposed-legislation <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Citizens do not have the right to speak before a public board or commission takes official action, according to Florida’s Constitution.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though Florida citizens have a right to access public records and meetings, they do not have a right to be heard before governmental bodies take official action any given proposal.&nbsp; This means that city council members, county commissioners and other officials could vote on issues without letting citizens have their say. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:02:50 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 10878 at http://wlrn.org Floridians Would Get Right To Speak Before Public Boards Under Proposed Legislation