Bill Nelson http://wlrn.org en Environmentalists Speak At Bill Nelson's Miami Beach Sea-Level Rise Hearing http://wlrn.org/post/environmentalists-speak-bill-nelsons-miami-beach-sea-level-rise-hearing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Beach City Hall was at capacity this Earth Day when Sen. Bill Nelson held a field hearing on sea-level rise.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The hearing attracted environmentalists from across South Florida and the country.&nbsp;</p><p>The witnesses who spoke on account of sea-level rise included government officials Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:15:28 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31204 at http://wlrn.org Environmentalists Speak At Bill Nelson's Miami Beach Sea-Level Rise Hearing Fact-Checking Senator Nelson's Florida Population Claims http://wlrn.org/post/fact-checking-senator-nelsons-florida-population-claims <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wusf/audio/2014/04/4-16-14_Politifact_530p_(2).mp3" class="asset-audio">WUSF&#039;s Craig Kopp talks with PolitiFact Florida&#039;s Josh Gillin about Senator Bill Nelson&#039;s Claim that Florida has surpassed New York state in population. </a><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit politifact.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wusf/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/tom-mostlyfalse-pf_%282%29.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/">U.S. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:08:12 +0000 Craig Kopp & WUSF 30949 at http://wlrn.org Fact-Checking Senator Nelson's Florida Population Claims Nelson Still Considering Bid For Governor http://wlrn.org/post/nelson-still-considering-bid-governor <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Fanning the flames of uncertainty about former Gov. Charlie Crist's viability as a gubernatorial candidate, Democrats close to U.S. Sen. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:52 +0000 Dara Kam & Brandon Larrabee 23687 at http://wlrn.org Nelson Still Considering Bid For Governor State Working To Fix Glitch-Ridden Unemployment Website http://wlrn.org/post/state-working-fix-glitch-ridden-unemployment-website <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has a new website for unemployment claims, and much like the federal government’s health insurance website, it’s plagued with problems.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.floridajobs.org/job-seekers-community-services/reemployment-assistance-center/connect" target="_blank">The Reemployment Assistance&nbsp;Connect System – known as CONNECT </a>– is where jobless Floridians must go to file their claims. It’s overseen by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:04:16 +0000 Gina Jordan 23027 at http://wlrn.org State Working To Fix Glitch-Ridden Unemployment Website PolitiFact Breaks Down Some Less Than Accurate Ads For WLRN http://wlrn.org/post/politifact-breaks-down-some-less-accurate-ads-wlrn <p></p><div><p>We are in the homestretch of what will be another historic election that has the eyes of the nation on Florida.</p><p></p><p>Recently, PolitiFact Florida's Aaron Sharockman&nbsp;talked to WLRN's&nbsp;Phil Latzman&nbsp;about some of PolitiFact's final fact checks on races for Senate and President here in the biggest battleground state of all.</p><p></p><p>First, Sharockman says that the otherwise ho-hum U.S. Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Connie Mack has produced some less than accurate ads.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 4025 at http://wlrn.org PolitiFact Breaks Down Some Less Than Accurate Ads For WLRN NEWSCAST: Legislators Ask Gov. Scott For More Early Voting http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-legislators-ask-gov-scott-more-early-voting <p></p><p>Former democratic state lawmaker Dan Gelber, League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab each sent letters calling for more early voting. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson also emphasized the need more early voting hours if long lines continue.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:49:15 +0000 WLRN Staff 3990 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Legislators Ask Gov. Scott For More Early Voting Bill Nelson: I Am Still 'Petrified' Of Florida's New Voting Law http://wlrn.org/post/bill-nelson-i-am-still-petrified-floridas-new-voting-law <p>This year's presidential election is getting closer and Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., still doesn't feel too good about the state's new voting law.</p><p>He stopped by the <em>Miami Herald</em> today to talk about his debate against his opponent, Connie Mack, last night. He talked about immigration and the Space Coast, among other things, but he also voiced how he feels about Florida's new voting law.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:34:18 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3151 at http://wlrn.org Bill Nelson: I Am Still 'Petrified' Of Florida's New Voting Law Showdown At Nova: Bill Nelson, Connie Mack Mix It Up In First And Only Senate Debate http://wlrn.org/post/showdown-nova-bill-nelson-connie-mack-mix-it-first-and-only-senate-debate <p></p><p></p><p>Fact checkers were up all night after Wednesday's Senate debate between Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, U. S. Connie Mack. Facts and truth were relative things, many agreed, during the one and only chance Florida voters will have to see the candidates debate.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Mack is enjoying a bounceback after trailing in the polls for several weeks and the debate at Nova&nbsp; Southeastern University was animated with a few excursions into testy.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:56:24 +0000 Rick Stone 3120 at http://wlrn.org Showdown At Nova: Bill Nelson, Connie Mack Mix It Up In First And Only Senate Debate Nelson's Survival Shows Romney Surge Did Little For Republicans' Senate Strategy http://wlrn.org/post/nelsons-survival-shows-romney-surge-did-little-republicans-senate-strategy <p></p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Rick Stone 2876 at http://wlrn.org Nelson's Survival Shows Romney Surge Did Little For Republicans' Senate Strategy