A New Path to Restoring Florida Felon's Voting Rights; Miami Among Cities that May Host Amazon HQ2

Feb 19, 2018

Guests for Sundial Wednesday, Feb. 14 2018:

Senior counsel for the Fair Elections Legal Network, Jon Sherman, represented the plaintiffs in the landmark case Hand v. Scott that found Florida’s current process for restoring convicted felons’ voting rights unconstitutional. He spoke with us about the case and what the new path for restoring felons’ voting rights should be.

Miami is one of the 20 cities that Amazon is considering for the location of their second headquarters. In an attempt to appeal to the corporate powerhouse, the prospective cities are offering incentives and big tax breaks. The Miami Urban Future initiative cofounder Richard Florida joined the program to explain why he doesn’t believe Miami will be the new home of Amazon’s second headquarters and warns against offering incentives as they could negatively impact a city long-term.