The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language
By Elaine Chen • Feb 15, 2013
On the Florida Roundup, we take a look at the week in news in our region and state:
- As President Obama addressed the Congress and the nation, how is the state of Florida’s union? From voting and gun rights to climate change, we take a look at what resonated here from the President’s speech.
- Also on our minds: Marco Rubio delivered a feisty (and thirsty) rebuttal in the Republican response. But does he deserve his new title as the GOP’s savior?
- And former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer pled guilty to using his position to steer business to his company, thus avoiding a trial that would have likely pulled in former Governor Charlie Crist.
- Also this week, the state House ethics subcommittee passed its own reform bill supported by House Speaker Will Weatherford. We'll see whether the proposals by the state House and Senate will lead to meaningful change in a state that ranked number 1 in public corruption convictions.
- ¿Habla usted español? In light of Doral's vote on making Spanish its second official language, we ask you whether Spanish is a requirement for living in South Florida.
Host Phil Latzman speaks with Teresa Frontado of El Nuevo Herald, Rosemary Goudreau of the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Marc Caputo of The Miami Herald.