An apology made to the gay rights community is the latest in the controversy between Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and her former staffer. As Sascha Cordner reports, Carroll’s apology stems from a comment she made more than a week ago implying black lesbians aren’t attractive, while trying to defend herself against allegations that she and a female aide were caught in “a compromising position.”
In recent weeks, there’s been lots of conflicting information coming out from the state. There is agreement that Florida’s economy is growing—but officials disagree on what’s contributing to that growth and whether or not it will continue.
Florida’s unemployment rate stalled last month at 8.6 percent. The lackluster jobs report coincided with Governor Rick Scott’s announcement that two new businesses are coming to Florida: