Florida Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein says while she’d like to see the measure do more, she’s happy Scott signed the bill granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students.
As Florida’s redistricting trial enters its second week, a Republican staffer took the stand again Tuesday to face questions about drawing and submitting maps. E-mails between state and national GOP operatives suggest politically motivated maps were submitted publicly under someone else’s name.
Someone - there’s some debate as to whether it was Will Rogers or Mark Twain - said you can tell when a politician is lying if their lips are moving. Certainly today’s hyper-charged political campaigns are often known for their casual approach to accuracy, as well as their incredible expense. Ryan Benk took a look at what’s happening in Florida in the ramp-up to this fall’s elections. He begins with a conversation with one of the state’s top political journalists.
Ryan Benk: The Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo joins me now. Hey, Marc welcome to the program.
Discussion of a Senate bill aiming to abolish all red light cameras in Florida was postponed Wednesday after several amendments failed to pass the Transportation Committee.
The bill is similar to Rep. Frank Artiles’ (Rep-Miami) House bill, which has been the subject of controversy since its filing in early January. After failing to abolish red light cameras in a bill in last year’s session, Artiles added amendments to cut fines for red light runners caught on camera and establish alternate methods of preventing red light running.