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Matthew Seeger

Representative Richard Corcoran may be putting his foot in his mouth after calling proponents of Medicaid expansion “Gucci-loafing, shoe-wearing special interests.” Medical professionals from South Florida marched heel-toe to the capitol, and as Matthew Seeger reports, they’re not going to buckle to legislative tongue-lashing.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Senator Dwight Bullard of Miami-Dade has been trying for years to have Florida regulate plastic bags, with little success. The Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee* has approved a similar bill sponsored by Bullard that may do the next best thing- allow individual communities to create their own policies. 

Patrick Murphy for Congress campaign

As U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy starts his run for a senate seat this election cycle, some of the more progressive-leaning Democrats in Florida see him as an elephant in mule’s clothing. Florida progressives met to discuss what to do about the so-called “Wall-Street Democrat.”

Florida House

The Florida House of Representatives cleared out several proposals Friday, sending them to the senate.

House and Senate Democrats are rallying around two sets of bills that would promote voting rights in the sunshine state. Legislators holding the meeting are 100% done with voter restriction.

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