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2:40 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Human rights caucus forms in legislature

A South Florida Democrat Wednesday announced the formation of the Human Rights Caucus within the Florida Legislature. James Call reports activists say most people are unaware of the daily abuse of people’s fundamental rights in the Sunshine State.

Human Rights activists say Miami Representative Dwight Bullard is their angel. He’s sponsored Human Rights Day at the capitol the past three sessions. This year we wanted to take it a step forward.

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6:46 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

State employee drug testing bill returns

Legislators are pushing yet another bill that would ask Florida citizens to pee in a cup. Regan McCarthy reports the bill that’s making its way through the House would let state agencies randomly drug test their employees.

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6:42 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Prison closures spark questions, concerns

Some lawmakers are raising concerns about the Department of Corrections closure of prisons, two facilities in particular. As Sascha Cordner reports, while some argued about the closing of a women’s faith-based prison, others wonder if the department is taking into account the impact of shutting down prisons in small communities. 

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6:24 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Prison privatization bills rile lawmakers for and against it

A massive prison privatization effort is causing quite a stir among Florida lawmakers. That’s due to a move by Senate President Mike Haridopolos to vet a pair of prison privatization bills through two committees that are not prison-related. As Sascha Cordner reports, the bills now move on to one last committee stop, despite objection from some who feel the process is a sham.

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5:54 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Prison privatization takes center stage

To privatize or not to privatize, that’s the question up for discussion in the Florida Legislature this week.  And it will continue in the coming weeks. The Senate has already filed a couple of bills, and as Sascha Cordner reports, a House Budget committee is now looking into the feasibility of the massive prison privatization effort.

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