Poverty

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is filing suit against a ban on panhandling in downtown Pensacola. The organization argues the rule is a threat to first amendment free speech.

Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg)
State of Florida

State Senator Jeff Brandes, a Republican  from St. Petersburg,  wants to reduce the number Floridians who get their drivers licenses suspended because they can’t pay fines.

United Way
United Way of the Big Bend

A new report from United Way shows nearly half of Florida’s households are struggling to make ends meet. United Way officials say their measurement tool called the ALICE Threshold gives a clearer image of poverty in the state.

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Democratic Florida lawmakers used Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson declaring war on poverty to push a measure they say will have a similar effect in the Sunshine State. But the bill’s authors concede it has little chance of passage.

Perspectives: Health and Wellness

Sep 19, 2013

Leon County ranks as one of the healthiest in Florida--but there are still problems where the county fares among the worst. STD's, Infant Mortality, Poverty, and sexual violence are all issues that Leon County struggles with the most.

Guests:
Holly Kirsch: acting administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County. 
Kristy Goldwire: Executive Director for Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition.