nursing home


The Florida Constitution Revision Commission convenes every twenty years to review proposals to the state constitution. A proposed bill of rights for nursing home residents has proven contentious. 

Rep. Emily Slosberg Twitter

After the destructive repercussions Hurricane Irma had on Florida’s elderly residents, a new bill looks to address the key issue as to why they were so negatively affected.

Judge Rejects Gov. Scott's Emergency Generator Rules

Oct 27, 2017
MGN Online

Governor Scott is expected to appeal a Friday decision by an administrative judge, who tossed out emergency rules issued by Scott’s administration. The rules required nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators and enough power to cool buildings for 96 hours.

Florida Channel

Governor Rick Scott does not appear to be backing down from his emergency rule, requiring nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have a generator within the next two months.

MGN Online

On the heels of nine nursing home deaths due to Hurricane Irma, Florida’s U.S. Senators have filed a bipartisan bill to create a national panel that looks into ways to help seniors during a disaster.

Capital Report: 04-23-2014

Apr 23, 2014

Today (Wednesday), the Florida Senate teed up several measures, unanimously passed a bunch more, and sent some over to the Governor for his signature. As Sascha Cordner reports, that includes a bill addressing juvenile life sentencing, a pair of gun-related measures, and another that ups the speed limit on several highways.

Lawmakers in the Florida House passed a bill Wednesday aimed at cracking down on adults in schools who participate in inappropriate relationships with students.

Capital Report: 07-12-2013

Jul 12, 2013

Because of federal budget cuts, furloughs are causing Florida National Guard facilities to operate differently.  Stan Jastrzebski visited a base this week where Guard higher-ups briefed the rank-and-file on what to expect, how to protect their money and what delays will be considered acceptable with a four-day work week.