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Florida Politics: Poll finds Floridian’s want ‘Marsy’s Law’

By Peter Schorsch More than eight out of ten Floridians say they would vote for a ballot initiative putting victims’ rights into the state constitution according to a new poll put out Wednesday. The survey found 85 percent of the 700 likely voters polled agreed with the proposed ballot language being tossed around by Marsy’s Law […]

Orlando Sentinel: Commentary: Seismic surveyors follow rules to protect marine life

By Gail Adams  The United States has an 80-year history of discovering helpful scientific data from marine seismic surveying. Currently, less than 10 percent of federal waters are open for energy exploration due to current regulations. Also, to date, there is no scientific data indicating any risks to marine life associated with sound from seismic […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Leon County schools among Florida’s most segregated, says report on economic divide

By: James Call Tallahassee, scene of some of Florida’s epic early civil rights battles, has retreated from the ideals of the ’60s and ’70s. Some public schools in Florida’s capital city are re-segregated, according to a LeRoy Collins Institute report. But there’s a bitter twist. The findings by lead author Gary Orfield of the UCLA Civil […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Opinion: Marsy’s Law gives victims their rights

By: Patricia Levesque Every day we hear the stories of those who chose to commit crimes in Florida. We know when a person is arrested, officers are required to read them the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Many of us can probably recite them: You have the right to remain silent; you have the right to an attorney… […]

Sunshine State News: In Wake of Harvey, Irma and Maria, We Need Tax Reform for Small Businesses’ Recovery

By: Julio Fuentes Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico have recently experienced complete devastation in some areas of the state due to severe hurricane damage and flooding. We are unfortunately all too familiar with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Each state continues to rightfully focus on safety, rebuilding and economic recovery efforts in order to get […]

Naples Daily News: Commentary: Tourism aids Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Naples

By Jack Wert, Executive director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau Three weeks ago, record-breaking Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, heavily impacting several cities across the state and leaving millions without power. However, the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in concert with Collier County government officials have worked tirelessly […]

Miami Herald: Florida schools growing more segregated — and the problem is worst in Miami, study says

BY KYRA GURNEY While Florida has become more diverse over the past two decades, its schools have grown increasingly segregated. And nowhere is the problem more acute than in Miami. That’s according to a new study from Florida State University’s LeRoy Collins Institute, which found that one-fifth of the state’s schools are intensely segregated, with African-American and […]

RELEASE: Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Encourages Congress to Pass the New GOP Tax Reform Plan

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Encourages Congress to Pass the New GOP Tax Reform Plan Florida small businesses will greatly benefit from lower tax rates STATEWIDE, Fla. – The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition of Florida commend our congressional members and the White House for […]