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Riley Gaines. Image via AP.

Jim RosicaSeptember 21, 2015
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A seemingly unlikely coalition of progressive groups, conservative organizations and businesses now have coalesced to support an anti-discrimination bill that historically hasn’t found traction in the Legislature. The bill (HB 45/SB 120), known as the “Florida Competitive Workforce Act,” aims to prohibit employment, retail and other discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, amending the state’s […]

Phil AmmannSeptember 17, 2015
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4min215
Two Palm Beach County municipalities are the latest to provide protections for all residents, including the LGBT community, from discrimination. The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition campaign manager Patrick Slevin on Thursday praised the Village of Wellington, Palm Beach County’s fifth largest municipality, and the Town of Lake Clarke Shores for efforts to protect the LGBT […]

Daniel TilsonOctober 22, 2014

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“So this state is on a roll.” That was Gov. Rick Scott’s deceptively simple summation, after rattling off the same old self-serving economic and employment numbers in his final debate against Charlie Crist. Scott’s incessant TV ads highlight the same misleading numbers, comparing job losses under former Gov. Crist, vs. gains under Scott. But neither […]

Daniel TilsonDecember 23, 2013

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Unless you’re one of the infamously rich and reactionary Koch Brothers or top dog of some other profits-over-people multinational corporate empire, or a hardcore right-wing politician, or a conservative media gun-for-hire, or just an Old School Scrooge… Chances are that at this time of year you’re feeling genuine sympathy for poor men and women who […]

Daniel TilsonNovember 26, 2013

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Looking back at Florida politics in 2013, I’m thankful for memories that will serve as critical reminders heading into the midterm elections. Thank you, Republican state representatives, for refusing to take $51 billion in federal dollars for Medicaid or some equivalent kind of healthcare expansion in Florida. Talk about killing two birds! You must’ve been […]


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