At least 50 South Florida immigration advocates are expected to flock to the state Capitol ahead of the review of a controversial bill that seeks to punish local officials in so-called “sanctuary cities.” The measure, sponsored by Republican Rep. Larry Metz, passed the Republican-controlled House last session, but went nowhere in the Senate. This time […]
State lawmakers aren’t looking out for everyday Floridians, an advocate for one of the state’s largest labor unions said Tuesday. “In 2010, Rick Scott said ‘let’s get to work.’ In 2014, he said ‘let’s keep working,’” said Rich Templin, the legislative and political director for the Florida AFL-CIO. “The problem is, Florida is not working […]
As Immigrant Heritage Month ends, I’ve taken the time to reflect on my humble beginnings and all the opportunities this great country has provided me with. As the director of policy and advocacy of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, I have worked with many, many immigrants who have made America their home in order to escape […]
Don Hahnfeldt received the backing of the Florida Medical Association in his bid for House District 33. The FMA PAC, the political arm of the Florida Medical Association, made the endorsement. “The FMA PAC is proud to endorse Commissioner Don Hahnfeldt for the Florida House. As a commissioner in Sumter County representing The Villages, he has a unique […]
Democrat Francesca Menes picked up an endorsement from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in the crowded nine-way primary for House District 108. “Francesca Menes is exceedingly qualified to represent the constituents of State House District 108,” SEIU Florida President Monica Russo said. “I am personally a member of this vibrant, multi-cultural district, as are many of our […]
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