Florida Senate

Sheriffs shed some love on lawmakers

The Florida Sheriffs Association bestowed kudos on lawmakers “for their significant contributions to and support of good public safety policies” during the 2017 session. “These legislators have demonstrated a commitment to protecting the best interests of Florida citizens through their diligent legislative efforts and support of FSA initiatives,” the association said in a press release… Continue reading Sheriffs shed some love on lawmakers

medical marijuana

On airport marijuana ban, thoughts on traveling with insulin

Patients won’t be able to bring their pot treatment with them when traveling through the Orlando International Airport. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board approved the marijuana ban yesterday. Click here to watch WFTV‘s report on the ban. This got me thinking about the problems I encountered traveling in the aftermath of the Sept. 11… Continue reading On airport marijuana ban, thoughts on traveling with insulin

2018 Elections · medical marijuana · Rick Scott

Morgan ready to sue state over smokable pot

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan appears prepared to make good on threats to sue the state over implementation of the constitutional amendment, which he bankrolled, that legalized marijuana for patients with debilitating medical conditions. “Great Scott!! I’ll be filing my lawsuit for smoke as soon as it goes into law. Independence Day 🇺🇸 #NoSmokeIsAJoke,” Morgan… Continue reading Morgan ready to sue state over smokable pot

Rick Scott · 2018 Elections

Scott gleeful about Georgia election as referendum on fellow Florida-man Trump

All of those who are completely over the Georgia special election can stop reading here. But for the rest of us, here’s what Florida Gov. Rick Scott had to say about the face-off that was viewed by many to be a referendum on Scott’s pal, President Donald Trump. Appearing on FOX Business show Varney &… Continue reading Scott gleeful about Georgia election as referendum on fellow Florida-man Trump

gambling · Rick Scott

Sunshine State boosts Moody’s bond rating for Seminoles

Moody’s has upgraded the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s bond ratings, thanks in part to improvements at its two Florida casinos and also to the tribe’s continued payments to the state for banked card games, including blackjack. The Seminoles have continued to make the payments even after a federal judge ruled last year that the state… Continue reading Sunshine State boosts Moody’s bond rating for Seminoles

2018 Elections · Rick Scott

Rep. Smith: Scott ignored LGBTQ community post-Pulse

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith accused Gov. Rick Scott of failing the LGBTQ community, a year after the massacre at the Pulse nightclub left 49 people — many of them young, gay and Hispanic — dead. Smith, an Orlando Democrat who is gay and Hispanic, said Scott has both “evolved” and “regressed” on LGBTQ issues in… Continue reading Rep. Smith: Scott ignored LGBTQ community post-Pulse