Florida’s governor meets and addresses protesters on ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

After three days of protesting with camps set up around the state Capitol building in Tallahassee earlier this week following the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the George Zimmerman case, protestors finally got what they wanted: a chance to sit down and meet with Governor Rick Scott to push  for a repeal of Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law. […]

Republican Leader Admits Black Voter Suppression Tactics

For the first time, a major Republican Party leader has admitted publicly what many have long suspected: that GOP party officials have discussed ways to greatly reduce the ability of the black electorate to vote. Former Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer says that GOP leaders in the important political state devised ways to prevent […]

Florida Governor Demands Costly Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients, Result? 98% Pass

Florida Governor Rick Scott was so sure people on welfare use drugs at a higher rate than the general population, he insisted anyone receiving help from the Department of Children and Families be tested. Under the sponsorship of Republican state Senator Steve Oelrich, a bill was presented to the Florida Legislature that Oelrich said was, […]

Florida Passes Law to Drug-Test Welfare Recipients

The state of Florida will start testing welfare recipients for illicit drug use under a new law signed by Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday. The law was one of Scott’s campaign promises and makes Florida the only state to test all recipients of the federal program known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. Federal law […]

Republicans Revisit Jim Crow Laws: Want to Require Photo ID to Vote

Across the nation, Republican state legislatures and governors are pushing the idea of requiring that voter’s present picture identification at the voting booth. The GOP is rewriting voting laws in at least 13 states thus far and more may be on the horizon. These efforts are being implemented under the guise of “fraud prevention.” In South […]