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Bill allowing domestic partnership protections introduced by West Palm Beach legislator

By | 09.14.11 | 9:34 am | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, yesterday introduced a bill that provides domestic partnership protections to committed couples throughout the state of Florida.

Americans for Prosperity: Almost all Fla. GOP legislators get A’s, Dems get F’s

By | 09.08.11 | 12:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers-funded right-wing political organization, just released their “2011 Legislative Scorecard,” giving nearly every GOP member of the state Legislature an A or A+ and nearly every Democrat an F.

According More…

Florida House passes bill making it harder to challenge environmental permits

By | 05.05.11 | 1:25 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Florida House of Representatives just gutted the power of ordinary citizens to challenge decisions made by environmental regulators. In a 79-36 vote, members approved changes Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, made to a rulemaking bill that is now headed to the governor.

Democrats criticized the maneuver as a More…

Florida House rushes through cutting decades of enviro regulations

By | 05.01.11 | 10:33 am | More from The Florida Independent

In less than eight minutes, the Florida House of Representatives cut back decades of environmental regulations. #


Friday was the deadline for bills to get heard so they could be available for final votes next week, before the end of the legislative session. More…

All Florida Dem-introduced amendments struck down before final vote on abortion-restricting bills

By | 04.27.11 | 3:10 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Last-ditch efforts to provide more protection for women in the six abortion-restriction bills discussed today during House floor action failed yesterday. #


About a dozen amendments were introduced by Democratic representatives More…