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Gov. Scott’s legislative agenda in Fla. includes immigration enforcement

Gov. Rick Scott (left) with Florida Senate President-Designate Don Gaetz, R-Destin (Pic via flgov.com) The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that an immigration enforcement bill is one of several items Gov. Rick Scott has on his “controversial legislative agenda.” The Sentinel adds that during the 2011 legislative session, “Scott and the House wanted to require companies to use the federal E-Verify program to check employees’ immigration status and require cops to check the legal status of anyone being investigated for a crime.” Scott recently said at RedState Gathering 2011, an event for conservative politicians and organizations, that he “tried to get an bill passed last year.
Jul 31, 2020

Gov. Scott’s legislative agenda in Fla. includes immigration enforcement

Gov. Scott’s legislative agenda in Fla. includes immigration enforcement

Gov. Rick Scott (left) with Florida Senate President-Designate Don Gaetz, R-Destin (Pic via flgov.com) The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that an immigration enforcement bill is one of several items Gov. Rick Scott has on his “controversial legislative agenda.” The Sentinel adds that during the 2011 legislative session, “Scott and the House wanted to require companies to use the federal E-Verify program to check employees’ immigration status and require cops to check the legal status of anyone being investigated for a crime.” Scott recently said at RedState Gathering 2011, an event for conservative politicians and organizations, that he “tried to get an bill passed last year.
Gov. Rick Scott (left) with Florida Senate President-Designate Don Gaetz, R-Destin (Pic via flgov.com) The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports today that an immigration enforcement bill is one of several items Gov. Rick Scott has on his “controversial legislative agenda.” The Sentinel adds that during the 2011 legislative session, “Scott and the House wanted to require companies to use the federal E-Verify program to check employees’ immigration status and require cops to check the legal status of anyone being investigated for a crime.” Scott recently said at RedState Gathering 2011, an event for conservative politicians and organizations, that he “tried to get an bill passed last year.
Jul 31, 2020

Fort Lauderdale mayor says he was unaware of allegations of unpaid wages at construction site

Fort Lauderdale mayor says he was unaware of allegations of unpaid wages at construction site

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler says he found out about allegations of unpaid wages at a local construction site through The Florida Independent. # “Other than reading your article, no one came to me on this issue. No one from the Housing Authority, nobody from the contractor, subcontractor, general contractor and no employee came, so I’ve seen your article and trying to figure out what happened here,” Seiler says.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler says he found out about allegations of unpaid wages at a local construction site through The Florida Independent. # “Other than reading your article, no one came to me on this issue. No one from the Housing Authority, nobody from the contractor, subcontractor, general contractor and no employee came, so I’ve seen your article and trying to figure out what happened here,” Seiler says.
Jul 31, 2020

Florida group calls on Congress to address dangerous algal blooms

Florida group calls on Congress to address dangerous algal blooms

The Florida Water Coalition today sent letters to the state’s congressional delegation, urging them to support water pollution limits for Florida, which have been opposed by every major industrial and agricultural group in Florida. According to the letter, water pollution in Florida is posing “a serious health threat” to humans and wildlife alike — and leading to declines in tourism and waterfront real estate. # The letter, which was sent via email, includes several photos of a toxic algal bloom on Southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River. A drinking water plant on the river at Olga, which normally serves around 30,000 people, is currently shut down due to the contamination, which, like many algal blooms plaguing Florida waterways, is a result of fertilizer, manure and sewage pollution.
The Florida Water Coalition today sent letters to the state’s congressional delegation, urging them to support water pollution limits for Florida, which have been opposed by every major industrial and agricultural group in Florida. According to the letter, water pollution in Florida is posing “a serious health threat” to humans and wildlife alike — and leading to declines in tourism and waterfront real estate. # The letter, which was sent via email, includes several photos of a toxic algal bloom on Southwest Florida’s Caloosahatchee River. A drinking water plant on the river at Olga, which normally serves around 30,000 people, is currently shut down due to the contamination, which, like many algal blooms plaguing Florida waterways, is a result of fertilizer, manure and sewage pollution.
Jul 31, 2020
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