Editors note: Huffington Post reports this list is discredited.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Monday July 22, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: Steve Horn Thursday March 14, 2013 7:59 am|
Florida may soon become the fourth state with a law on the books enforcing hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) chemical disclosure. The Florida House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee voted unanimously (11-0) on March 7 to require chemical disclosure from the fracking industry. For many, that is cause for celebration and applause.
What bill sponsor Rep. Ray Rodrigues (R-76) didn’t mention: the law was written by what investigative journalist Steve Coll referred to as a “private empire,” ExxonMobil. Like its federal-level predecessor, it still contains the “trade secrets” loophole.
|By: E. F. Beall Sunday February 24, 2013 8:30 am|
Florida Governor Rick Scott’s decision the other day to go along with the Medicaid expansion next year, after he had previously rejected it vehemently, has been widely interpreted as simply the latest event in a series whereby Republican governors are slowly seeing the handwriting on the wall and capitulating to the hated Obamacare, while also being motivated by one political factor or another; for example, Politico lays it to Scott’s sinking poll numbers.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 21, 2013 9:57 am|
Something remarkable happened yesterday. Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) decided to endorse using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in his state. Though he did this only after getting the administration to provide a major concession regarding how the program would be run.
|By: DSWright Friday December 28, 2012 7:12 am|
UPDATE 1:10PM EST: There has been a 30 day extension to the ILA contract postponing the strike.
At 12:01 am on December 30th 14 ports from Boston to Houston will close as members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) covering the the East and Gulf coasts go on strike. At issue is whether Longshoremen will continue to get the per-container royalty payments previously agreed to by management.
|By: Attaturk Friday October 12, 2012 1:30 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday August 27, 2012 11:40 am|
Tampa has been given the all-clear signal for Isaac, the tropical storm expected to grow in strength to a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico, but Isaac is not out in the Gulf headed for Gulf shore areas as a Category 1 hurricane.
|By: David Dayen Friday August 17, 2012 11:15 am|
A quick dispatch from the war on voting: a federal court in Florida has overturned state limits on early voting saying that the law would violate the civil rights of minorities in several counties.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 16, 2012 10:00 am|
Amid the fallout from a Pennsylvania judge allowing the state’s voter ID law to advance, the Philadelphia Inquirer, um, inquires as to whether the law could affect the outcome of the Presidential election: Political strategists and experts in election law caution that it is difficult to predict the electoral impact of such laws in Pennsylvania [...]
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:57 am|
If you want to know how the choice of Paul Ryan as the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate is playing around the country, you only have to look to how his House colleagues are reacting, especially those in difficult races. They’re running away from Ryan’s end Medicare plan.