Senator Simmons Details Next Healthcare Steps

PRESS RELEASE Senate Rules Committee Chair David Simmons, whose committee will decide the next move in the bid to get health care coverage for low-income Floridians, said Wednesday that his is looking forward to passage of a bill that will


Charley is ready to vote

Request Absentee Ballots for Spring Elections and  2016 Elections Within less than a month many Florida municipalities and some counties will be holding local elections. Unlike in the November elections, most municipalities, hit by tight budgets, will not have early

Closing the Gap on Healthcare.

January 30, 2015 Future Uncertain For Hospitals Receiving Money.   Without Medicaid expansion, Floridians could really be S.O.L. come July, group says   Environmental Amendment 1 means fewer state trust funds.

Republicans pass bill banning taxpayer money for abortions


Republicans pass bill banning taxpayer money for abortions   Bill passes on anniversary of Roe v/Wade   Published On: Jan 22 2015 07:03:27 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 22 2015 07:05:26 PM EST WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme

Letter of the day: School vouchers harm public schools

President Shirley Arcuri

{The Tampa Tribune} Jan. 3 editorial, “An encouraging Voucher Victory,” fails to correctly explain the basics of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Vouchers divert money from the public school system by allowing corporations to fund the voucher program instead

Capitol Report— March 13, 2015

2015 T2

Capitol Report— March 13, 2015 2015 LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS: The League of Women Voters of Florida would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our many members and student volunteers from all around the state for making our

Message from Environmental Committee Chair, Chuck O’Neal


Over the 2014 winter holidays, the Amendment 1 coalition of the top 15 organizations that were instrumental in the passage of Amendment 1 (of which the League is one) put together a proposal for legislators (see attached) to implement the

Federal funds will aid mental health: My Word by Deirdre Macnab


The Sentinel’s recent series on mental health was heart wrenching. With Florida’s astounding ranking of 49th in funding for mental-health services, it should come as no surprise that this state is a never-ending source of tragic stories.The good news: Help

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