West Central Florida’s primetime public affairs program
Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for lively talk. A weekly mixture of familiar panelists and fresh faces promises a wide marketplace of ideas. Frequent viewer feedback and “Person on the Street” segments bring more viewpoints into the mix; Year-in-Review, Legislative Focus, and One-on-One Interview specials deliver even more variety.
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This week: The state Republican Party goes to bat for a liberal democrat; Senator Marco Rubio is threatening to back out of immigration reform; some governors say Florida’s governor is poaching jobs from their states; and what’s the status of the search for a new lieutenant governor?
This week: As Florida is hit by an early season tropical storm, there are lessons to be learned; The governor vetoes an immigrant driver’s license bill that was supported by the republican majority in the legislature; The Hillsborough County Commission reverses itself on the issue of gay pride; And Jeb Bush trails Hillary Clinton in the latest trial test of the 2016 presidential election.
This week: Elected leaders step up their criticism of the decision by citizens to shed their policies to startup companies; The GOP begins a new attack on Charlie Crist; The governor signs a ban on texting while driving- but how strong is the new law; And the Koch brothers consider buying two of Florida’s major newspapers.
This week: A company that has made big donations to the gop gets a financial windfall from state-owned citizens insurance; A proposal for a high speed ferry system is floated for the bay area; The pinellas county sheriff says he’ll enforce the county’s tough background check on gun shows; And governor scott returns from his latest trade mission.
This week: The Florida Tea Party Group say they were targeted by the IRS when they applied for nonprofit status; Florida house members voted down Medicaid expansion but kept publicly subsidized health insurance for themselves; Florida Taxwatch issued its budget turkey veto list this week; and Florida Governor Scott gets a primary challenger while Senator Bill Nelson insists he has no plans to run.
This week: Leading democrats call on the governor to hold a special session of the legislature over Medicaid expansion; We’ll look back at some of the significant legislation passed during the just completed regular session; Former governor Charlie Crist says he now supports gay marriage; And will the new company on the block bring good-paying jobs to Florida?
This week: Medicaid expansion skids to a halt in Tallahassee; The parent trigger bill gets voted down for the second year; A plan to move state workers into private retirement accounts fails to get support; And the governor vetoes the alimony bill.
This week: Major ethics reform passes in Tallahasse, but some groups say it doesn’t go far enough; Medicaid reform is stalled in Tallahassee; Jeb Bush is making more public appearances, will he be the third Bush to run for president?; And dramatic changes at a failing Pasco County Elementary School.
This week: Marco Rubio angers some within his own party by backing the immigration reform bill; The chatter increases about a possible run by Bill Nelson for governor; There are dueling Medicaid ads running on TV while it looks like a major expansion of Medicaid is in trouble this session; And election changes have a good shot at passage in Tallahassee, but the democrats are not on board.
This week: Congresswoman Kathy Castor calls for normalization of relations with Cuba; Senator Marco Rubio is targeted by a gun control group; There’s a plan in Tallahassee to expand health insurance coverage to some of the working poor; And the parent trigger bill is closer to passage in Tallahassee.