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 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.
This week: The governor has a big head start in fundraising for his re-election; Former GOP Chair Jim Greer talks to the press one last time before going to prison; We’ve passed the halfway point of the legislative session—we’ll look at how much they’ve accomplished and the big issues still ahead; And Hillsborough County starts to research a possible assault weapons ban.
This week: A showdown is looming between the house and senate over mandatory pension privatization for state worker; The parent trigger bill is sailing through the state house; Senator Bill Nelson calls for an investigation of the mortgage aid program—saying worthy homeowners are not getting help; Will this be the year the legislature repeals the law giving utilities the right to charge customers
This week: The latest public opinion poll shows two democrats easily beating Rick Scott if the governor’s race were held today; The legislature is bucking the governor’s call for an across the board pay increase for teachers; The senate has a plan to help low income workers’ pay for private health insurance; Critics say the ethics bill moving through Tallahassee needs to be stronger.
This week: Lt. Governor Carroll resigns as authorities investigate illegal gambling in the state; Medicaid expansion is blocked in Tallahassee; Three well-known Florida politicians take leading roles at the CPAC convention in Washington; There’s a move to ban most drone flights in Florida.