February 24, 2013

Florida LegiCamp 2013

I attended Legicamp a couple of weeks ago. It's an un-conference designed to help progressives from around Florida get ready for the upcoming Florida legislative session. Many weird news headlines come out of Florida. Florida Man Arrested For Stealing 166 Manhole Covers. Woman busted for riding a manatee in Florida. But none are quite as wacky as many of the bills that come out of the Florida Legislature. So what are Florida progressives concerned about in 2013? Watch the following video and find out.

I can already report progress on one of the issues. Governor Rick Scott is endorsing Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid. He campaigned against Obamacare, but he has proven so unpopular in Florida that he has done an about-face on this issue. It seems that bringing billions of federal dollars to Florida would be popular with the voters, and Governor Scott wants to be re-elected.