Experts Suggest Open Primaries – WFSU Panel

A panel of Constitution Revision Commission experts are offering suggestions for the incoming group charged with amending the constitution later this year. The proposals range from opening the state’s primaries to criminal justice reform. They see an opening to examine issues the Florida Legislature will not. That includes making Florida an open primary state. Carol…

Advice to New Legislators: Put Constituents First

November 22, 2016 By Paula Dockery It’s a tremendous honor to be elected by thousands of voters and entrusted to represent them in every aspect of state government. After being elected in 1996, I remember walking into the state Capitol and feeling a rush of emotions—pride, excitement, duty, honor, responsibility and a little bit of…

Solar – YES in Aug, NO in Nov

Aug 11, 2016 by Paula Dockery Solar-energy supporters are confused. They know a bad constitutional amendment, sponsored by the utilities, is coming. They also know that it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing — it looks harmless but is up to no good. To read the rest of Paula’s column, click HERE. by

Viewpoint: Ban assault weapons

By LWVF President Pamela Goodman Pharmacy technicians Stanley Almodovar III, 23, and Amanda Alvear, 25, dancer-choreographer Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25, and college student James Connell, 21….. In a seemingly endless stream the names of the 49 victims of the worst mass shooting in American history scrolled across the bottom of the television screen. To…

Editorial: Politicians should stop amending voters’ wishes

The debate is escalating as opposing sides argue pros and cons of Amendment 1 and big money pours into a campaign to persuade Florida residents how to vote. Meanwhile, the debate is escalating as opposing sides argue the pros and cons of Amendment 1 and big money pours into the state budget and legal fees…

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“These Lefties Aren’t Your Grandmother’s League of Women Voters”. By Nancy Smith, Sunshine State News- “Need more proof of the League of Women Voters’ liberal leanings? Have a look, as I just did, at the Florida chapter’s “2016 Session: Capitol Report Wrap-up.” It’s a ringing condemnation of virtually every conservative principle or issue that arose during…

Fracking Disaster Looms

Paula Dockery, our guest speaker for the annual meeting on April 14, has an editorial in the TCPalm on why fracking is dangerous to Flrida’s drinking water.  An oil fracking bill has been approved by the Florida House, and is on it’s way to the Senate floor.  Read her column HERE        …

Flint Water Crisis in Florida?

HUFFPOST POLITICS BLOG “Public clamor for a veto and against Florida Governor Rick Scott’s signing, today, of a new “water policy” bill lands in the governor’s bubble like a muted, padded sound. Scott doesn’t see and he doesn’t hear, except through the filter of political ambition.”  Read the rest by clicking HERE . by