Hanky Has Dropped, But Some Floridians Say More Should Be Done

By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email
By: Elizabeth Nickerson Email

By: Elizabeth Nickerson

May 5, 2013

Tallahassee, FL--The handkerchief drop tradition marked the end of the Legislative session and many controversial issues took center stage. Issues like banning Internet Cafe's after allegations of money laundering and racketeering.

The reason a lot more has been done in this session is because they had a bigger budget, but a Florida Planned Parenthood spokesperson says, not enough to expand health care coverage.

"Close to two million women in Florida that need access, for example: to contraceptive health care coverage that would have been included in this, it's just truly a missed opportunity for Florida."

Health care was not the only issues debated about between the chamber walls. Budget transparency was a notable problem, but some say they did it right.

"The lawmakers in Tallahassee this year prioritized government transparency and accountability," said Dan Krassner, from Integrity Florida. "They are looking to restore public trust, so after three decades of a drought of any meaningful ethics reform legislation they finally got it done."

On TransparencyFlorida.Gov, Floridians can check up on their local politicians to see where their tax dollars are going too with just a click of a button.

With all the different viewpoints on what was done right and wrong, we will just have to wait till next year to see what's in store.


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