Holden and McFadden

McFadden Endorses Holden for Congressional Seat

June 22, 2020
Sara McFadden, the 2020 Democratic nominee for FL State Representative / HD-106, has announced her endorsement of David Holden for the 19th Congressional District. Both were their party’s nominees in 2018. Mr. Holden is currently in a primary race to be held August 18th. Ms. McFadden had the following comment: “A man of intelligence, empathy […]
Flag Over Capitol

Florida’s state education officials have made civic literacy a joke | Florida Phoenix

May 25, 2020
Members of Florida’s State Board of Education appointed positions that do not really require any expertise in education, as they amply demonstrated on the morning of May 13 when, with nary a question or a comment, they approved a controversial new rule about civic literacy requirements. In fact, the only person to speak out was […]
Desantis Fails

Florida knew a COVID-19 pandemic was likely but didn’t warn the public | Miami Herald

May 21, 2020
From the beginning, the DeSantis administration, including the DOH, appeared to approach this pandemic from the perspective of managing their image and managing the crisis from a public relations standpoint, and not from a public health standpoint.
Masked Shoppers

Floridians favor shutdown steps, wish people would wear masks, poll finds

May 18, 2020
An April survey of Floridians by the University of South Florida and Nielsen found that most still see the coronavirus as a threat and wish for statewide mitigation policies, like requiring masks. Nearly 80 percent said everyone should be required to wear masks in public. About 75 percent are concerned about someone they know contracting […]
Orlando Naples Highway

Skepticism over proposed toll road between Orlando, Naples dominates webinar

May 16, 2020
State transportation planners and consultants pitched a second highway in as many days, and they got a similar response both times: many in the public simply don’t want any of the three proposed toll roads to cut through different sections of Florida. Even task force members, again, questioned the need for the road.
Petition After Covid

Sara McFadden Qualifies For Ballot

May 7, 2020
WE did it, it’s official – Sara McFadden has qualified to be on the November ballot as a candidate for FL State House District 106. We are all so grateful to our ballot petitioners, and especially to our many community volunteers who networked with neighbors, friends and family – from Marco Island east to Everglades […]
Drive Through Testing

Playing games with numbers: Florida COVID-19 test backlog worse than state says

April 13, 2020
Florida is significantly under-reporting the state’s COVID-19 testing backlog, a blind spot in the data that could obscure the pandemic’s size and hamper efforts to decide when it’s safe to end restrictions such as social distancing — even as Gov. Ron DeSantis touts the state’s transparency when it comes to coronavirus.
Florida University

Unintended Consequences: Lawmaker Says He Never Meant To Allow Florida Colleges, Universities To Hide Details Of Pandemic Response Plans

April 11, 2020
A law the Legislature passed three years ago allows Florida’s flagship public university to keep secret all details about whether it had developed and was adhering to a response plan for the pandemic that has already infected at least 20 students, faculty and employees.