Congress http://blog.wlrn.org en In Washington, Millennial Lawmakers Are Reaching Across The Aisle http://blog.wlrn.org/post/washington-millennial-lawmakers-are-reaching-across-aisle Nine of the 147 members of the state legislature in Washington are under 34 years old &#8212; putting them in the &#8220;millennial&#8221; generation.<p>These millennials are bucking some of the recent polling about their generation &#8212; that they don&#8217;t like traditional politics, or identify as either Republican or Democrat (<a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/03/07/millennials-in-adulthood/" target="_blank">according to the Pew Research Center</a>), or that they don&#8217;t trust the government (<a href="http://www.iop.harvard.edu/Spring-2014-HarvardIOP-Survey" target="_blan Fri, 09 May 2014 12:43:47 +0000 editor 32059 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Washington, Millennial Lawmakers Are Reaching Across The Aisle LISTEN: Florida Lawmakers Reflect On Partisan 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-florida-lawmakers-reflect-partisan-2013 <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239);">This wasn’t a pretty year in Washington and Florida lawmakers are as upset about it as voters. Matt Laslo has this look back at the highs and lows from our congressional delegation.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:12:00 +0000 Matt Laslo 25684 at http://blog.wlrn.org LISTEN: Florida Lawmakers Reflect On Partisan 2013 What Miami's Regalado And Other U.S. Mayors Say Will Ease Gun Violence http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-miamis-regalado-and-other-us-mayors-say-will-ease-gun-violence <p></p><p></p><p>On the one month anniversary of the Newtown, CT school shooting, mayors across South Florida and the country called for stricter gun regulations on Monday. Among them was Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:43:18 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7728 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Miami's Regalado And Other U.S. Mayors Say Will Ease Gun Violence Outspoken Democrat Alan Grayson Of Florida Gets Another Chance As A Congressman http://blog.wlrn.org/post/outspoken-democrat-alan-grayson-florida-gets-another-chance-congressman <p></p><p>Among the more than 80 House freshmen who were sworn in this week, there were several who had been there before — including Florida Democrat Alan Grayson.</p><p>After starting his first term four years ago, Grayson quickly made a name for himself with biting comments targeting Republicans — like when he said during the health care debate: "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly."</p><p>His national stature, however, didn't prevent him from being defeated in 2010. But now Grayson is back.</p><p><strong>'The People United'</strong></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Greg Allen 7258 at http://blog.wlrn.org Outspoken Democrat Alan Grayson Of Florida Gets Another Chance As A Congressman