Chris Smith http://blog.wlrn.org en Senator: 'There Is Clearly A Divide" In Florida Over Gun Policy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/senator-there-clearly-divide-florida-over-gun-policy <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="2" style="font-size: 11pt">Results from a Quinnipiac University poll last month show Florida voters like the idea of <a href="http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poll-9-10-americans-support-background-check-all-gun-sales" target="_blank">universal background checks for gun buyers</a>. </font></font></font></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 11906 at http://blog.wlrn.org Senator: 'There Is Clearly A Divide" In Florida Over Gun Policy WLRN Town Hall Tackles The State's Tough Issues Before The Legislature's 2013 Session http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-town-hall-tackles-states-tough-issues-legislatures-2013-session <p>Education, voting reform, property insurance, and political transparency were among the topics covered during Monday night's Town Hall event on Session 2013 of the Florida Legislature hosted by WLRN&nbsp;and the <em>Miami Herald</em>. &nbsp;The second annual forum marks the beginning of WLRN's&nbsp;coverage of Session 2013, which convenes March 5 and continues through May 3.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:57:54 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9989 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Town Hall Tackles The State's Tough Issues Before The Legislature's 2013 Session Happening Tonight: Help Us Make Tallahassee Accountable At Session 2013 Town Hall http://blog.wlrn.org/post/happening-tonight-help-us-make-tallahassee-accountable-session-2013-town-hall <div style="width:100%; text-align:left;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="214" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" src="http://www.eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=5197379502&amp;ref=etckt&amp;v=2" vspace="0" width="100%"></iframe><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;"><p>Tallahassee may be hundreds of miles away, but&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;a Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:42:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 7523 at http://blog.wlrn.org Happening Tonight: Help Us Make Tallahassee Accountable At Session 2013 Town Hall Start The Fight? Then No 'Stand-Your-Ground' Defense For You Under Broward Senator's Bill http://blog.wlrn.org/post/start-fight-then-no-stand-your-ground-defense-you-under-broward-senators-bill <p></p><p>Picking a fight with the gun lobby and legislative Republicans, <a href="http://flcourier.com/2012/12/13/major-role-as-minority-leader/">State Sen. Chris Smith (D-Ft. Lauderdale) </a>has introduced a bill that would substantially reduce the protections Florida's stand-your-ground law offers to armed citizens.</p><p>The law -- controversial because of its application in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin this year by a neighborhood watch volunteer -- allows the use of deadly force by someone who feels threatened. It also prevents police from arresting stand-your-ground shooters in many cases.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:23:36 +0000 Rick Stone 6597 at http://blog.wlrn.org Start The Fight? Then No 'Stand-Your-Ground' Defense For You Under Broward Senator's Bill