Adam Putnam http://blog.wlrn.org en Why Is Gun Control Anathema In Tallahassee? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-gun-control-anathema-tallahassee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><div><p></p><p>As New York and other states strengthen their gun control laws in response to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., the chances of that happening in Florida appear dim.</p></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Remember, this a&nbsp;Republican-controlle</span>d Legislature, and they are very much about trying to honor yhe Constitution and the Second Amendment," says our Tallahassee reporter, Gina Jordan.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:16:59 +0000 Phil Latzman 8124 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Is Gun Control Anathema In Tallahassee? Rick Scott Finds Little Cheer In New Survey http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rick-scott-finds-little-cheer-new-survey <p></p><p>Gov. Rick Scott would be in serious trouble if an election were to take place today.</p><p>According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, his approval ratings remain in the cellar and 52 percent of Florida voters think he does not deserve a second term.</p><p>Republicans are the big asterisk in the survey of 1,261 voters taken last week. Sixty-three percent of GOP voters approve of the governor's performance and 55 say he deserves another term although 53 percent are hoping another Republican candidate replaces him in the 2014 election.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:15:37 +0000 Rick Stone 6593 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rick Scott Finds Little Cheer In New Survey Nope! Scott Won't Extend Early Voting http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nope-scott-wont-extend-early-voting <p></p><p>Top state Democrats and the League of Women Voters have been pleading with Gov. Rick Scott &nbsp;to extend the early voting to relieve the long lines and multi-hour waits.&nbsp;</p><p>Last night, <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_EARLY_VOTING_FLOL-?SITE=FLTAM&amp;SECTION=STATE&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2012-11-01-22-00-31">the governor&nbsp;said no</a>. &nbsp;"Early voting will end Saturday night," he announced to reporters at a fundraiser in the Alachua&nbsp;County town of Newberry.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:31:10 +0000 Rick Stone 3984 at http://blog.wlrn.org Nope! Scott Won't Extend Early Voting Agriculture Commissioner Says Industry Needs 'Stable, Legal Workforce' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/agriculture-commissioner-says-industry-needs-stable-legal-workforce <p>Immigration and agriculture go hand in hand.</p><p>That's what community and business leaders in Tallahassee recently heard from Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.</p><p>He said immigration reform is vital to the health of the <a href="http://www.freshfromflorida.com/">state’s agriculture industry</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Putnam told the Economic Club of Florida he is concerned the U.S. is losing business to developing countries that have different standards for hiring farm workers.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:12:10 +0000 Gina Jordan 2973 at http://blog.wlrn.org Agriculture Commissioner Says Industry Needs 'Stable, Legal Workforce'