Today on Context Florida:
Some governors are slow learners, says Lucy Morgan. Gov. Rick Scott is beyond slow. He doesn’t learn. He doesn’t appear to care about public access to records, meetings and information traditionally available to Floridians. Most governors have a bit of trouble getting used to working in the fishbowl of state government, particularly if they won election without stopping off in another elected office that operated in the Florida sunshine.
Christo-fundamentalist ideology is dangerous, says Julie Delegal. As a Christian, she was raised to respect the religious beliefs of others. Being respectful, however, cannot include standing by and indulging those who, wearing the guise of religion, deliberately peddle ignorance and bigotry.
Orlando Vazquez believes the end of the Affordable Care Act would devastate small business owners. The Supreme Court recently heard an oral argument in King v. Burwell, a landmark case whose outcome threatens to take away the health coverage of millions of Americans.
Gus Bilirakis believes in rewarding companies that improve medicines. That is why he is introducing the PATIENT Act, to provide increased incentives for innovators seeking to make existing medications better. Bilirakis wants to help bring friends, families and neighbors improved medicines – ones that have less-severe side effects or taken just once a day instead of several times.