Best of the Blogs: Flux Capacity

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 3-22-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

The Medicaid Expansion Dilemma in Florida: Does No Mean No?
By Gary Stein
Huffington Post
To say that the future of Florida’s health care assistance plan is in flux is a gross understatement.

How ALEC Legislators Are Fueling Efforts To Block Paid Sick Leave And Other Pro-Worker Policies
By Rachel Curley
Think Progress
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has been described as a “collaboration between multinational corporations and conservative state legislators”, is waging a campaign against workers, especially those in minimum wage jobs with few to no benefits.

Florida’s Lt. Gov. Resigns After Questioning in Gambling Investigation
By Trish Ponder
Pensito Review
The ground is shifting under the feet of Florida Republicans, as Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigns after being questioned in a federal racketeering investigation.

House Republicans Reeling From Opposition and Weak Defense of Parent Trigger
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Most observers say that Rep. Carlos Truillo (R-Miami) was bested by a handful of Florida democrat legislators in this week’s Parent Trigger debate in the House.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio goes after wrong government extremists
By Daniel Tilson
West Palm Beach Liberal Examiner
Marco Rubio took to the U.S. Senate floor yesterday and made an interesting series of statements about the trouble that radicals in government can cause.