Best of the Blogs: Loose Lips

Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 3-28-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.

By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
In spite of his trying to ignore it, the racist joke controversy in Rick Scott’s campaign isn’t going away.
By Phil Amman
Saint Petersblog
Republican Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member Gonzalo Sanabria resigned today from his appointed post in protest of the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Gov. Rick Scott’s former finance co-chair Mike Fernandez.
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
The school “choice” movement suffered a significant setback in the Florida Senate yesterday when the companion bill to HB 7099 was withdrawn by its sponsor Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton).
By Mustang Bobby
Bark Bark Woof Woof
Today is the day the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether or not private for-profit companies can claim a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act because it would provide contraception to their employees, something the corporate owners don’t believe in.
By Nathan Freed Wessler
Blog Of Rights
The City of Sunrise, Florida, tried to take a page from the CIA’s anti-transparency playbook last week when it responded to an ACLU public records request about its use of powerful cell phone location tracking gear by refusing to confirm or deny the existence of any relevant documents.