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Public Interest Groups Says Florida Legislature Is Moving To Curtail Voting Rights

04/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. The state legislature is considering moves to make it harder to vote. Legislation being considered in Tallahassee would shorten the number of days for early voting, put restrictions on groups that sign people up to vote, and would make it less easy for people who change addresses to vote. Our guest is Brad Ashwell with the Florida Public Interest Research Group. FPIRG and other consumer, civic, human rights and civil libert...

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Crist veto of insurance bill makes consumer advocates happy listen

06/24/09 Mitch Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed a bill that would have deregulated rates for some residential property insurance policies. The bill (HB 1171) would have let homeowners pay higher, unregulated rates for insurance covering hurricanes, fires and other hazards from highly capitalized national companies.

In his veto message today, Crist wrote that the "Consumer Choice" bill "actually gives the choice to a select group of property insurance companies." He wrote that “It would have let them choos...

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