With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.
The 2016 presidential elections are still 21 months away, but a key first test for Republicans took place this week near Washington, DC. CPAC is the largest conservative gathering of the year, and Florida’s Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush were among the speakers. Jim analyzes what they and other conservative Republicans had to say with Miami Herald Political Writer Patricia Mazzei.
Jim and his fellow journalists talk about Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign problems, Obamacare, county budget issues, the “Ultra” controversy, Beckham and the soccer stadium, and the presidential plans of Jeb Bush & Marco Rubio.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and elections supervisor Penelope Townsley have decided to push back “re-precincting” until early 2015. We look at the impact the delay to evenly divide voters among precincts might have on voters and voting lines in the upcoming November election.
Miami Herald political reporter Patricia Mazzei discusses the latest Florida polls including the hypothetical match-ups between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio as well as the state’s views on same-sex marriage, gun control and legalization of medical marijuana.