As Florida turns 5oo today, or not, some Tuesday leftovers:
Oops. Hialeah and Miami-Dade politicians name a street after a sugar processing company, "Banah Sugar Way." Be careful what you wish for when naming a street after "white powder."
Self-proclaimed "fiscal conservative" crazy person Allen "Steadfast and Loyal" West (R-See Ya' Loser!) gave his staff 88% raises on his way out the door and out of office after the 2012 election.
Democrat Gwen Graham, daughter of former Florida Governor Bob Graham has announced that she will run for Congress, challenging Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Southerland who is now in his second term.
Another company lured to Florida by Rick Scott with "economic incentives" has gone south. BlueWare Inc., is being sued by the Brevard County Clerk of Court over an $8.6 million contract.
From the Department of "Undoing Damage From Last Year's Legislative Session," today's episode involves the repeal of the year old requirement that foreign tourists obtain an International Driving Permit in order to drive legally in Florida, and more fighting over changes to last year's revamped voter suppression election laws.
Former First Lady of Florida, Carole Crist has regained custody of her children amid an ongoing battle with her ex-husband, Todd Rome.
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial resumed today, focusing on testimony from a Halliburton employee.
Sick turtles and dolphins in the Gulf, and more than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways since January from red tide, just as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal from the endangered species list.
Another house was condemned near the Seffner sinkhole that killed a man and was later filled.
Sen. Bill Nelson remains a holdout along with Republicans on marriage equality. Progress Florida and others are encouraging calls for Nelson to reconsider, and "evolve." Tweet @SenBillNelson or call him at (202) 224-5274.
Legislators & Students will Rally in Support of the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” Representative Irving Slosberg and students from the Florida Virtual School to host a press conference at Noon Wednesday, April 3, on the 4th Floor Rotunda of the Capitol in Tallahassee. More information here.
And finally, a Tuesday cartoon from Jim Morin: Southern Strategy.