Florida Shortens Yellow Traffic Lights For Profit: Florida is "tweaking" the rules on time intervals for yellow traffic lights, and ignoring national standards, which means big profits for some, at the expense of unsuspecting ticketed motorists, who may face an even bigger fine if they contest their citations. There's also the potential for danger when the lights are shortened in some cases. You can thank the Legislature, The FDOT and lobbyists for camera companies. See the full story here.
How The Other Half Does Disney: Sing along with me, won't you? "It's A Sick World After All" and no, I'm not talking about Disney's "no sick pay" gift from the Florida legislature, but this will indeed make you ill. Wealthy mothers are foregoing FastPasses and hiring disabled tour guides so their families can skip long lines at Disney World.
Forget That Empty Chair, The RPOF Will Now Run Against Cardboard: Apparently Lenny Curry, the not so bright driver of the Republican Party of Florida's clown car, thinks that's the only way to win. Actually, he's fixated on Nancy Pelosi and Appalachian Trail enthusiast and former absentee Governor Mark Sanford's recent win over Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. Curry seems to be under the illusion that because Sanford "debated" a cardboard cutout of Pelosi, that caused Colbert Busch's loss, so he's going to drive that narrative right off a cliff. Never mind that it would be difficult for any Democrat to win in the Red state, nor that Pelosi isn't nearly as scary to voters as he thinks she is. Let him have his dreams...
Rep. Frederica Wilson Saves A Dad From Deportation: During an immigration forum yesterday with Congressional Democrats in Florida, Rep. Wilson made a difference for an 18 year-old who said his father would be deported the next morning. Meanwhile, Sen. Immigration, Marco Rubio was busy obstructing elsewhere, demanding that another empty chair, this time at the IRS, be fired, trying to make it a crime for the IRS to do its job, and then fund-raising off of it. In other words, it was Monday.
Rick Scott Continues His "Aren't I Just Awesome?" Tour: Rick Scott continues to ignore Medicaid inaction and other items piling up on his desk like the budget and bills he should veto, and instead continues to celebrate the only real thing that matters to him: More tax cuts for big business.