Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

Episode 101: Deregulation

THE ROTUNDA - Jupiter Medical CEO John Couris discusses the Certificate of Need program as he tells lawmakers some regulations are necessary to maintain quality care in hospitals. Gomes also interviews Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez about his efforts to see a statewide ban on red-light cameras. House District 66 hopeful Berny Jacques gets a running start on his 2018 campaign. Plus, Gomes shares reactions from Florida officials about Donald Trump’s decision to attack Syria.  
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Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

Episode 38: Seeking Refuge

THE ROTUNDA -A conversation with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum about his decision to proclaim Florida’s capital city a safe haven for Syrian refugees. Gillum tells Gomes Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to block those escaping violence and persecution from immigrating to Florida is all about divisive politics fueling mistrust of a rigorous vetting process.
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

Scott reiterates tough policy on Syrian refugees

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott reiterated his tough stance on Syrian refugees Tuesday, saying they should not be allowed in the state and that Congress should not allow any federal money to be used for relocation purposes. Scott told a group of reporters who had gathered in his office it was time to “pause” Syrian resettlement efforts after attacks in Paris killed at least 129 people last week. “We will figure out what happened and make sure everybody stays safe,” Scott said. “I am responsible for nearly 20 million Floridians. The most important thing we can do is to keep people safe.” After the revelation that at least one Paris attacker had entered Europe by apparently posing as a Syrian refugee, some Republicans, including Scott, have pushed back against President Barack Obama's promise to accept 10,000 refugees from the war-torn nation next year. Keep reading in Politico. 
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