The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast, all about the people and issues shaping Florida politics.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Incarcerated women could soon be guaranteed access to basic hygiene products, like pads and tampons, under a bill awaiting Gov. Ron DeSantis's signature. Growing complaints about the treatment of women behind bars has caught state lawmakers' attention and prompted passage of the "Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act." It would require prisons and jails to make feminine-hygiene products available "at no cost to the woman, and in a quantity that is appropriate" for her needs.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The public can weigh in on fishing boats using a device that could save millions of deep-water fish from dying of the bends during catch-and-release. Fishermen often discard fish that aren't their target species, when they exceed catch limits or when the fish are too small. Federal research says of the six reef fish species caught most in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, about 11% that are thrown back die after release.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the final week of Florida's legislative session, it appears a bill has stalled that would have required minors to get parental consent before having an abortion. Florida law currently requires parents to be notified if their daughter is planning to have an abortion, but the bill which already passed the House, goes further by requiring parental consent. The bill includes exemptions for situations such as minors who have health emergencies or who already have children.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Legislature is considering bills that would make it easier for people to get some of their healthcare services – possibly including eye care – online.The "telehealth" bills help doctors use technology to provide services to patients remotely. It's a big change that has many industry groups at odds over the regulatory framework. However, supporters say the expansion should include ocular telehealth, or online eye care. They say it can provide affordable and much-needed access to people in hard-to- reach communities.
OPINION: With out-of-pocket costs rising for patients, policymakers at the state and federal level are focused on finding solutions to lower costs. Unfortunately, the well-intentioned effort has led Florida’s policymakers to support a drug importation proposal that could put Floridians at risk. In my role as President of the non-profit statewide organization the Oncology Managers of Florida, I am dedicated to the education and support of those working and caring for cancer patients in the community practice setting.
OPINION: In February, Senator David Gruters introduced SB 168, a dangerous piece of anti-immigrant legislation that will break up families and hurt our communities. As this bill advances through the state senate, we find ourselves at a crossroads. Will Florida be a place where families feel safe and law enforcement is equipped to protect and serve every individual in our communities? Or will a handful of misguided legislators in Tallahassee damage our communities and our economy, all without creating a single new job?   The choice should be crystal clear, and I’m grateful that some of our state's elected officials have already taken a stand against this alarming legislation, including my law school classmate and friend, the courageous Senator Anitere Flores.  
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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.

 

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