As voters get ready to weigh in on Amendment 2, many are betting on the passage of the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative being pushed by Orlando’s own John Morgan. If Amendment 2 passes in November, Florida’s medical marijuana industry is expected to boom and become the 2nd largest in the country, only behind California. Florida’s… [read more]
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“For the People” attorney and Democratic mega-donor John Morgan blasted Orlando state representative Joe Saunders for “grandstanding” and called Saunders’ proposed bill to legalize medical marijuana a publicity stunt.
John Morgan, famed trial lawyer of Morgan & Morgan from all the commercials and bus advertisements, has announced he is leading the medical marijuana initiative, which he hopes to bring to the Florida ballot in 2014.
Texting in politics. What a ridiculous issue to be talking about in Central Florida, especially this close to a major Presidential election. Perhaps texting about it would be more appropriate. We find ourselves caught up in what activists are trying to label “textgate” in Orange County. Citizens for a Greater… [read more]
There is a looming reality that no one in Orange County is talking about in the Earned Sick Time battle. The truth is the people are destined to lose their voice once and for all if a vote is not scheduled immediately. The delays of the County Commission were devious… [read more]
As some important local issues heat up as summer ends, one question rings louder and louder: why are local elected Democrats so silent?! Even outside of the specific issues, like Sick Time, there are clear First Amendment and principles of democracy at stake and we need our Democrats’ voices. Why would… [read more]
Before all the drama of ignoring court rulings, attempted filibusters and voter suppression, Orange County Commissioners made it clear they were concerned about Chamber interests in key memos. Last month, as signatures were verified and the Supervisor of Elections notified the County, memos swirled as strategy was put in place… [read more]
Despite the Orange County Commission’s act of voter suppression this week, the Earned Sick Time fight rages on and a more complete narrative is emerging. The County Commission silenced the voice of 50,000 citizens who signed the petition to place Question 1 on the November ballot by voting essentially to… [read more]
The struggle for Earned Sick Time in Orange County continues as Commissioners plan to implement their “sneak attack” on the first citizen petition to qualify for the ballot. The Earned Sick Time campaign needs YOU to show up to the Commission meeting on September 11th at 1:00pm. (RSVP at the… [read more]
In a blatantly political move, Orange County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson called for a second ballot measure to counter the citizen initiative that was the first to qualify by petition in Orange County history. Commissioner Thompson’s measure would prevent government from regulating employee benefits, such as sick time, and the Commission… [read more]