Thurston Calls On Florida Lawmakers To Focus Budget Talks On Heath Care Coverage Expansion

DEMOCRATIC LEADER THURSTON CALLS ON LAWMAKERS
TO FOCUS BUDGET TALKS ON HEALTH COVERAGE EXPANSION

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the prospects of Medicaid expansion in Florida still alive for the 2014 legislative session, House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston today called on legislative leaders to use upcoming state budget talks to discuss a health coverage expansion plan tailored to Florida’s needs. Continue reading

Rep. Lori Berman Statement on Pregnancy Discrimination Court Ruling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court ruled today that employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women under the Florida Civil Rights Act. Representative Lori Berman (D-Lantana), the chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, is a sponsor of  House Bill 105 that adds pregnancy as a protected class to the state’s civil rights law. She offered the following statement in response to today’s ruling:

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Women’s Caucus Seeks Final Passage of Priority House Bill

Tallahassee –House Bill 105, Florida Civil Rights, a bill that aims to prohibit discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace, passed its final committee last week.

“We jumped a major hurdle,” said Representative Berman, chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus. “The Judiciary Committee’s support is an important step to helping Florida’s working women.” Continue reading