Regular Monthly Meeting:
Our next meeting is May 12 @ 6pm @ The County Commissioners meeting room.
Judy Mount, Chairperson – Jackson County Democratic Executive Committee
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You are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.
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
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:
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