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Governor Wants More Money for Environment, Remains Vague on Climate Change


WMFE, Orlando – Gov. Rick Scott says he’s making the environment a priority for 2015 as he continues his re-election campaign. But Scott remained vague on climate change Wednesday at a news conference at Wekiwa Springs State Park. The governor wants to put $1 billion toward protecting Florida’s waters. Half would go toward alternative water sources, and the other half toward springs. When asked whether climate change is a problem for Florida, however, Scott had this to say: “I don’t think I’m qualified to make that decision. What I’m qualified to do is solve problems, and that’s what I’ve done. I’ve focused on, tell me the issue and I’ve done my best to solve it, whether it’s the Everglades, whether …
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Access to Healthcare a Challenge for Central Florida’s Homeless


WMFE, Orlando-According to the latest state report, the majority of Florida’s homeless are low-income, childless, non-veterans under age 60. It’s a likely formula for being medically uninsured. As part of our series on Homelessness in Central Florida, we look at how access to insurance and health care continues to be a struggle for those living on the streets. Vincent Williams and dozens of men line up outside an emergency homeless shelter in downtown Orlando. This has been his routine for almost three years. The Florida sun beats down on him, revealing a tinge of yellow in his eyes. “I have sickle cell anemia and I have deterioration of bones,” said Williams, 52. This genetic condition causes fatigue and unbearable episodes …
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Mica Defends Transportation Bill


https://wmfeimages.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/John-Mica-defends-transportation-bill.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe chair of the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, John Mica, believes his compendious HR7 bill is the right way forward for transportation, in spite of an outcry from mass transit advocates. Mica says he’s still confident his constituents will support his transportation bill, in spite of the controversy. Opponents of the bill don’t like measures which strip out requirements for part of the federal gas tax to be spent on public transportation. Under the proposal, it will also no …
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