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• A judge says that, until there’s an election, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters can keep control of a local affiliate whose leader was removed because of complaints of mismanagement from Disney performers who play such characters as Mickey Mouse and Goofy. Read More »
• Central Florida’s Lake County is part of a lawsuit about providing Spanish-language ballots, along with 31 other counties. The case centers a part of the federal Voting Rights Act concerning Americans who were educated in schools where the predominant language was not English and seeks to ensure Puerto Rican voters are not denied the ability to vote in Florida. A U.S. District judge issued an injunction requiring those 32 counties to provide Spanish-language ballots and election materials in time for the March 2020 presidential primary. The plaintiffs’ attorneys say the new rules do not ensure Spanish-language mail-in ballots. With the current public health crisis, the need for vote-by-mail ballots will be vastly expanded in upcoming elections. But rather than work … Read More »
• Orlando law firm Morgan and Morgan argued that the Department of Education violated a state law awarding bonuses to teachers who met certain criteria under the Best and Brightest program. The Department of Education allowed school districts to reduce the bonuses paid to teachers to account for employer taxes. Read More »
• Seminole and Lake Counties allege companies including Purdue Pharma marketed prescription opioids as safe pain management, while others including Walgreens and CVS didn’t restrict the sale of these drugs. Read More »
• Orlando has joined other cities signing a lawsuit that is suing the state over the right to set local gun regulations. Dr. Robert Spitzer of the political science department at State University of New York College at Cortland joins Intersection to discuss the lawsuit and how it can affect other states. Read More »