10 things Floridians should know about Obamacare

obamacareNote: This article is cross-posted from our friends at FloridaWatchdog.org

By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog

TALLAHASSEE — Like it or not, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is the law of the land.

Besides passing a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010 and receiving the blessing of President Obama, Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush 43 nominee, upheld the law last summer when he cast the deciding U.S. Supreme Court vote, 5-4.

That being said, the massive federal health-care overhaul still faces many challenges, not the least of which is the law’s near irreconcilable complexities and consistent unpopularity.

Here’s a look at the top 10 obstacles and concerns Floridians should know about the largest social entitlement since Medicare: Continue reading

Florida town seeks to regulate yard work

lawnmower(Updated 7/10/2013 below original post)

Miami Lakes, Florida Councilman Tony Lama has added an item to his town’s next Council Meeting agenda called “Lake Water Quality – Landscaper Registration.”

Per Councilman Lama’s memorandum, landscapers have been inflicting damage on the town’s waterways by fertilizing close to shore lines and disposing of grass clippings in lakes and the street drains that discharge into lakes.

His solution, which was approved unanimously by the town’s Neighborhood Improvement Committee that he chairs and votes in, would call for citywide landscaper licensing and registration.

If the concept is ultimately approved and codified as a town ordinance, it would: Continue reading