Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – September 26th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Special Master Dudley Goodlette’s review of the suspension of former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for consideration by the state Senate determined the following:“To be sure, Sheriff Israel bears ultimate responsibility for the neglect of his deputies. But it is impractical to suggest that he can face removal from office based on the conduct of a subordinate that was never authorized, sanctioned, or ratified.”It’s up to the Senate to vote to uphold Governor DeSantis’s suspension or reinstate Sheriff Israel. The Senate is holding a special session to consider the decision October 21st through the 25th.
- A shocking study from the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center suggests 10% of girls have been raped by the time they’ve graduated grade school in Florida with 30% having been physically abused.
- Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force released its initial findings. Among them, excessive pollution is flowing into our waterways. Agricultural runoff along with pollution from septic tanks were cited as main catalysts. The Task Force also said that cyanobacteria, what’s behind algal blooms, have adapted with time and are more difficult to combat.
- A legal challenge to Florida’s “red flag” law as being too vague and unconstitutional was rejected by the 1st District Court of Appeals leaving Florida’s gun control measures passed as part of the Stoneman Douglas Act last year, intact.