The 2013 Legislative Session is just a memory, but the issues linger on.
At the forefront is the fight to ensure the Obama doctrine that medical care should be available to all.
Florida Senate Democrats urged Gov. Rick Scott on Monday to call lawmakers back into special session to work on expanding health care insurance for low-income Floridians.
Scott earlier endorsed a Medicaid expansion allowed under the Affordable Care Act that could bring Florida $51 billion in federal money over the next decade to cover 1.1 million uninsured Floridians.
But the House and Senate deadlocked on the issue — with House Speaker Will Weatherford unwilling to accept any expansion that relied on federal dollars.
The Governor (Florida's most unpopular in decades) is on the record in support of fully implementing the Medicaid expansion, but there has been no action taken on the measure.
The Governor, in his quest to suddenly turn his negative numbers around, also supported legislation giving the teacher's a raise (which they have not had in four years), but even that was watered down and by the time it gets to the pocketbooks, there will be little or nothing left to improve the lot of our educators.
So much of this falls on the back of Governor Scott and our task for the next year or so is to make sure he is not returned to that position.
I urge you all to be proactive, get involved in your club and let's make a difference.
See you at the meeting,