Politics

RNC Protestors Expected to Arrive in Waves

Aug 26, 2012

As many as five thousand protestors are expected to descend on Tampa for the convention next week. The Coalition to March on the RNC held a press conference today to talk about their planned march for Monday. Eric Mennel reports from Tampa.

They call themselves the Coalition to March on the RNC. They plan a parade of thousands Monday, ending up at the public viewing area within earshot of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

One of the protest organizers is Mick Kelly of Minnesota. He helped organized the 2008 RNC Protest in St. Paul, which was marred by violence between police and handfuls of anarchists. 

Governor Rick Scott Says RNC Cancellation is Hypothetical

Aug 23, 2012

Tropical storm Isaac is churning in the Atlantic.

And weather forecasters have all of South Florida falling within the storm's cone of uncertainty.

That includes Tampa and the Republican National Convention which begins Monday - the same day Isaac may make landfall as a category 1 hurricane or strong tropical storm.

Governor Rick Scott joked with reporters at a media briefing on the storm this morning about what might be affected at the RNC.

Officials Visit Scott to Ask for Extended Early Voting

Aug 21, 2012

A group of elected and civil rights leaders showed up unexpectedly in Governor Rick Scott's office Monday. 

Some healthcare advocates are pushing for Governor Rick Scott to hold public hearings on a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. It would allow states to decide which benefits should be covered by health insurance in 2014.

Under the plan, each state will be able to design what's called an Essential Health Benefits package. It would spell out the bare minimum that insurance companies must cover and is required to include childbirth, hospitalization and preventative care.

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