WLRN and The Miami Herald have gathered your insights on shaping the Florida legislative agenda this year. Your further responses will help promote the Town Hall discussion with state lawmakers on Feb. 25.
We learned that a fair number of members, and probably an even greater portion of the general public,
do not know who their state legislators are.
What questions do you want to ask Florida lawmakers about these issues? The Town Hall will touch on these topics, and more, under the theme of government transparency and ethics.
And before the Town Hall, we'll be addressing property insurance in an online conversation with Citizens Property Insurance legislative affairs director Christine Ashburn and The Miami Herald's Toluse Olorunnipa. That will be Thursday, Feb. 7th at noon at
Write to us below, or leave a message at 305-330-WLRN (9576) with your answers.
Of these topics, which issue would you
most like to hear discussed with Florida lawmakers at the Town Hall? *
At what moment in your life did this issue affect you? Tell us what you have experienced.
Our guests at the Town Hall will be Senator Chris Smith (D-Fort Lauderdale), Senate Democratic Leader,
and Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), chair of the Ethics and Elections Committee. What would you ask them about this issue? Your questions may be brought up during the Town Hall.
In what ways can transparency and/or ethics help reform this issue?
Let's try a novel approach to describe Florida politics.
A limerick is a poem made up of five lines that follows this rhyme scheme: lines 1 and 2 rhyme, lines 3 and 4 rhyme and line 5 stands as the punchline of the poem. Here's an example: There was an old man in a garden, who always begged every one's pardon; When they asked him, "What for?" He replied, "You're a bore! And I trust you'll go out of my garden." Source Describe Florida politics in a limerick.
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Here are a few questions that are designed to help us find out which articles or stories you'd be a good source for. This information is not shared beyond the newsroom. If you've answered them before, go ahead and skip them. What race or ethnicity are you?
What political party, if any, do you identify with most closely?
Which of these best describes your education level?
No high school degree
High school degree / GED
In what year were you born?
What do you do for work?
What is your gender?
To what organizations do you belong?
Where did you hear about being a news source for The Miami Herald and WLRN?