September 27, 2022

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/27/2022

› Despite challenges, Equality Florida's Nadine Smith remains optimistic about issues facing the LGBTQ community
Equality Florida executive director Nadine Smith says that while the current political climate for the LGBTQ community in Florida is daunting, the movement has faced similar challenges in the past. “Even though it’s hard and it’s going to get very bad, I try to remember that we’ve been through some pretty ugly periods and on the other side of it, not only have we survived it and gotten stronger, but often it’s what catapults us going forward,” she says.

› Central Florida offering free testing for National HIV Testing Day
In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the Florida Department of Health is hosting multiple free testing events throughout Central Florida.

› Legislators score high on Chamber of Commerce report
The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s report, which graded all 160 legislators in the Florida House and Senate, focused on quantifying the efforts they made in creating jobs in the private sector, protecting local business and other aspects of economic growth. The average senator and representative scores were 78 percent and 65 percent, respectively.

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