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Contentious Elections Bill; First Coast Success; Yoga 4 Change; Florida Prepaid

At left, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his State of the State address to a joint session Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida legislation that would roll out new vote by mail restrictions is being criticized as voter suppression by opponents. 

Patricia Brigham is president of the League of Women Voters of Florida and she joined us with more on the bill, titled SB-90.

First Coast Success

Jesus Garay is the owner and CEO at Global Freight and Commerce. He shared his business secrets with Jacksonville Daily Record Editor Karen Brune Mathis in Monday’s First Coast Success segment.

Yoga 4 Change

Yoga 4 Change Founder and Excutive Director  Kathryn Thomas will step down next month as new Executive Director Michelle LeClair takes over. Yoga 4 Change is a groundbreaking organization that offers healing programming to veterans, youth, individuals who are incarcerated and those living with mental health conditions.

Florida Prepaid

Getting a college education is expensive. The Florida Prepaid plans helps parents set up payment plans before their kids are old enough to attend college. Prepaid plan open enrollment ends Friday. It’s the  last chance for families to lock in current plan prices for future tuition costs. Shannon Colavecchio, spokesperson for the Florida Prepaid College Board joined us with more.

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