REFORM JEWS VOTE ON FAR-REACHING RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
Members of U.S. Judaism’s largest movement are voting Thursday on a resolution that calls for congregations and camps to have gender-neutral bathrooms, encourages gender-neutral language at Reform Jewish institutions, suggests training on gender issues for religious school staff and encourages advocating on behalf of the transgender community.
FLORIDA GOV. SCOTT WANTS $1 BILLION IN TAX CUTS DESPITE AN UPHILL BATTLE IN THE LEGISLATURE
Scott is expected on Thursday to announce a tax-cut package he will submit to state legislators along with his budget recommendations. Legislators will consider the tax cuts during their regular session that starts in January.
ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES FILE LAWSUIT TO STOP DISRUPTIVE BROWARD BEACH PRACTICES
Attorney Kenneth Trent says the turtles themselves have standing to sue in federal court because they are protected under the Endangered Species Act. The “plaintiffs” are not actual turtles but emblems of the species.
2 SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES RESIGN AMID INVESTIGATION
Authorities say one deputy crashed his patrol car into his own house while the other was inside. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville are investigating.
POLICE: PARKING ENFORCER ARRESTED FOR IMPERSONATING OFFICER
Officials say the 65-year-old man stopped a man who he says was improperly parked on Halloween and threatened to write a ticket. The Pembroke Pines Police Department is investigating.