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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 4-28-17

Written by on Thursday, April 27, 2017

The challenge of restoring voting rights for felons who have served their time took an important step forward this month with the approval of the language of a proposed amendment to the state constitution by the Florida Supreme Court. Desmond Meade and Neil Volz of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition  will join Bill Stoner and Lew this week to talk about the importance of this issue, which affects more than 1 million Floridians, and what needs to be done next.

Later, Craig Holman (above), ethics and money-in-politics expert from Public Citizen, will update us on the continuing saga of conflicts of interest in the age of Trump. Perhaps, he can explain why some seemingly obvious examples of, at the very least, ethical violations that could in fact be illegal are unchallenged by the supposed checks and balances of our democratic system.