Final Name — A chief-time learn of what’s taking place in Florida politics.
Legal professional Normal Ashley Moody on Tuesday warned Floridians concerning the risks of artificial opioids in recognition of the first-ever Nationwide Fentanyl Consciousness Day.
Fentanyl is an artificial opioid that’s stronger than morphine or heroin by orders of magnitude — simply two milligrams is sufficient to kill a full-grown grownup. In response to the latest annual report from the Florida Medical Examiners, fentanyl precipitated extra deaths in Florida in 2020 than another drug.
In response to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, “Nationwide Fentanyl Consciousness Day is an effort to teach people across the harmful risk that fentanyl poses to the protection, well being, and nationwide safety of the American individuals.” It has additionally created a brand new exhibit at its museum, “Faces of Fentanyl,” to commemorate the lives misplaced from fentanyl poisoning.
Moody famous that in recent times, it has been extra frequent to seek out fentanyl laced into counterfeit tablets, and that legislation enforcement throughout the nation seized practically 10 million counterfeit tablets laced with fentanyl in 2021 final 12 months, which represents a 50-fold improve from 2018.
The Legal professional Normal blamed the “surprising improve” on the Joe Biden administration’s border insurance policies, saying that they’re “paving the way in which for these harmful medicine to flood into our nation.”
“No one ought to use illicit medicine. Not solely are they unlawful, however they are often deadly. On this first-ever Nationwide Fentanyl Consciousness Day, I’m demanding that Biden take motion and reminding Floridians that only one laced tablet can kill,” she stated.
—“Minority groups say elections can’t proceed in North Florida under Gov. Ron DeSantis map” by way of Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics
—“Is DeSantis ‘scared’ to state his stance on an all-out abortion ban?” by way of Danielle J. Brown of the Florida Phoenix
—“Even with mask ‘harassment’ rule, Florida saw a drop in students using Hope Scholarships” by way of Ana Goñi-Lessan of the Tallahassee Democrat
—“DeSantis’ math textbook hoax” by way of Judd Legum of Standard Data
—“Gas prices reach record highs as Joe Biden vows inflation top priority” by way of Evan Halper, Jeff Stein and Rachel Siegel of The Washington Publish
—“States turn to tax cuts as inflation stays hot” by way of Alan Rappeport of The New York Occasions
—“Nikki Fried, Michele Rayner warn overturning Roe could erode other SCOTUS rulings on equality” by way of Daniel Figueroa IV of Florida Politics
—“Florida’s permit plan would speed up wetlands destruction, critics say” by way of Jeffrey Schweers of the Orlando Sentinel
—“Patch notes: Gov. DeSantis receives crypto deregulation bill” by way of Renzo Downey of Florida Politics
—“Environmental groups sue to get EPA to reassess Indian River Lagoon impacts” by way of Scott Powers of Florida Politics
—“His word helps Tampa prosecutors put people away. But can he be trusted?” by way of Dan Sullivan of the Tampa Bay Occasions
—“Panhandle backlash on FPL rate hike helped spark DeSantis veto of rooftop solar bill” by way of Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Occasions
Quote of the Day
“We all know that there’s statute of limitations for a complete bunch of issues with theft and rape and even homicide. However the perpetrator doesn’t get to say ‘you already know what, yeah, I violated your rights, however you ran out of time.’”
— Cliff Albright, government director of Black Voters Matter, on the state’s response to a lawsuit difficult Florida’s new congressional map.
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