Gina Jordan reports from Tallahassee for WUSF and WLRN about how state policy affects your life.
It's the closest these Floridians will ever get to an actual snow day. The threat of Isaac canceled most official business at the Republican National Convention Monday. The storm went west, leaving members of Florida's delegation free to engage in a political snowball fight of their own.
The murder of Trayvon Martin has shone a spotlight on Florida's law that authorizes the use of deadly force in self-defense. The law has been widely cited as the reason why shooter George Zimmerman has not been arrested. Marion Hammer is one of the most powerful lobbyists in Florida, and has helped to make the law a reality in the state.