In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.
Criminalizing undocumented immigrants might make good politics, especially for Republicans supported by the tea party movement, but it would cripple the state's economy.
Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.
The first day of the legislative session saw "Awake the State"demonstrations in 32 cities across the state, aiming to stop Gov. Rick Scott's "skeleton budget."
Rep. Allen West became unhinged at a recent town hall meeting in South Florida, where he told a Muslim questioner who defended Islam, "Don't try to blow sunshine up my butt!"
Unemployment compensation acts as one of the most efficient stimulus programs, pumping more than $9 billion into the local economy.
The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.
The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.
While Florida's ex-GOP chair faces six felony charges for abuse of state GOP funds, the party has made public an audit blaming outgoing governor Charlie Crist too - with Crist calling it a political ploy.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The race for Florida's Senate seat looks to be a tight one. The Republicans are out in full force to maintain their seat and the lead up to the August primary is already brutal.