April 2011: State news briefs

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Lauderdale considering DP benefits
The city of Ft. Lauderdale may consider extending benefits to the domestic partners of unmarried employees. Right now, the city's financial advisors are working on details and cost estimates, at the request of the city commission. The city would extend benefits to the domestic partner of any city employee, gay or straight. Broward County implemented domestic partner benefits benefits in 1999.

“Crackpot Kim” runs for office
Kimberly Daniels, the controversial figure who has given gay people exorcisms, is running for Jacksonville City Council. Daniels is quoted as saying “the Jews own everything” and thanking God for slavery. Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Besen has called for Daniels to quit her campaign.

Report claims ADAP funds mismanaged
A federal report claims Florida's Bureau of HIV/AIDS mismanaged Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) funds, which provides medication to low income residents. The report says that ADAP management did not take into consideration emerging trends about spending and enrollment, and therefore used faulty assumptions in creating cost estimates and deficit projections. The ADAP program is currently in the midst of a funding crisis.

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