A proposal in the Florida Legislature to give Gov. Ron DeSantis more power over high school sports is nearly unprecedented. The Tampa Bay Times could find only one state that currently has similar executive authority over its primary prep athletics association: Delaware.
Though groups such as the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and its board of directors are easy to overlook, their policies and procedures help shape students high school careers. That means a potential overhaul to Floridas governing body is worth exploring.
What changes are proposed?
The board would shrink to nine members and be chosen very differently under HB 225 and SB 308. Eight members would be appointed by the governor, with confirmation by the Senate, and the ninth would be the education commissioner.
The proposal comes after the association board chose not to include mandatory questions about students menstrual cycles in paperwork given to schools for player participation. It also comes as DeSantis gains or exerts more executive power, from removing and replacing the Hillsborough County state attorney and school board members to controlling Walt Disney Worlds government services.
How is this guy going to run for President of the entire country when he is being made responsible for managing everything in just one state?
And by the same token if there are children in more progressive states receiving gender affirming care with few or no restrictions and are plainly and evidently NOT being harmed, then how the hell are they justifying these bans in the first place in other more restrictive states? Gender affirming care in Texas is not uniquely "harmful" in Texas than in, say, Illinois because it's all the same kind of treatments being offered.
if that's what you mean. That being said, I feel like it would take some health crisis, huge blunder or misstep or (real) scandal to seriously threaten Biden for re-election in 2024 by any Republican. As things look right now, I think that he will probably get re-elected. The 2022 midterms were hardly a disaster for us and we actually increased our majority in the Senate by 1. But we have to make sure to hold the team together, get young voters out to the polls, and attempt to counter voting/election shenanigans by Republicans in some states. Thankfully, we have a strong progressive majority in Michigan, we have Democratic officials in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (even if Tony Evers is the only one holding back the right-wing tide) and Arizona. Hard to know if we will hold Georgia next year, but we didn't need it to win in 2020. Georgia and Arizona were just the cherries on the top of victory.
People need to realize that these are some of the actual not-so-hypothetical-anymore real-life consequences of abortion bans. I just don't know what SCOTUS was thinking how this was going to work in reality when they overturned Roe. Human reproductive health doesn't change in terms of how it works just because you're within one state or another.
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