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Sink kicks off week-long senior workshop blitz

CFO Alex Sink kicked off a week-long blitz of "Safeguard our Seniors" events to educate senior citizens about financial fraud. At today's event at the Cherry Laurel retirement home, she called for the Legislature to pass a bill to increase penalties for those convicted of scamming seniors. She noted that the bill passed unanimously out of the Senate last year but did not receive a hearing in the House.

"We didn't get past first base in the House," Sink told a group of seniors at the workshop. "That's because the special interests -- the people who didn't want to see more teeth in the law -- were able to get to just a couple of legislators and convince them to block this really good set of legislation."

For a full list of the workshops, click here. For video of Sink at the event, click here.