As the congressional “August recess” wraps up and members of Congress get ready to head back to Washington next week, this is the last chance tell your U.S. representative and senator face-to-face what Congress ought to get done this year.
The Florida Democratic Party is faced with a huge dilemma. It hasn’t won the governor’s mansion in a generation and unless Democrats nominate the right person, they won’t have a chance at winning back the most coveted position in Florida government.
Moderate-Republican elected officials, calm down and take a lude.
Mainstream Media, you’ve run the storyline into the ground now for four days.
Every 20 years the Florida Constitution requires the appointment of a Constitution Revision Commission.
I read Leslie Wimes' column Friday about Andrew Gillum, and I'm not one bit surprised she thinks Gillum walks on water, same as she thinks Obama did.
Ever since the Special Session ended, the mainstream media in Florida have been breathlessly reporting that John Morgan, the Orlando attorney, who financially spearheaded both amendment drives to install medical marijuana in our state Constitution, is going to sue the state because the Legislature didn’t allow the smoking of marijuana.
As you know, Florida is a state that continues to grow exponentially year after year. In fact, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2016 annual report, our population increases by 1 percent annually, bringing an additional one million people to Florida every five years. We are fortunate that our great state continues to flourish, however we will need to continue to invest in things like energy infrastructure if we want to continue to live, play and work in the sunshine state.
Individuals, small business-owners and corporate professionals are aware of the crushing burden represented by our outdated federal tax code, unchanged since 1986. It has been an issue throughout my career at Associated Industries of Florida, and as a third-time business-creator, I am personally dealing with an exceedingly high tax rate, and an onerous regulatory framework that discourage investment and expansion.
The current tax code is bad for working families and bad for the businesses that would like to employ them. Consequently, America is suffering.
The Florida House yesterday overwhelmingly passed HB 1397, Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues’ bill on implementing medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana seems to be the topic du jour as the Legislature is getting ready for its final week of session.