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Medicaid: Broken, Costly & Expanding

Medicaid Expansion is one of the most important issues facing the Florida legislature this year.  The decision whether or not to expand Florida’s broken Medicaid program will have drastic and potentially devastating affects on Florida’s budget for generations.  Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be paying for the expansion if our current legislature decides to [...]

Issues

Transparency & Accountability Needed In Sarasota County

October 17, 2013 J

For over two decades, taxpayers in Sarasota County have supported the Sarasota Memorial Hospital through a county wide hospital tax. These taxes were originally meant to support charity care provided in the county. Unfortunately for taxpayers, that generosity has been taken advantage of. From 1998 to 2009, the millage rate for Sarasota residents increased nearly [...]

Is it time for tax cuts?

October 08, 2013 J,

Is it time for tax cuts? You bet it is!! This Thursday morning, The House Finance & Tax Subcommittee will meet to discuss taxes.  More specifically, they will be discussing potential tax cuts and how they should address the more than $800 million surplus they expect to have this year for the state budget. The [...]

Protect Local Control of Education

September 25, 2013 J

On Monday, September 23rd Governor Scott announced a plan for protecting Florida’s students and now he needs your support with the legislature.  The Governor issued an executive order requiring Florida take back control over students assessments by withdrawing from PARCC, a national education consortium that is developing a test for dozens of states. The Governor made clear [...]

Want An Exemption From ObamaCare?

September 12, 2013 J

President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care act, has proven to be anything but. As costs rise and problems associated with the law come to the forefront, more and more of the well-connected and elites have taken measures to excuse themselves from the burdens. Obama claimed, “If you like your plan, you can [...]

Obama’s New “Green” Tax

September 02, 2013 J

President Obama wants to levy a new tax on Americans. What’s a carbon tax? A carbon tax is basically, if you don’t conform to his way of thinking “green”, you will be punished and charged for it. This will not only lead to skyrocketing energy prices, but it also will force energy companies to consider [...]