For weeks a controversy has been brewing in Orange County. Organize NOW, the AFL-CIO, and others have been attempting to rush through a ballot initiative and force it onto the November ballot. The proposed initiative would force all local businesses in Orange County with more than 15 employees to provide paid sick leave for full [...]
Even though industry insiders have declared that Florida is unfit for wind power, there are myriad government programs aimed at developing this technology in the state. It’s time for Senator Nelson and his colleagues in Washington to stop giving tax breaks to wind energy. Unfortunately, Washington is about to do the opposite.
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a report today claiming that the subsidies in H.B. 7117 will generate new tax revenue, put millions back in the pockets of Floridians and support 3,850 jobs over the next five years. However, reality tells a different story than the colorful image painted by this report.
ASK GOVERNOR SCOTT TO VETO THE CRONY ENERGY BILL Governor Rick Scott is reviewing H.B. 7117, a bill that gives $100 million in tax incentives for renewable energy, which was passed during the 2012 session. He has until April 14th to decide whether this bill should become law or be vetoed. The Governor will make [...]
TALLAHASSEE The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nations premier economic freedom advocate, released a video this afternoon illustrating the size of Floridas government. The video details every government agency, commission, advisory board and appointed position in Florida, showing exactly how burdensome and far-reaching the size of government can be. The number one [...]