By Peggy Venable As printed in Investor’s Business Daily President Obama used the State of the Union address last week to praise the schools that “are making big strides in preparing students with skills for the new economy.” He even called for “more demanding parents” who can take a more active role in their children’s [...]
Labor, Education & Pensions Issues
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 [...]
Today, Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter released the following letter of support for S.B. 534, a bill that will require improved transparency and accountability for municipal pension plans. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.
AFP-FL Policy Director Abbie MacIver sent the following letter to the Florida House of Representatives, ahead of their floor vote on HB 867, the Parent Empowerment Act, urging support for the good legislation and notifying members that the bill would be included in AFP-FL’s 2013 Session Scorecard. HB 867-Parent Empowerment-Support Letter Like this post? Chip [...]
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 [...]