Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Rick Scott Takes Victory Lap on Cutting Car Fees http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-takes-victory-lap-cutting-car-fees <p>On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., looked back to one of his legislative accomplishments from last year, noting almost 7 million Floridians have saved $196 million due to his effort to slash car registration fees.</p> <p>“Families should be able to keep more of what they earn, and that is why we have remained focused on cutting taxes and fees that directly impact all Floridians,” Scott said on Tuesday. Last year, we reduced the fee on vehicle registrations which has already saved Floridians over $196 million since last September."</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-takes-victory-lap-cutting-car-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-takes-victory-lap-cutting-car-fees#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:48:11 +0000 Kevin Derby 5975085 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com AFP Opposition to Medicaid Expansion Moves to Radio Airwaves http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-opposition-medicaid-expansion-moves-radio-airwaves <p>Fiscal conservative group Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter continued its opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion on Tuesday as it unveiled a radio ad on the matter. While Medicaid expansion faces the opposition of House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, and a majority in the upper chamber support it.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-opposition-medicaid-expansion-moves-radio-airwaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-opposition-medicaid-expansion-moves-radio-airwaves#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:42:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5975062 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com NRCC Chairman Walden Goes to Bat for Carlos Curbelo http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-chairman-walden-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo <p>Freshman U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is a top target for Democrats in 2016 but he is getting some help from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).</p> <p>On Monday, with the first quarter of the year winding down, U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oreg., the chairman of the NRCC sent out a fundraising email on Curbelo’s behalf.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-chairman-walden-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-chairman-walden-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:05:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5975002 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com AFP Doubles Down on Opposition to Medicaid Expansion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-doubles-down-opposition-medicaid-expansion <p>Fiscal conservative group Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter is sending out mail pieces across the Sunshine State against a Medicaid expansion proposal in the Legislature. While the House opposes the plan, a majority of the Senate is backing the Medicaid expansion.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-doubles-down-opposition-medicaid-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-doubles-down-opposition-medicaid-expansion#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:46:20 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974745 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Cabinet Honors Vietnam Veterans http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-cabinet-honors-vietnam-veterans <p>The Florida Cabinet unveiled a resolution honoring “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" on Monday and praising veterans of that conflict.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-cabinet-honors-vietnam-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-cabinet-honors-vietnam-veterans#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:22:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974692 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Lois Frankel Backs Patrick Murphy for Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/lois-frankel-backs-patrick-murphy-senate <p>U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., announced on Monday she was backing U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., in the 2016 U.S. Senate race. U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has left the door open to running for the seat which is currently held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Expected to launch a presidential campaign in the weeks to come, Rubio has said he won’t run for a second term in the Senate if he runs for president. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/lois-frankel-backs-patrick-murphy-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/lois-frankel-backs-patrick-murphy-senate#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:14:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974691 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Joins John Boehner to Meet UK Leader http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-joins-john-boehner-meet-uk-leader <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and a leading congressional Republican on foreign affairs, was part of a group led by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, that met with United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in England at the end of last week to talk about economic and security issues. and discuss opportunities to deepen the economic and security ties between the U.S. and the U.K.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-joins-john-boehner-meet-uk-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-joins-john-boehner-meet-uk-leader#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:30:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974681 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate Dropped to 5.6 Percent in February http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-florida-unemployment-rate-dropped-56-percent-february <p>Gov. Rick Scott announced on Friday that almost 15,000 jobs were added in Florida last month, lowering the state unemployment rate from 5.7 percent in January to 5.6 percent in February.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-florida-unemployment-rate-dropped-56-percent-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-florida-unemployment-rate-dropped-56-percent-february#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:09:23 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974122 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeanette Nuñez Chosen to Lead Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeanette-nu%C3%B1ez-chosen-lead-florida-hispanic-legislative-caucus <p>The Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus named its leaders for the next two years on Thursday.</p> <p>State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, R-Miami, was chosen to serve as chair while Sen. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, is the vice chair.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeanette-nu%C3%B1ez-chosen-lead-florida-hispanic-legislative-caucus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeanette-nu%C3%B1ez-chosen-lead-florida-hispanic-legislative-caucus#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5974120 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alcee Hastings Endorses Patrick Murphy for Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alcee-hastings-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate <p>Democrats keep hopping on U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy‘s, D-Fla., bandwagon as he runs for the U.S. Senate in 2016. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., announced on Thursday he was backing Murphy.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alcee-hastings-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alcee-hastings-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:22:51 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973795 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ron DeSantis Hits Obama Over Bowe Bergdahl http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-hits-obama-over-bowe-bergdahl <p>With the U.S. Army planning to try Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for desertion. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who served in the Navy, was a military prosecutor and currently chairs the U.S. House National Security Subcommittee, slammed the Obama administration negotiating to release him in exchange for five captured terrorists.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-hits-obama-over-bowe-bergdahl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-hits-obama-over-bowe-bergdahl#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:17:06 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973793 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Gus Bilirakis Honored by U.S. Travel Association http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gus-bilirakis-honored-us-travel-association <p>U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., was honored by the U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday with its “Distinguished Travel Champion Award." Bilirakis was joined by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Prtitzker; U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gus-bilirakis-honored-us-travel-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gus-bilirakis-honored-us-travel-association#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:08:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973789 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Want to Increase Online Tax-Filing Security http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-ted-yoho-want-increase-online-tax-filing-security <p>As Americans gets ready to file their taxes next month, two Florida congressional Republicans brought out a bill this week to protect their security if they file online.</p> <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced legislation on Tuesday forcing the Treasury Department to add tougher security measures, including security questions, for Americans who file their taxes online. Both Rubio and Yoho noted that Florida has been facing more identity threat problems than other states.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-ted-yoho-want-increase-online-tax-filing-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-ted-yoho-want-increase-online-tax-filing-security#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:51:45 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973482 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton Call for More Defense Spending http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-tom-cotton-call-more-defense-spending <p>On Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on the Senate floor to make a joint speech calling for more defense spending. Excerpts from Rubio’s speech are below:</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-tom-cotton-call-more-defense-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-tom-cotton-call-more-defense-spending#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:39:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973481 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Patrick Murphy Endorsed by 'Loyal Democrat' Charlie Crist http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-endorsed-loyal-democrat-charlie-crist <p>Former Gov. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced on Wednesday he was backing U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., in the 2016 U.S. Senate race. Crist had thrown the door open to running but, last week, said he would not make a third try for the Senate. Murphy entered the contest on Monday. <br /><br />"Congressman Murphy will bring refreshing energy, integrity, and work ethic to the United States Senate," said Crist. "He knows it's all about the people -- that's why I know Floridians will join me in volunteering for and supporting Patrick early."</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-endorsed-loyal-democrat-charlie-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-endorsed-loyal-democrat-charlie-crist#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:28:22 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973479 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Steve Crisafulli Credit Unions' Legislator of the Year http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-crisafulli-credit-unions-legislator-year <p>The Florida Credit Union Association (FCUA), part of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates (LSCU), named House Speaker Steve Crisafullim R-Merrit Island, as its legislator of the year for 2014.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-crisafulli-credit-unions-legislator-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-crisafulli-credit-unions-legislator-year#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:24:09 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973261 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Warns of Putin Regime Influence in Latin America http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-putin-regime-influence-latin-america <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a leading congressional voice on international affairs, rang the warning bell on Monday as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Colombia later this week.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-putin-regime-influence-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-putin-regime-influence-latin-america#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:48:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973141 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Yoho Calls for Replacing Obamacare on 5-Year Anniversary http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-calls-replacing-obamacare-5-year-anniversary <p>US. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., took aim at President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law on Monday, the fifth anniversary of the law.</p> <p>“Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or Obamacare) becoming law,” Yoho said. “This hastily written, partisan piece of legislation was shoved through Congress and was forced on the American people. Since then we have seen countless delays, higher premiums, increased government regulations, and the raiding of Medicare to pay for this new system.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-calls-replacing-obamacare-5-year-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-calls-replacing-obamacare-5-year-anniversary#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:16:07 +0000 Kevin Derby 5973118 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Vern Buchanan Calls Out John Kerry on Iran Negotiations http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-calls-out-john-kerry-iran-negotiations <p>Pointing out Ayatollah Khamenei said “Death to America” this weekend, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., mocked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim that “substantial progress” was being made in talks with Iran.</p> <p>"The U.S. should stand strong against any regime that calls for death to America," Buchanan said on Monday. "It's time to let the world know that America is serious about protecting its interests and its allies."</p> <p>Buchanan pounded the Obama administration’s continued negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-calls-out-john-kerry-iran-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-calls-out-john-kerry-iran-negotiations#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:25:57 +0000 Kevin Derby 5972916 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com RPOF Takes Aim at New Senate Candidate Patrick Murphy http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-takes-aim-new-senate-candidate-patrick-murphy <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) went after<a href="/story/patrick-murphy-and-running-marco-rubios-senate-seat-2016"> U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., on Monday after he announced he was running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla</a>. The RPOF looked to link Murphy to President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-takes-aim-new-senate-candidate-patrick-murphy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-takes-aim-new-senate-candidate-patrick-murphy#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:48:03 +0000 Kevin Derby 5972818 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Dennis Ross Named to Task Force on Terrorism Funding http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-named-task-force-terrorism-funding <p>U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the GOP leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced on Monday he had been named to the bipartisan task force to investigate terrorism financing. U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, named Ross, who serves on that committee, to the task force.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-named-task-force-terrorism-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-named-task-force-terrorism-funding#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:32:51 +0000 Kevin Derby 5972813 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio: GOP Budget Proposals Need More Military Spending http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-gop-budget-proposals-need-more-military-spending <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in on Wednesday on Republican budget proposals. While he had some praise for the proposals, Rubio cautioned that they did not include enough for national defense.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-gop-budget-proposals-need-more-military-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-gop-budget-proposals-need-more-military-spending#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:22:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971947 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tensions Rise Between Jeb Bush and Scott Walker http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tensions-rise-between-jeb-bush-and-scott-walker <p><a href="http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/run-2016/2015/03/18/the-coming-clash-between-jeb-bush-and-scott-walker?int=a14709">Over at “The Run,” his always excellent coverage of the 2016 presidential race for U.S. News and World Report, David Catanese</a> looks at the early tensions between former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., and Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., in the early stages of the Republican nomination contest.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tensions-rise-between-jeb-bush-and-scott-walker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tensions-rise-between-jeb-bush-and-scott-walker#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:19:07 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971597 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Fires Away at Net Neutrality Regulations http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-fires-away-net-neutrality-regulations <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, came out swinging at President Barack Obama’s “Net neutrality” plan to regulate the Internet. Rubio wrote an op-ed that appeared at <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/03/government-is-crashing-the-internet-party-116168.html#.VQmG9uGj9oY">Politico</a> on Wednesday:</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-fires-away-net-neutrality-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-fires-away-net-neutrality-regulations#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:13:11 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971594 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush, 2016 GOP Hopefuls Cheer Netanyahu's Win http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-2016-gop-hopefuls-cheer-netanyahus-win <p>Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., who increasingly appears to be running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, cheered the news that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevailed in Tuesday’s elections.</p> <p>“Congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election,” Bush posted on Facebook on Wednesday. “He’s a true leader who will continue to keep Israel strong and secure.”</p> <p>Bush is not the only potential Republican presidential candidate to cheer the news.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-2016-gop-hopefuls-cheer-netanyahus-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-2016-gop-hopefuls-cheer-netanyahus-win#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:30:41 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971569 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Yoho: Obama 'Continues to Walk All Over' Constitution on Immigration http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-obama-continues-walk-all-over-constitution-immigration <p>U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., called out President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration on Tuesday and backed U.S. Rep. Randy Weber’s, R-Texas, “Deny Amnesty Credits Act of 2015." The proposal would ensure illegals with deferred status under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) won’t receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-obama-continues-walk-all-over-constitution-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-obama-continues-walk-all-over-constitution-immigration#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:58:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971564 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill to Limit Testing to Get House Vote Wednesday http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-limit-testing-get-house-vote-wednesday <p dir="ltr">A bill to limit repetitive testing and push up school start dates was rolled over for a third and final reading on Tuesday.</p> <p dir="ltr">HB 7069 tackles a number of pressing issues in the state's education system, including scaling back testing in public schools. Teacher evaluations would also be impacted as a result of the legislation -- student performance on assessment tests would also be scaled back in evaluating teacher progress as a result of the legislation.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-limit-testing-get-house-vote-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-limit-testing-get-house-vote-wednesday#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:00:30 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5971455 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott: 800,000 New Jobs in Florida Since Taking Over http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-800000-new-jobs-florida-taking-over <p>On Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida has had 801,100 new private-sector jobs created during his time in Tallahassee.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-800000-new-jobs-florida-taking-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-800000-new-jobs-florida-taking-over#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:18:55 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971262 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Bashes Obama on Cuba and Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-bashes-obama-cuba-and-iran <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, tore into President Barack Obama’s policies in regard to Iran and Cuba even as Roberta Jacobson, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs. leads a delegation to Cuba this week.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-bashes-obama-cuba-and-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-bashes-obama-cuba-and-iran#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:32:58 +0000 Kevin Derby 5971257 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Warns as Maduro Takes More Power in Venezuela http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-maduro-takes-more-power-venezuela <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., one of the leading Republican voices on international affairs, issued a warning on Saturday after the Venezuelan National Assembly granted more power to Nicolas Maduro.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-maduro-takes-more-power-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-warns-maduro-takes-more-power-venezuela#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:34:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5970926 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com