Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Ander Crenshaw Goes to Bat for Veterans ID Card Act http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-goes-bat-veterans-id-card-act <p>From his seat on the U.S House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., showcased his support of U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., “Veterans ID Card Act,” a bill ensuring every honorably discharged veteran receives an ID card from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-goes-bat-veterans-id-card-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-goes-bat-veterans-id-card-act#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:03:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981958 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Representatives Push Condemnation of Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-representatives-push-condemnation-iran <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the ranking Democrat, teamed up on Thursday to bring out a bill condemning Iran for continued violations of the International Covenant on Human Rights and persecution of the Baha’is.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-representatives-push-condemnation-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-representatives-push-condemnation-iran#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:54:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981951 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush: I'm Not Mitt Romney, Won't Make His Mistakes http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-im-not-mitt-romney-wont-make-his-mistakes <p>At an event in New York on Thursday, former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., told supporters that he would not make the same mistakes that former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., did during his 2012 presidential bid.</p> <p>“[Romney] made it about a referendum on the president’s policies rather than about himself. He didn’t show his heart,” Bush said at the event according to the Washington Free Beacon. “He didn’t send a signal that he cared about people, when he did.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-im-not-mitt-romney-wont-make-his-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-im-not-mitt-romney-wont-make-his-mistakes#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:24:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981937 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Patrick Murphy Ties Himself to Hillary Clinton http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-ties-himself-hillary-clinton <p>U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., is tying himself closer to former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, the heavy favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, as he continues his bid for the U.S. Senate in 2016.</p> <p>Murphy sent out an email to supporters on Friday as he called for overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision on campaign financing. He also ditched his attempts to come off as a moderate who reaches across the party aisle, going on the attack against “extreme Republicans” in Congress.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-ties-himself-hillary-clinton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-ties-himself-hillary-clinton#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:18:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981869 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater Calls Out Federal Government's Fiscal Management http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-calls-out-federal-governments-fiscal-management <p>Florida CFO Jeff Atwater might not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016 but he weighed in on how the federal government was managing its finances on Thursday. Noting that National Taxpayer Independence Day falls on Friday this year, Atwater said the federal government needs to get its fiscal house in order. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-calls-out-federal-governments-fiscal-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-calls-out-federal-governments-fiscal-management#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:41:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981709 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Yoho Wants Feds and Private Sector to Work Against Cyber Threats http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-wants-feds-and-private-sector-work-against-cyber-threats <p>U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., showcased his support for bills improving cyber security on Thursday.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-wants-feds-and-private-sector-work-against-cyber-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-wants-feds-and-private-sector-work-against-cyber-threats#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:10:29 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981697 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio: VA Protects Bad Employees, Needs More Reform http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-va-protects-bad-employees-needs-more-reform <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is currently running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, said the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to hold more employees accountable after reports emerged last year about veterans dying after being placed on altered waiting lists while seeking medical treatment.</p> <p>Despite Congress voting for reform measures last year, Rubio said their efforts were not working quickly enough.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-va-protects-bad-employees-needs-more-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-va-protects-bad-employees-needs-more-reform#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:18:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981643 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio the Favorite to Win Sheldon Adelson's Support http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-favorite-win-sheldon-adelsons-support <p>Politico reported on Thursday that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the favorite to win the support of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a prominent supporter of Republicans. Adelson heavily supported former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in the 2012 presidential race and Rubio and other 2016 presidential hopefuls are courting his support. Politico’s article can be read<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/marco-rubio-takes-lead-in-sheldon-adelson-primary-117268.html#ixzz3Y8Cx5KtE"> here</a>.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-favorite-win-sheldon-adelsons-support#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:48:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981577 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marjory Stoneman Douglas House Named National Historic Landmark http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marjory-stoneman-douglas-house-named-national-historic-landmark <p>U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced on Wednesday that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas House in Miami will be a national historic landmark. They made the announcement on Wednesday to mark Earth Day and with President Barack Obama holding an event at the Everglades.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marjory-stoneman-douglas-house-named-national-historic-landmark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marjory-stoneman-douglas-house-named-national-historic-landmark#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:33:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981535 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Dennis Ross Looks at Terrorism Funding by Iran http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-looks-iran-funding-terrorism <p>U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the U.S. House leadership as senior deputy whip, insisted Iran is helping fund terrorism.</p> <p>Ross sits on the Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing and focused on Iran at a meeting on Wednesday, asking Johnathan Schanzer, the VP of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about Iran.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-looks-iran-funding-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dennis-ross-looks-iran-funding-terrorism#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:31 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981531 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch Releases Report on Prison Reform http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-releases-report-prison-reform <p>Florida TaxWatch released a report on Thursday calling for reforms to the prison system in the Sunshine State.</p> <p>"It is clear that tough-on-crime policies are not working for Florida, as our state's crime rate is still 15 percent higher than the national average, even while crime rates across the nation continue to fall," said Robert Weissert, Florida TaxWatch’s senior VP of research, on Thursday.</p> <p>Florida TaxWatch recommended keeping some nonviolent felons out of prisions through electric monitoring and other solutions.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-releases-report-prison-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-releases-report-prison-reform#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:20:28 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981529 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Polytechnic University Chooses a Mascot http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-polytechnic-university-chooses-mascot <p>Move over Gators, Seminoles, Knights, Hurricanes, Ospreys, Hatters. Here comes the Phoenix. <br /><br />Florida Polytechnic University has a mascot with students choosing the phoenix to represent the Sunshine State’s newest university.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-polytechnic-university-chooses-mascot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-polytechnic-university-chooses-mascot#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:37:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981353 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Steve Precourt Joins Board of Conservative Group http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-precourt-joins-board-conservative-group <p>Former Florida House Majority Leader Steve Precourt joined the board of the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition, a conservative group. President and Chairman Jim Kallinger announced the addition of former State Rep. Steve Precourt to the Coalition’s board. First elected to the House in 2006, Precourt served until he faced term limits last year. </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-precourt-joins-board-conservative-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-precourt-joins-board-conservative-group#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:17:45 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981315 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott: Cuba Imports Will Hurt Florida Agriculture http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-cuba-imports-will-hurt-florida-agriculture <p>Gov. Rick Scott said on Wednesday that lifting the embargo with Cuba will hurt Florida agriculture.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-cuba-imports-will-hurt-florida-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-cuba-imports-will-hurt-florida-agriculture#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:10:27 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981312 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com AFP Runs New Radio Spot Against Medicaid Expansion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-new-radio-spot-against-medicaid-expansion <p><br />Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter released a new radio ad on Wednesday, urging the Florida Legislature to reject Medicaid expansion. Currently, the Florida Senate supports Medicaid expansion while Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House stand against it.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-new-radio-spot-against-medicaid-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-new-radio-spot-against-medicaid-expansion#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:24:46 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981209 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tom Rooney Looks to Crack Down on TSA Abuses http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-looks-crack-down-tsa-abuses <p>U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., is calling for major reforms to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) after <a href="http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/04/20/tsa-screeners-fired-in-groping-scandal-both-in-20s-no-criminal-records/">two screeners were fired from their posts at the Denver International Airport after groping passengers.</a></p> <p>Rooney took to the House floor on Tuesday afternoon to showcase his “Stopping TSA Abuses Act” and explain its purpose.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-looks-crack-down-tsa-abuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-looks-crack-down-tsa-abuses#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:15 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981206 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Responds to Google Questions in Web Video http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-responds-google-questions-web-video <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Hx_jqw4Zk">Web video</a> on Wednesday as he continues his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Rubio is trying to portray himself as the voice of younger Americans, a theme he played in the new video as he responds to top Google searches about him. </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-responds-google-questions-web-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-responds-google-questions-web-video#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:44:58 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981193 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pushes Back Against USPSTF on Annual Mammograms http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pushes-back-against-uspstf-annual-mammograms <p>U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schult, a breast cancer survivor, weighed in on Tuesday after the <a href="http://time.com/3826474/new-breast-cancer-screening-recommendations/">U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that not all women in their 40s needed annual mammograms.</a> Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Tuesday:</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pushes-back-against-uspstf-annual-mammograms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pushes-back-against-uspstf-annual-mammograms#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:39:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981191 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill Nelson Wants Investigation of VA Suicide Hotline http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-nelson-wants-investigation-va-suicide-hotline <p>From his perch on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., showcased the “shameful shortcomings” of the mental health hotline run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and wants the administration to investigate. </p> <p>Sending a letter to U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Tuesday. Nelson pointed to reports of an Air Force veteran who called the suicide prevention hotline based at a VA center in Tampa in which the veteran was put on hold and called for an investigation.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-nelson-wants-investigation-va-suicide-hotline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-nelson-wants-investigation-va-suicide-hotline#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:58:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981178 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com James Grant Returns to the Florida House http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/james-grant-returns-florida-house <p>A familiar face returned to the Florida House on Wednesday morning as Tampa Republican James Grant was scheduled to be sworn in. Grant easily won a special election on Tuesday and is now back in the House.</p> <p>“After a short time away, the House of Representatives welcomes Rep. Grant back to the Florida House,” said Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island. “With Rep.Grant’s return, our Republican majority is complete with 81 members.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/james-grant-returns-florida-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/james-grant-returns-florida-house#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:47:33 +0000 Kevin Derby 5981176 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mario Diaz-Balart: Obama 'Continues to Appease Brutal Dictatorships' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-obama-obama-continues-appease-brutal-dictatorships <p>U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., came out swinging at President Barack Obama’s Cuban policies in an op-ed published at Time’s website on Tuesday. In the op-ed, Diaz-Balart insisted the Obama “continues to appease brutal dictatorships while gaining precious little in return." Diaz-Balart also hit Obama's policies in regards to Iran and other nations in the op-ed. </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-obama-obama-continues-appease-brutal-dictatorships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-obama-obama-continues-appease-brutal-dictatorships#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:57:23 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980952 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mitt Romney Endorses Lenny Curry in Jacksonville Mayoral Race http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mitt-romney-endorses-lenny-curry-jacksonville-mayoral-race <p>Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., endorsed former Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chairman Lenny Curry in the runoff next month against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Curry led the RPOF in the 2012 elections when Romney was the Republican candidate against President Barack Obama.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mitt-romney-endorses-lenny-curry-jacksonville-mayoral-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mitt-romney-endorses-lenny-curry-jacksonville-mayoral-race#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:27:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980939 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com JMI on Medicaid Expansion: 'Massive Expansion of the Federal Government in our State' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jmi-medicaid-expansion-massive-expansion-federal-government-our-state <p>With Florida senators holding a health-care workshop on Tuesday, Bob McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, a group that fights for free-market solutions and less of a role for government intervention, said the Senate’s support of Medicaid expansion remains a major problem.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jmi-medicaid-expansion-massive-expansion-federal-government-our-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jmi-medicaid-expansion-massive-expansion-federal-government-our-state#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:13:02 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980848 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com David Jolly Showcases MacDill Air Force and VA Funding http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-showcases-macdill-air-force-and-va-funding <p>From his perch on the U.S. House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., announced on Monday that $94 million was being sent to improve MacDill Air Force, including $39 million for a special operations support facility and $55 million for runway improvements for Black Hawk helicopters.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-showcases-macdill-air-force-and-va-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-showcases-macdill-air-force-and-va-funding#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:58:20 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980844 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Nearly Half of Americans View Teachers Unions Unfavorably http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nearly-half-americans-view-teachers-unions-unfavorably Almost half of Americans dislike teachers' unions, according to a new poll released Tuesday from Rasmussen Reports. <br /><br />The new survey found nearly half -- 47 percent -- feel unfavorable about teachers' unions while a smaller amount -- 39 percent -- feel favorable about teachers' unions. <br /><br />Thirty-nine percent believe, in terms of its impact on the nation, it's a bad thing that most teachers belong to public employee unions. One-third (33 percent) say it's a good thing most teachers belong to public employee unions.<br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nearly-half-americans-view-teachers-unions-unfavorably" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nearly-half-americans-view-teachers-unions-unfavorably#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:47:30 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5980838 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alex Sink Endorses Patrick Murphy for Senate in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alex-sink-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate-2016 <p>Former state CFO Alex Sink threw her support behind U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., for the U.S. Senate in 2016 on Tuesday. Murphy announced last month that he would run for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is running for president.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alex-sink-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alex-sink-endorses-patrick-murphy-senate-2016#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:25:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980829 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Carlos Curbelo: TPA Will Benefit South Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-tpa-will-benefit-south-florida <p>At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. cheered the news that congressional leaders from both chambers have reached an agreement over the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and said free trade would boost South Florida’s economy.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-tpa-will-benefit-south-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-tpa-will-benefit-south-florida#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:32:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980505 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch: Invest in Transportation to Boost Tourism http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-invest-transportation-boost-tourism-0 <p>Florida TaxWatch released a report on Monday which called for more investments in transportation to ensure the record number of tourists continue to flock to the Sunshine State.</p> <p>"Florida's tourism industry is a critical component of the state's diverse economy, but growing demand puts a strain on the state's transportation and tourism infrastructure, which could limit the future growth of this important industry," said Dominic Calabro, the president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-invest-transportation-boost-tourism-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-invest-transportation-boost-tourism-0#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:04:28 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980494 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com AFP Runs TV Ad Against Medicaid Expansion http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-tv-ad-against-medicaid-expansion <p>The fight over Medicaid expansion left Tallahassee and hit the Florida airwaves at the end of last week.</p> <p>On Friday, fiscal conservative group Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter launched a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y86Nvghk0CM&amp;feature=youtu.be">TV ad</a>, urging the Florida Senate to reject Medicaid expansion.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-tv-ad-against-medicaid-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-runs-tv-ad-against-medicaid-expansion#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:02:02 +0000 Kevin Derby 5980479 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ander Crenshaw Showcases Support for Cutting Taxes http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-showcases-support-cutting-taxes <p>U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government which oversees the IRS, showcased his tax fighting on Thursday as he voted for the “State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015” and voted to end the estate tax.</p> <p>The “State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015” would ensure a permanent deduction of local and state sales taxes would be included in federal taxes. Crenshaw insisted Florida taxpayers would benefit from it.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-showcases-support-cutting-taxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-showcases-support-cutting-taxes#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:29:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5979877 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com