Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.6 Percent in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-drops-56-percent-florida <p>Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced that the state unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in December as the state added 11,500 jobs. When Scott took office at the start of 2011, the state unemployment rate stood at 11.1 percent.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-drops-56-percent-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-drops-56-percent-florida#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:17:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5957195 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Miller Proposes New VA Employee Reform Bill http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-miller-proposes-new-va-employee-reform-bill <p>From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., is calling to give the secretary of Veterans Affairs more power to discipline incompetent senior executive service (SES) employees. Miller introduced a bill giving the VA secretary more flexibility in disciplining underperfoming SES employees, including reducing pensions, reducing time on forced paid administrative leave, reforming appraisals for bonus and adding more transparency.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-miller-proposes-new-va-employee-reform-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-miller-proposes-new-va-employee-reform-bill#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:02:00 +0000 Kevin Derby 5957178 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ander Crenshaw Doubles Down on the FairTax http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-doubles-down-fairtax-0 <p>U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, doubled down on his support of the FairTax proposal on Thursday.</p> <p>“Across Northeast Florida and the nation, citizens are spending billions of dollars and hours navigating a complex tax code – time and money that could be better spent growing our economy and creating jobs,” Crenhaw said on Thursday. “Putting a FairTax in place solves that issue and deserves immediate consideration by Congress.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-doubles-down-fairtax-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-doubles-down-fairtax-0#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:43:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5957177 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Vern Buchanan Plans to Work With Obama on Free Trade http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-plans-work-obama-free-trade <p>U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., one of the senior members sitting on the U.S. House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, wrote President Barack Obama on Thursday, vowing to work with the White House on free trade agreements. Buchanan supports the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership<br /><br />"In your State of the Union address you expressed a willingness to work with Congress on expanding international trade opportunities that will help grow the U.S. economy and create American jobs. Offer accepted,” Buchanan wrote.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-plans-work-obama-free-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-plans-work-obama-free-trade#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:39:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5957176 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Where's Charlie Crist? In Court http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/wheres-charlie-crist-court <p>No, sorry ... cool your jets, Charlie isn't standing trial.</p> <p>But the former Republican governor-turned-independent-turned-Democratic governor-candidate showed up at the Pinellas County Justice Center this morning for jury duty.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/wheres-charlie-crist-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/wheres-charlie-crist-court#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:28:32 +0000 Nancy Smith 5956581 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alan Grayson, Bigamy and Breast Implants http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-bigamy-and-breast-implants The trial to determine whether U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's wife committed bigamy at the time of their marriage is being held up on account of breast implants. <br /><br />Court documents filed this week said Lolita Grayson had been complaining of chest pain and went to the emergency room where they broke the news she'd have to go through emergency surgery to remove her leaking breast implants. <br /><br />The court date was originally scheduled for Thursday but has now been moved to March. Grayson's surgery was scheduled for Monday. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-bigamy-and-breast-implants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-bigamy-and-breast-implants#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:28:09 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5956541 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Integrity Florida Calls for Federal Investigation of Rick Scott for Conspiracy http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/integrity-florida-calls-federal-investigation-rick-scott-conspiracy <p>Government watchdog group Integrity Florida today called on federal authorities to investigate potential violations of the civil rights conspiracy statute by state government officials in Florida.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/integrity-florida-calls-federal-investigation-rick-scott-conspiracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/integrity-florida-calls-federal-investigation-rick-scott-conspiracy#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:13:18 +0000 Nancy Smith 5956515 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com More Resignations at the Republican Party of Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/more-resignations-republican-party-florida After Blaise Ingoglia unseated Rick Scott's hand-picked Leslie Dougher as the Republican Party of Florida's newest chair, three prominent party staffers resigned from their positions. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/more-resignations-republican-party-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/more-resignations-republican-party-florida#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:09:24 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5956496 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com American Federation for Children Calls Obama's Address 'a Great Disappointment' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/american-federation-children-calls-obamas-address-great-disappointment <p>The American Federation for Children, which calls itself the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the following statement from executive counsel Kevin P. Chavous in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/american-federation-children-calls-obamas-address-great-disappointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/american-federation-children-calls-obamas-address-great-disappointment#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:12:05 +0000 Nancy Smith 5956453 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Obama's SOTU Tax Credit Doesn't Amount to Much http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/obamas-sotu-taxcredit-doesnt-amount-much One of the highlight's of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday will be a $500 tax credit for families with two earners -- a plan the White House says will benefit 24 million couples by covering "additional costs" in the average American household.<br /><br />The problem is, however, that the $500 tax credit won't go very far. <br /><br />White House administration officials have said the tax credit will benefit families earning up to $210,000, a number four times as much as the typical middle class income of $52,000. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/obamas-sotu-taxcredit-doesnt-amount-much" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/obamas-sotu-taxcredit-doesnt-amount-much#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:57:27 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5956342 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Enterprise Florida to Hold Board of Directors Meeting in Tallahassee http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/enterprise-florida-hold-board-directors-meeting-tallahassee Enterprise Florida will be holding its quarterly board of directors meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/enterprise-florida-hold-board-directors-meeting-tallahassee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/enterprise-florida-hold-board-directors-meeting-tallahassee#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:41:40 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5956264 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Matt Gaetz Cheers Rick Scott's Tax Cut, Vows 'No Tax is Safe' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/matt-gaetz-cheers-rick-scotts-tax-cut-vows-no-tax-safe <p>Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz , R-Fort Walton Beach, the chairman of the House Finance and Tax Committee, looks ready to give the green light to Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to cut the communication service tax (CST) by $500 million. Gaetz even called for more tax cuts than the ones Scott proposed on cellphones and TV services. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/matt-gaetz-cheers-rick-scotts-tax-cut-vows-no-tax-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/matt-gaetz-cheers-rick-scotts-tax-cut-vows-no-tax-safe#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:33:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956240 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Vern Buchanan Takes Aim at Obama's Proposed Tax Hike http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-takes-aim-obamas-proposed-tax-hike <p>From his perch on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, which handles taxation issues, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., came out swinging against President Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes $320 billion over the next 10 years. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-takes-aim-obamas-proposed-tax-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/vern-buchanan-takes-aim-obamas-proposed-tax-hike#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:16:31 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956231 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush Looks to Play in Chris Christie's Backyard http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-looks-play-chris-christies-backyard <p>New Jersey might be Gov. Chris Christie’s, R-N.J., backyard but former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., plans to hit the Garden State.</p> <p><a href="http://www.northjersey.com/news/stile-jeb-bush-is-courting-new-jersey-donors-1.1196265">The Bergen County Record i</a>s reporting that Bush is mining major Republican donors in New Jersey. Bush has already announced an exploratory presidential effort while Christie also has his eyes on running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://politicalwire.com/2015/01/20/bush-courts-christie-donors/">H/T Politicalwire</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-looks-play-chris-christies-backyard#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:27:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956190 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million Cellphone, TV Service Tax Cut http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-proposes-470-million-cst-tax-cut <p>On Tuesday Gov. Rick Scott called for cutting Florida’s communication service tax (CST) by $470 million. Scott insisted a family spending $100 a month on cellphones and cable will save $43 a year.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-proposes-470-million-cst-tax-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-proposes-470-million-cst-tax-cut#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:17:54 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956144 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Santorum Takes a Step Toward Running in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-santorum-takes-step-towards-running-2016 <p>Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., placed second behind former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., in the 2012 Republican primaries and there are signs in recent days that he, like his former rival, has his eyes on another bid in 2016.</p> <p>Despite winning 11 contests in 2012, including the Iowa caucus, Santorum often encountered fundraising woes during his presidential campaign. On Tuesday, Santorum looked to ensure that would not sink him in 2016 by announcing his finance team for his Patriot Voices PAC.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-santorum-takes-step-towards-running-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-santorum-takes-step-towards-running-2016#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:54:03 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956139 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com David Jolly Expands Portfolio on Appropriations http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-expands-portfolio-appropriations <p>At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., starting his first full term in Congress, announced he will serve on three Appropriations subcommittees: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs;Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Commerce, Justice and Science.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-expands-portfolio-appropriations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-expands-portfolio-appropriations#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:33:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956135 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com RPOF Turns to Transition Team as Blaise Ingoglia Takes Over http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-turns-transition-team-blaise-ingoglia-takes-over <p>State Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, the newly elected chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), named David Johnson and Pablo Diaz in charge of his transition team on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I am grateful that David and Pablo have agreed to guide the party through this transition. I have known them both for years and count them as friends and colleagues,” Ingoglia said. “They are both well-respected veterans of the RPOF and I know they will provide me with sound counsel and advice as we make a smooth transition and prepare the party for victory.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-turns-transition-team-blaise-ingoglia-takes-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-turns-transition-team-blaise-ingoglia-takes-over#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:22:38 +0000 Kevin Derby 5956132 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alan Gross to Attend State of Union Address http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-gross-attend-state-union-address An American contractor who was recently released after spending five years in a Cuban prison will be sitting alongside first lady Michelle Obama at Tuesday's State of the Union address. <br /><br />Alan Gross was released last month as part of a larger deal by President Barack Obama to normalize relations with Cuba. At the time of his release, Gross was serving a 15-year sentence for allegedly attempting to undermine the Havana government for the United States. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-gross-attend-state-union-address" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-gross-attend-state-union-address#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:24:58 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5955967 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Dana Young Named to GOPAC Legislative Leaders Advisory Board http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dana-young-named-gopac-legislative-leaders-advisory-board <p>Florida House Majority Leader Dana Young, R-Tampa, was named on Monday by GOPAC to its 2015 Legislative Leaders Advisory Board. <br /><br />“The members of our 2015 Legislative Leaders Advisory Board will have an important role in educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders,” said GOPAC Chairman David Avella on Monday. “Their involvement will strengthen our mission to build a healthy roster of prepared and tested state leaders who are ready to lead in their legislatures and/or run for higher office."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dana-young-named-gopac-legislative-leaders-advisory-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/dana-young-named-gopac-legislative-leaders-advisory-board#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:42:17 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955920 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater to Campaign With Travis Hutson on Saturday http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-campaign-travis-hutson-saturday <p>Florida CFO Jeff Atwater will hit the streets of the nations‘s oldest city to help former Rep. Travis Hutson over former Rep. Doc Renuart in the special election to replace John Thrasher in the Florida Senate. Atwater announced on Friday that he will campaign with Hutson in St. Augustine to urge that voters back the former state representative in the Jan. 27 primary.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-campaign-travis-hutson-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-campaign-travis-hutson-saturday#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:58:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955464 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Barry Loudermilk Claims Allen West's Mantle, Goes After Obama http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/barry-loudermilk-claims-allen-wests-mantle-goes-after-obama <p>Earlier this week former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., passed on leadership of his Guardian Fund PAC to U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga. On Friday, Loudermilk outlined his agenda for the PAC in the 2016 election cycle.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/barry-loudermilk-claims-allen-wests-mantle-goes-after-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/barry-loudermilk-claims-allen-wests-mantle-goes-after-obama#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:48:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955369 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Sharon Day Endorses Leslie Dougher for RPOF Chair http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sharon-day-endorses-leslie-dougher-rpof-chair Leslie Dougher is picking up more endorsements in the final hours before the Republican Party of Florida votes to elect its next chair. <br /><br />On Friday, Republican National Committee Chair Sharon Day tipped her hat to Dougher, saying she should be re-elected as RPOF chairwoman.  <div></div><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sharon-day-endorses-leslie-dougher-rpof-chair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sharon-day-endorses-leslie-dougher-rpof-chair#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:46:19 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5955368 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Brett Doster Likes Jeb Bush Over Mitt Romney for 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/brett-doster-likes-jeb-bush-over-mitt-romney-2016 <p>With both former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., and former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., looking at running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, Brett Doster, one of the leading Republican strategists in the Sunshine State, is putting his chips behind the former Florida governor.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/brett-doster-likes-jeb-bush-over-mitt-romney-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/brett-doster-likes-jeb-bush-over-mitt-romney-2016#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:34:44 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955366 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Carlos Curbelo to Give Spanish Response to Obama's State of the Union http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-give-spanish-response-obamas-state-union <p>While U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will be giving the official Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., will offer the Spanish translation.</p> <p>House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Curbelo was selected for the Spanish translation on Thursday.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-give-spanish-response-obamas-state-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-give-spanish-response-obamas-state-union#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:27:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955218 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Curt Clawson to Offer Tea Party Response to Obama's SOTU http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/curt-clawson-offer-tea-party-response-obamas-sotu <p>U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., will offer the Tea Party Express’s response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday.</p> <p>Tea Party Express Executive Director Taylor Budowich made the announcement on Thursday. Clawson was in the news earlier in the month for voting for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., instead of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to lead the chamber.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/curt-clawson-offer-tea-party-response-obamas-sotu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/curt-clawson-offer-tea-party-response-obamas-sotu#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:20:13 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955214 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Calls for More Charter School Funding http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-calls-more-charter-school-funding <p>At a media event in Miami on Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called for $100 million to shore up charter schools, an increase from $75 million last year. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-calls-more-charter-school-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-calls-more-charter-school-funding#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:50:43 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955068 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush Draws Fire from Right on Common Core, Immigration http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-draws-fire-right-common-core-immigration <p>Constitutional Rights PAC (CRPAC) continued to ramp up its opposition to former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., running for president in 2016.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-draws-fire-right-common-core-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-draws-fire-right-common-core-immigration#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:25:57 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955059 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Hillary Wants Mitt Romney, Not Jeb Bush in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/hillary-wants-mitt-romney-not-jeb-bush-2016 <p>Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the heavy favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, is more worried about former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., than former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., on the Republican side.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/exclusive-hillary-clinton-advisers-prefer-face-romney-article-1.2078292">New York Daily News</a> has a story on Thursday indicating that a top Clinton adviser thinks Bush has a better chance against the Democrat than Romney.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/hillary-wants-mitt-romney-not-jeb-bush-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/hillary-wants-mitt-romney-not-jeb-bush-2016#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:15:35 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955043 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com AFP Unveils Agenda for Florida Legislature http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-unveils-agenda-florida-legislature <p>Conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) unveiled its<a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Five-for-Florida-One-Pager.pdf"> agenda on Thursday for the upcoming Florida legislative session</a>. AFP’s agenda calls for ending the corporate income tax and pulling the plug on “special interest, business-specific tax subsidies and exemptions”; reforming Medicaid, public pensions and Citizens Property Insurance; more school choice; less government regulation and more government transparency.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-unveils-agenda-florida-legislature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/afp-unveils-agenda-florida-legislature#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:13:20 +0000 Kevin Derby 5955025 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com