Sunshine State News is hitting the radio airwaves on Wednesday from 2:20-3 pm. I will be on the Ed Dean radio show, which is hosted by one of the most feisty, informative and entertaining conservatives in Florida. It can be heard online here
and on two stations in Central Florida -- 89.3 on the west coast and 90.3 on the Atlantic coast.
At their summer meeting in Orlando on Wednesday, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) honored their legislators of the year: Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, and Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville.
“Florida’s retailers know that they can count on Senator Latvala to advance policies that help our businesses grow and create jobs,” said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation, in a statement. “We are proud to honor Senator Latvala as our Senator of the Year, and we look forward to his continued leadership in the Legislature.”
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart met with Acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel (no, not the Heisman winning Gator quarterback -- that’s Danny Wuerffel) on Tuesday and they talked about recent scandals that have plagued that federal agency.
On Wednesday, former Congressman Allen West left open the possibility of challenging U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in a Republican primary come 2016.
"We'll see what happens down the pike," West said about taking on Rubio in 2016. "God will set my feet on the right path."
Appearing as a guest co-host on WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” in Washington, D.C., West acknowledged that defeating Rubio would be a tall order and could benefit Democrats.
With Gov. Rick Scott in France this week to promote Florida, Florida TaxWatch released a report on Wednesday morning on the importance such trade missions have on the Sunshine State’s economy.
After reaching an all-time low in March, Floridians are starting to approve more of the Florida Legislature according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University -- but voters from across the state continue to hold a low opinion of the state legislative branch.
The poll finds 49 percent of Florida voters disapprove of the Legislature while only 32 percent approve of it. In a Quinnipiac poll from March, a record low 25 percent approved of the Legislature while a majority -- 52 percent -- said they disapproved of it.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Florida voters continue to support a “stand your ground” law more than a year after the Trayvon Martin shooting incident. A clear majority -- 57 percent -- of those surveyed continue to support the law while 36 percent say they oppose it. These numbers are essentially unchanged from when Quinnipiac asked the same question in May and June 2012 and in March 2013: In all three cases, 56 percent said they support the law.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the favorite to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, beats out two possible Republican presidential candidates in their own back yards according to a poll released Wednesday morning.
A poll from Quinnipiac University shows Clinton with a solid lead over former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida. Clinton beats out Bush 50 percent to 43 percent. She does even better against Rubio, besting him 53 percent to 41 percent.
U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., was honored on Tuesday for his work against malaria. Malaria No More awarded Crenshaw and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., with the Malaria Action Award and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., with the Malaria Action Award.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on Bill Bennett’s radio show to weigh in on immigration reform. Rubio insisted that his support for immigration reform has nothing to do with politics and rejected arguments that it will help or hurt the Republicans.