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An Open Letter to the Legislature on Criminal Justice Reform

April 25, 2019 - 7:30am

The Florida Legislature is wrestling again with criminal justice reform because of the persistence of Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, an outspoken advocate for far-reaching reforms who has good intentions.  As a result, the Senate is positioned to pass an omnibus bill, SB 642, while the House is ready to take up a considerable number of bills that individually encompass some of the same issues.

When It Comes to Climate Change, We All Have a Role to Play

March 28, 2019 - 9:30am

When it comes to running a business or getting things done in politics, it’s a tried and true lesson that working well with others is the best path to success. The ability to see other points of view, discover compromise, and pursue mutual benefit is a cornerstone principle of making the world and the economy better. That is certainly true when it comes to one of the biggest challenges our world faces: climate change. 

Amendment 4 Needs Clarity, in Spite of What You Hear from the Media and Proponents

March 20, 2019 - 9:00am
My first legislative session was in 1979 and I was the incoming president of the then-Florida Association of Private Investigators.

Medical Marijuana Research Should Rule the Day on Pot Smoking

February 7, 2019 - 6:00am

Earlier this week Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, introduced a bill allowing medial marijuana patients to be allowed to smoke pot.

It was the first step for a very controversial bill in the upper chamber, but it almost died because of a tie vote which required Senate Democrats to have to quickly call for a reconsideration motion when the bill initially ended up in a tie vote. Once it was reconsidered, the bill passed and the sponsor vowed to work the bill so that it has a chance for consideration later in the session.

The Recount and Andrew Gillum as the Perfect Democratic Candidate

November 13, 2018 - 1:00pm
Lawyer observes a ballot recount in Riviera Beach

Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes of Broward County and Susan Bucher of Palm Beach County, a/k/a Abbot & Costello, are still trying to count the votes cast a week ago.

Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher: Russia Is Calling

November 10, 2018 - 6:00am

Brenda Snipes and Susan Bucher, Vladimir Putin is on the line and he’d like for you to be his new co-supervisors of elections in Russia.

Florida Election 2018: May the Force Be with You

November 7, 2018 - 1:45pm

There has been a shudder in the Force for quite some time.  The Antifa Storm Troopers and their co-conspirators, the Mainstream Media, had been pounding relentlessly every day and night on every channel (except FOX) that the Trump Insurgent Revolution was losing control and was destined for defeat.

Andrew Gillum Is a Well-Dressed, Smooth-Talking Pathological Liar

October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm
Andrew Gillum and Adam Corey on a NYC boat ride

Because of documents subpoenaed by the Florida Commission on Ethics and released to the public Tuesday, the citizens of Florida now have learned that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is a pathological liar.

Proposed Carbon Tax Would Crush Floridians and Our Thriving Economy

October 6, 2018 - 6:00am

Florida’s economy is booming. With the passage of tax reform and smart regulatory reforms, consumers have more money in their pockets to travel and Florida is a prime location. In fact, Florida tourism numbers reached a record high in the first quarter of 2018 and Florida’s economy recently topped $1 trillion. However, recent legislation co-sponsored by our own Republican Rep. Francis Rooney would hike all Americans’ gas prices and jeopardize Florida’s economy.

Democrats and Mainstream Media in Cahoots on Kavanaugh

October 5, 2018 - 6:00am

The spectacle of the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing last week was riveting, as many of us across the country watched their testimony.

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