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Skewed Education Funding Formula Favors 12 Big Florida Counties

July 20, 2017 - 3:30pm

It’s been said that education is "the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” But Tallahassee has transformed that golden door into lead when it comes to the finances of many school districts across Florida.

It’s Not about Health-Care—It’s about Control

July 19, 2017 - 6:00am

As Congress struggles to do something about the Obamacare disaster, senators may be getting calls pleading, “Don’t take my health-care away!” But the more influential voices will be whispering, “Don’t take my Obamacare dollars away!”

Conservativism Won in Tallahassee, no Thanks to the Florida Senate

July 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Everett Wilkinson

Earlier this month, hundreds of laws enacted by the Florida Legislature went into effect. More notable than the laws that took effect were the laws that did not: policies championed by liberal special interests working hand in hand with some Republican members of the Florida Senate.

D.C. Needs to Start Rewarding Efficiency, Not Inefficiency

July 14, 2017 - 2:30pm

I recently traveled to D.C. to fight for Florida as the U.S. Senate debated repealing and replacing Obamacare. For far too long, D.C. politicians have focused only on the grand bargain of repealing and replacing Obamacare, ignoring the opportunity to make incremental changes to get rid of the taxes and mandates and roll back the federal welfare state.

Trump's Middle East Budget Proposal Good for Israel, Jordan But Less Needs to Go to Palestinian Authority

July 14, 2017 - 7:15am

From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa,  U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on “America’s Interests in the Middle East and North Africa and the President’s FY2018 Budget Request” on Thursday. Her opening statement is below:

Democratic Order Needs to be Fully Restored in Venezuela

July 12, 2017 - 8:30am

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor to call for democracy in Venezuela and taking aim at the Maduro regime. His fill speech is below: 

Combating Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas

June 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took part at an event on Monday hosted by the America Enterprise Institute (AEI) as it showcases its new report “Kingpins and Corruption: Targeting Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas.” Rubio offered opening remarks at the event which are included below:

Andrew Gillum Is a Dead Man Walking

June 23, 2017 - 6:30pm

I read Leslie Wimes' column Friday about Andrew Gillum, and I'm not one bit surprised she thinks Gillum walks on water, same as she thinks Obama did.

The Only Thing Worse Than Any Tax Reform Proposal: Nothing at All

June 15, 2017 - 6:00am

The House Ways & Means Committee has held its first hearings on tax reform this year and the business community in this country is optimistic that our elected officials may be able to pass legislation to fix our tax code. This is an opportunity that may not come again and it is imperative that something be passed as soon as possible, because the American economy cannot wait another 30 years for reform.

John Morgan Could Have Authorized Smoking of Medical Marijuana, but ...

June 14, 2017 - 6:00am

Ever since the Special Session ended, the mainstream media in Florida have been breathlessly reporting that John Morgan, the Orlando attorney, who financially spearheaded both amendment drives to install medical marijuana in our state Constitution, is going to sue the state because the Legislature didn’t allow the smoking of marijuana.

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