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    Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 7 of 9

    02/23/2018 0
    Photo Credit: The Palm Beach Post This week students from Parkland and across the state descended on Tallahassee to call for legislative action after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students were split into groups and were escorted by Equality Florida, Florida’s leading LGBT activist organization, and other organizers to meet with legislators to share their [More...]
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    Critical Update on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC): Upcoming Hearings in Melbourne, Jacksonville, Pensacola Cape Coral & St. Petersburg

    02/16/2018 0
    Your voice is needed at one of the four upcoming historic hearings of the 2017-2018 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) scheduled during the next few weeks.  As you may know, the CRC only gathers once every 20 years to review the state constitution.  As part of this process, the CRC proposes constitutional amendments which citizens will be able to vote on in the November 2018 [More...]
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    Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 6 of 9

    02/16/2018 0
    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those in Parkland who have been impacted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We pray for each of the families who lost someone that God would comfort them in their mourning. We speak peace to the community shaken by violence. As Parkland, the state of Florida, and the body of Christ deal with the [More...]
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    Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 5 of 9

    02/09/2018 0
    Much of this week’s happenings centered around the state budget and education, specifically the Hope Scholarship program that is being championed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Both the House and Senate rolled out their budget proposals this week.  Both versions total about $87 billion, but individual line items are different.  Each chamber passed out their version; in the House, it was pretty much party line in [More...]
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    Legislative Insider’s Report from Tallahassee – Week 4 of 9

    02/02/2018 0
    Week 4 is over and there was quite a bit of movement on some bills that we’re watching, but haven’t listed on our core legislative agenda. First off, the House rolled out its gambling bill for the year this week. The proposed bill looks good in that it locks in the Seminole gambling compact for 20 years and puts some other restrictions on gambling in [More...]
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    Legislative Insider’s Report Week 3 of 9

    01/26/2018 0
    We were excited to see so many new faces this week in Tallahassee for our 5th annual Pro-Family Days! Each year the event has grown, and this year is no exception. Over 250 supporters and legislators from around the state joined us on Monday and Tuesday for this exciting event! On Monday, Pro-Family Days attendees were trained on how to lobby and were briefed by [More...]
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    Florida Family Policy Council Joins Amicus Brief Filed in Landmark US Supreme Court Religious Liberty Case

    09/19/2017 0
    Case on appeal addresses same legal issues as proposed “Competitive Workforce Act” in Florida  Florida Family Policy Council joined other leading organizations across the country to file an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court”, brief in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission case.  The Supreme Court agreed to review the case on June 26th and oral arguments are expected to be heard this [More...]
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    Congress Voted Against Banning Taxpayer Funding of Gender Transition Benefits for Military

    07/17/2017 0
    From the desk of John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Action: I am sitting here stunned. Late last week, Congress voted on an amendment by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which would have barred the use of taxpayer dollars for gender reassignment surgeries and hormone therapy for transgender members of the military.  Unfortunately, with the defection of 24 Republicans in the US [More...]
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    Florida Family Policy Council Praises Governor Scott for Veto of “Whiskey and Wheaties”

    05/25/2017 0
    (TALLAHASSEE, FL) On Wednesday evening, Governor Scott vetoed SB 106, dubbed “Whiskey and Wheaties” by the media. The bill, if passed, would have allowed grocery stores and big box retailers (like Walmart and Target) to sell hard liquor in the same way that they sell other food and consumer products. Currently, hard liquor must be sold in a stand-alone store or a wall must separate [More...]
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    Ask Governor Scott to Veto “Whiskey and Wheaties”

    05/15/2017 0
    Right now, sitting on Governor Scott’s desk awaiting signature, is SB 106 which has been dubbed “Whiskey and Wheaties”.  This piece of legislation would remove a requirement for hard liquor to be sold in small package stores paving the way for grocery stores and big box stores like Walmart and Target to sell hard liquor on their shelves along with food products, such as Wheaties. [More...]