Florida Family Policy Council Praises Governor Scott for Veto of “Whiskey and Wheaties”

05/25/2017 Amber Kelly 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 the main store and the liquor store. Supporters of the [More…]

Ask Governor Scott to Veto “Whiskey and Wheaties”

05/15/2017 Amber Kelly 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.  This bill is bad public policy because: These stores employ [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report – Week 9 of 9

05/09/2017 Amber Kelly 0

It’s a wrap, folks! After 63 days, the Legislature adjourned at 8:52 pm on Monday night after passing the state budget.  While there is rampant speculation that Gov. Scott may veto the budget and force a special session of the Legislature, the 98-14 vote in the House and a 34-4 vote in the Senate indicates that the Legislature has the 2/3 vote necessary to override any such veto. The chambers also could not reach a [More…]

Call Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry Immediately and Tell Him to Keep His Promise & Veto the HRO

02/15/2017 Amber Kelly 0

Last night, the Jacksonville City Council passed a Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) creating a weapon to punish Christians seeking to live and work according to their faith without government interference and allowing men to use women’s showers, locker rooms, bathrooms and dressing areas.  This anti-liberty proposal is the worst possible piece of public policy any elected official could support. It violates the dignity, safety and the security of women and children and disregards religious liberty. [More…]

Jacksonville Needs Your Help Now!

01/19/2017 Amber Kelly 0

The citizens of Jacksonville are fighting their own city council to stop them from trying to adopt a dangerous sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance.  Despite claims of “new compromise language,” the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15, puts women’s privacy, safety and dignity at risk when they use showers, locker rooms, spas, and bathrooms by allowing men to also use the same intimate facility.  Furthermore, it seeks to punish businesses and Christian ministries who [More…]

Tell the Jacksonville City Council to Say “NO” to the HRO!

01/09/2017 Amber Kelly 0

Members of the Jacksonville City Council have just filed the bad Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) bill again, which was defeated twice before thanks to your efforts.  Do not be fooled.  Despite the claims of “new compromise language,” the new Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15, still puts women’s privacy, safety and dignity at risk while using showers, locker rooms, spas and bathrooms by allowing men to use these intimate facilities.  It seeks to allow the [More…]

Gov. Scott Appoints Conservative Judge Alan Lawson to Florida Supreme Court

12/16/2016 Amber Kelly 0

In a victory for conservatives, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Judge C. Alan Lawson from the 5th District Court of Appeals this morning. Judge Lawson said that he will exercise judicial restraint at this morning’s announcement. In his interview with the Judicial Nominating Commission, he expressed a willingness to discard legal precedent in cases where it is wrong in regards to a constitutional matter. Judge Lawson will replace current liberal Justice E.C. Perry who is retiring [More…]