Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 8 of 9

04/29/2017 Admin 0

We are headed into the final week of Session, and with that, comes the final push to get the budget (the Legislature’s only constitutionally mandated requirement) and other important legislation passed.  While early in the week, it seemed the budget process had stalled, on Thursday House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron announced that allocation amounts had been agreed upon and they will honor the other’s budget priorities. The joint conference committee met [More…]

Call Your Legislator & Urge Them To Stop Hard Liquor Sales in Grocery Stores

04/25/2017 Admin 0

ACTION ALERT: Please call your legislator and ask them to stop hard liquor from being sold in grocery stores and large retailers next to other food items by voting “NO” on HB 81/SB 106 There are less than two weeks remaining in the 2017 legislative session and we need your help to stop a piece of legislation which we believe is bad public policy.  HB 81/SB 106, dubbed “Whiskey and Wheaties”, is scheduled to be heard TODAY [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 7 of 9

04/21/2017 Admin 0

The question on everyone’s mind this week is “Will they or won’t they?”  Speculation is running rampant in the Capitol as to whether or not the Legislature will finish its business before the end of the normal 60-day session, which is May 5th.  There are a number of issues which have yet to be resolved, most importantly the budget.  We’ve heard that the Joint Legislative Budget Commission likely won’t meet until next Wednesday, which doesn’t give [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Weeks 5/6 of 9

04/18/2017 Admin 0

Dear Friend, We hope this message finds you and your family well and that you had a blessed celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past weekend. We are sorry that we missed sending you week 5 of our Insider’s Report, but we’ve included it in this week’s report.  The Legislature slowed down a bit in Week 6 because of Passover and Good Friday, but for the days that the Legislature was [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 4 of 9

03/31/2017 Admin 0

Before we delve into what happened in Tallahassee this week, we wanted to remind you of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), which held its first public hearing this week. The CRC is convened every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing amendments which are placed on the ballot in the next statewide election.  Despite the late notice of the meeting, the venue was packed, and many progressive organizations were able [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 3 of 9

03/24/2017 Admin 0

Perhaps the biggest news this week for many of our supporters was that Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger was appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) by Speaker Richard Corcoran. On Monday, he was sworn in by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court to serve for the next 18 months as a commissioner on the CRC, which is a constitutional position.  John will represent millions of Floridians with conservative viewpoints, just [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report Week 2 of 9

03/21/2017 Admin 0

The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) hosted its 4th annual Pro-Family Days in Tallahassee this past Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, FFPC trained attendees how to lobby and briefed them on current life, gambling, and LGBT bills being considered by the Legislature. We were joined by policy experts Bill Bunkley of Florida Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Sara Johnson of No Casinos, Amber Kelly of Florida Family Action, and FFPC President John Stemberger. Over 250 supporters and legislators from around the state [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report: Week 1 of 9

03/13/2017 Admin 0

This past week was the first and opening week of the 2017 Florida Legislative Session!  Dear Friend, The Legislature opened the 2017 session this week with a bang! On Tuesday, we saw addresses from the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President.  A battle has been brewing between Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran over legislation regarding Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  Speaker Corcoran has taken aim at ending the [More…]

Tell Gov Scott FL Doesn’t Want Jax Mayor Lenny Curry For Next CFO

03/01/2017 Admin 0

URGENT ACTION ALERT Contact Governor Scott and Tell Him  Florida Does Not Want Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to Become Florida’s Next Statewide CFO  Call (850) 488-7146 Email: rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com or http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/ Background Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jeff Atwater has announced his retirement after the 2017 Legislative Session. Governor Rick Scott will appoint a new CFO soon and Jacksonville’s Mayor Lenny Curry is one of the finalists for this position. The CFO is a member of the [More…]

Jax Women to Rally at City Hall Wednesday to Urge Mayor Curry to Veto HRO

02/21/2017 Admin 0

BREAKING NEWS Public Interest Law Firm Releases Legal Memo Documenting Jax HRO Cannot Become Law Before February 28 — PRESS ADVISORY Jacksonville Women to Rally at City Hall on Wednesday Continuing to Urge Mayor Lenny Curry to Veto HRO which Allows Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms (Jacksonville, FL) Liberty Counsel, a national public interest constitutional law firm with offices in Florida, released a three-page legal memorandum today documenting the fact that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry [More…]

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