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 the main store and the liquor store. Supporters of the [More…]

Legislative Insider’s Report – Week 9 of 9

05/09/2017 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 Your Legislator & Urge Them To Stop Hard Liquor Sales in Grocery Stores

04/25/2017 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: Weeks 5/6 of 9

04/18/2017 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 1 of 9

03/13/2017 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…]

Analysis of the 2016 Election Results

11/10/2016 0

By John Stemberger President’s Race Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. On Tuesday, America resoundingly said “I’m not with her!” The ‘basket of deplorables,’ as Clinton called them, were sufficiently angry and tired of the direction of our country. They made it very clear that they were not going to take it anymore. Not only did Donald Trump carry Florida, but he also carried Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania [More…]

WARNING: This video is highly offensive but you need to hear it in order to vote correctly on Amendment 2. NSFW

11/02/2016 0

Is Amendment 2 truly just about Orlando Lawyer John Morgan’s “army of angels”? The Florida Legislature has already passed two separate laws which have authorized several legitimate medical marijuana dispensaries now operating across the state to help people suffering. This video is dated but still relevant and on point: Hear the leader behind Florida’s so-called “medical marijuana” amendment 2 in his own words: WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS HIGHLY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR [More…]

Facts you need to know about the medical marijuana Amendment 2. Must see video. Early voting starts today.

10/24/2016 0

Early voting begins today in 50 of Florida’s 67 counties! To find your county’s early voting dates and locations click here. We encourage you to visit FloridaElectionCentral.com before heading to the polls, for information about the candidates and amendments. CRITICAL FACTS YOU NEED KNOW ABOUT AMENDMENT 2 “MEDICAL MARIJUANA” We agree there is a real need to help people suffering with debilitating medical conditions and to alleviate pain. However, the goal of Amendment 2 is not to help the [More…]

FFA Releases Legislative Scorecard Grading State Legislators on Social Issues

07/28/2016 0

(Orlando, FL)- Today Florida Family Action (FFA) announced the publication of its first Legislative Scorecard, tabulating combined legislative votes from both the 2015 and 2016 Florida Legislative Sessions. “Our hope is that FFA increasingly becomes known for holding all legislators—Republicans and Democrats—accountable for supporting bad policy, and praise for supporting good public policy on issues related to life; marriage; family and religious liberty,” said John Stemberger, President and General Counsel of Florida Family Action. Individual [More…]