‘State & National News’ Archives
Obama Taxes Christmas. And everyone in Whoville is really upset. How come his people didn’t see that one coming? Read more.
Proposed bill would restrict local goverments’ ability to charge impact fees or collect for new schools, roads
HB 603 by Rep. Michael Weinstein, R-Orange Park, would prohibit cities and counties from applying impact fees until July 1, 2015 unless approved by a two-thirds commission vote. Likewise, proportionate share mitigation for transportation or school concurrency could not be applied during that period [...]
From St. Pete Times: As Florida faces legal obstacles in its plan to turn dozens of state prisons over to a private firm, a second privatization venture, a campaign pledge of Gov. Scott, faces harsh criticism. Read more.
Ohio's anti-union law was repealed yesterday. And Mississippi's weird personhood constitutional amendment failed. Money & Fox News doesn't always win. The voters are still in control. Ohio vote repeals union limit law from BBC News - Home A law limiting the collective bargaining powers [...]
Does looking outside of politics for candidates ever work? Why do Americans want to turn to businessmen to fix political messes? The Economist’s blog detailed a bleak track record of non-politician administrations. Read more.
Press Release: A masterpiece work of art – "Christ Carrying the Cross" – stolen as part of the widespread Nazi plunder of World War II, was seized last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The painting was seized through formal [...]
The GOP may want to reconsider its attacks on President Obama over his withdrawal of troops from Iraq. The attacks might win a Republican primary or straw poll, but not a general election. The latest Gallup poll shows that three out of four Americans approve of the [...]
Herman Cain’s sexual-harassment scandal has begun to hurt his poll numbers. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll found that the number of Republicans who view Cain favorably has dropped 9 points, from 66 to 57 percent. His support has also dipped among all registered voters, from 37 percent to 32 percent. [...]
Girls have fun.
Rick Perry campaign supporter Ken Blackwell, former Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins, former head of the Republican Party Ed Gillespie, strategist Liz Cheney, and analyst John Dickerson spoke with Bob Schieffer on how Rick Perry's bizarre speech made in New Hampshire will affect the rest of his [...]
Walt Disney World, the giant resort near Orlando whose four theme parks draw more than 45 million visitors a year, has made preventing "destination" casinos a top priority. And few, if any, businesses carry as much weight in Florida as Disney, which employs more than 60,000 workers, generates [...]
Press Release: Florida has the potential to save millions in healthcare costs annually while maintaining high-quality healthcare delivery by removing administrative and legislative barriers for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and Physicians Assistants (PAs), a new Florida TaxWatch [...]