Florida Legislature Debates Bill Letting Illegal Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses
The state currently allows a temporary permit for some people here on either a tourist or work visa but a bill introduced by state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, would expand that to include any person living in Florida whether they are here legally or not.
Marco Rubio: HUD Needs to Investigate Glorieta Gardens Apartments in Opa-locka
Rubio noted that his staff had made visits to the apartments and he wrote U.S. HUD Sec. Ben Carson and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig and urged them to examine the property.
Labor Department Ready to Help Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Michael With DWG Funds
With Hurricane Michael hitting parts of Northern Florida, including the Big Bend area and the Panhandle, the U.S. Department of Labor is ready to help workers in the Sunshine State.
New Report Shows Most Americans Pay No Federal Income Tax
A new report by the Tax Policy Center reveals that 107 million households, roughly 61 percent of all taxpayers, paid no federal income taxes...
Synan Says: The Real Top 25 in College Football, Week 2
After what I saw from Florida and Florida State this week, paired with Miami last week, football in the Sunshine State is as bad as I can remember it. #OhFlorida.
Frederica Wilson Introduces the Vote From Home America Act
Last week, the Florida congresswoman brought out a proposal calling on the states “to send an absentee ballot with a pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope to every registered voter for this year’s upcoming federal elections.”
Are Florida Taxes Really That Low?
A report finds that the average Florida taxpayer pays far less compared to most Americans. However, there is room for improvement.
After NAS Pensacola Attack, Rick Scott Brings Out Proposal Reforming Training for Foreign Nationals
“The Secure U.S. Bases Act requires a thorough vetting process before a foreign student enters the U.S.; creates a special, limited visa for foreign students; and establishes a review process so that DOD is not operating training programs in the U.S. that would be better operated abroad,” Scott’s office noted.
Mike Pence Heads to Florida for Donald Trump as 2020 Looms
Pence is scheduled to speak in Jacksonville about trade policy, an increasingly important issue in that city which bills itself as “America’s Logistics Center.”
Lois Frankel Takes Aim at Betty DeVos Over Title IX
First elected to Congress in 2012 after a long career in Florida politics including leading Democrats in the state House and serving two terms as mayor of West Palm Beach, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., is one of the leaders of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG) and she is using that position to take aim at the Trump administration.
Donna Shalala Trying to Protect Health Care Workers, Expand Free Testing for Coronavirus
Despite being in her first term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., continues to play a major role as Democrats in the U.S. House respond to coronavirus.
Beto O’Rourke Faces Challenges But Has Opportunities in Florida
Most Florida Democrats--53 percent--don’t know enough about O’Rourke to really have an opinion while 39 percent see him favorably and only 6 percent view him unfavorably.