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Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Federal Debt Emergency Control Act,” insisting it will help “rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending and provide a concrete path forward to tackle the nation’s nearly $30 trillion debt.”
The bill, which is backed by big labor and opposed by the business community, cleared the House on a 225-206 vote with five Republicans joining the Democratic majority. The proposal is expected to have problems clearing the U.S. Senate.
Millions of dollars in public funds have been used in Florida for sports stadiums since 1994, including almost $50 million each for TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Amalie Arena in Tampa and Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and more than $51 million for Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida--and there could be more coming.
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund.
Zander is an experienced political leader, having worked with Strategos Public Affairs where he focused on education issues. He also worked as an aide in the Florida House and was elected to a seat on the Clay County Soil and Water Commissioner.