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Jimmy Patronis: Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Will Hit Florida With a Hurricane Tax

This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis addressed the Enterprise Florida, Inc.’s (EFI) September board meeting where he praised Gov. Ron DeSantis for his leadership and criticized the Biden administration’s proposed $3.5...

Floridians Beware: Insurance Premiums Could Skyrocket if Congress Passes “Hurricane Tax”

A recent report is warning consumers about a costly provision in President Joe Biden's Made in America Tax Plan, which is currently being debated in Congress. R-Street Institute, a nonpartisan public policy research organization,...
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Mary Brooks and Kathryn Waldron: Economic Protectionism isn’t the Solution to Supply Chain Security

Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order establishing a crash review of U.S. supply chains for four critical materials: semiconductors, large batteries (necessary for vehicle production), rare earth minerals and pharmaceuticals.
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Steven Greenhut: Hiking the Minimum Wage Lowers Opportunities for Poor

The minimum wage has once again become a hot topic now that the Biden administration is looking to increase it nationally to $15 an hour – echoing the base labor rate that California lawmakers established a few years ago. Note that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation based on the Census Bureau’s cost-of-living-adjusted standard.
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Emily Mooney: To Ensure Equal Justice Under the Law, Florida Needs to Improve Youth...

“Youth diversion” refers to programs and policies that steer children away from the traditional criminal justice process. In Florida, diversion can happen when a police officer gives a young person a warning or civil citation in lieu of an arrest, or when youth are referred to community-based diversion services rather than being detained or adjudicated.
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James Wallner: Road to the Supreme Court Runs Through Capitol Hill

When President Trump officially nominates someone to replace Justice Ginsburg, senators will eventually consider his nominee pursuant to the Senate’s rules and precedents. Those rules and precedents structure how the confirmation process for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will unfold inside the Senate by, for example, stipulating that the Judiciary Committee must consider the nomination before the full Senate debates the nominee, and by creating a discharge process if the committee refuses to act on the nomination.
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