Issues of Interest

ELECTION FUNDING Secretary of State Laurel Lee has requested $20.2 million from the federal Election Assistance Commission to help Florida prepare for the 2020 elections. The money comes from $400 million authorized by Congress as part of the CARES Act. Election expenses are anticipated to increase as there is higher interest in voting by mail, adding Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Longtime Democratic Congressman Corrine Brown (D-Jacksonville) and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, were handed an indictment on July 8th alleging she ran a phony education charity. Earlier this year, the president of her charity pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after it was discovered that she Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Issues of Interest

SUNRAIL EXPANSION Construction of the 17.2 mile segment of Phase 2 South of Sunrail started in April and is expected to be completed in two years. It will link Sand Lake Road in Orange County to the Town of Poinciana in Osceola County. Four new stations, railroad grade crossings and an additional track are part Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Issues of Interest

AMENDMENT 1   It has been almost a year since Florida voters overwhelmingly passed the land and water preservation constitutional amendment.  Environmental groups continue to seek court intervention to force their interpretation of the amendment.  Recently, two of the environmental steering group committee members joined a suit seeking a Leon County judge’s order to compel Chief Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Items of Interest

FAMU- FSU ENGINEERING SCHOOL Last year, then-Senator John Thrasher proposed ending the marriage of the FAMU-FSU School of Engineering. The measure ultimately failed amid complaints from both FAMU and FSU leadership and the estimated $1 billion price tag to fund the separate schools. Last week, the Florida Board of Governors voted to keep the engineering school Read more about Items of Interest[…]