From the Capitol

Florida celebrated its 170th year of statehood on March 3, 2015.  The Legislature began its sixty day session on the same day.  Now that we have reached the midpoint of the 2015 Session, we wanted to update you on some of the key items of interest impacting Floridians.  There is a saying that ‘nothing is Read more about From the Capitol[…]

Issues of Interest

HEALTH CARE EXCHANGE The second enrollment period for opened on November 15th.  In Florida, fourteen companies offer medical insurance plans.  Thus far, approximately one-half of the enrollees are returning customers.  The deadline for obtaining coverage effective January 1st was December 15th, but consumers have until February 15th to elect coverage starting at a later Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Local Referendums

Here is a sampling of the results of many county referendums that appeared on the ballot.   ALACHUA COUNTY A protest referendum against the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision passed with 71.51% of the vote.  The nonbinding proposal stipulated that corporations are not people and money is not speech.  Also, voters defeated a proposed Read more about Local Referendums[…]

Open Seats in the Florida House

The 2014 General Election is tomorrow. Don’t forget to VOTE!!! In the Florida House, there are twelve open seats. They are:  District        Previous Incumbent                Candidates   5 Marti Coley (R) Brad Drake (R); Karen Schoen (LPF) 6 Jimmy Patronis (R) Jamie Carroll Shepard (D); Jay Norbert Read more about Open Seats in the Florida House[…]