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The Facts Are In: Florida Must Remain Committed to Quality Care

March 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Patti Spears
They say numbers can tell a story. Inspired to find out what exactly they show, Florida Health Care Association decided to take stock of our state’s level of quality care at long-term care centers. The result? Consistent improvement for Florida’s vulnerable aging population, thanks to dedicated caregivers and smart funding decisions by our state’s lawmakers. 
 

Supreme Court Needs to Stay at Nine justices; Dems’ Court-Packing Plan Is All Wrong

March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm
America’s institutions are far from perfect. But over the past two centuries, they have provided a framework for our nation to become the most dynamic, most vibrant, and most exceptional nation in all of human history.
 
At this moment though, our institutions are suffering a crisis of confidence as families fragment and communities crumble. And most Americans view every branch of government with disdain.
 

Amendment 4 Needs Clarity, in Spite of What You Hear from the Media and Proponents

March 20, 2019 - 9:00am
My first legislative session was in 1979 and I was the incoming president of the then-Florida Association of Private Investigators.

Shameful Spending Part of an Abusive Union Relationship

March 20, 2019 - 9:00am
It’s time to stop applauding the efforts of union-funded special interests -- masquerading as “teachers” --- working to deny students the opportunity to pursue their dreams. 
 
We all have fond memories of a teacher who changed our lives. The FEA knows this and is exploiting our love for teachers to bully legislators and suppress the will of families for one reason: MONEY. Specifically, the money they collect from hard-working Florida teachers. Now they are using this money to run a self-proclaimed “six figure campaign” against Florida families.
 

SCOTUS Just Made a Landmark Ruling that Reins in the Power of Government

February 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Mike Huckabee

It got little attention on such a busy news day, but the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling last Wednesday for property rights.

The court unanimously ruled that the Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines in cases of individuals charged or convicted of a crime applies not only to the federal government but also to the states’ seizure of property and other assets.

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Clean Water Act Regulates Groundwater

February 23, 2019 - 8:15am
Damien Schiff

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, in which PLF filed a friend-of-the-court brief.

This case is about whether the Clean Water Act regulates pollution that reaches surface water by means of groundwater. If it does, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said, then every homeowner with a septic tank could be subject to harsh treatment from agency bureaucrats.

Betting the White House on President Donald J. Trump

February 16, 2019 - 7:00am

Does anyone recognize the Democrat Party anymore?

It is not the party of John F. Kennedy any longer.  In fact, it has become a platform for extremist voices to amplify their message of far-left ideology that was once considered taboo even to the most liberal activist within their party.

Millennials Are Environmentalists but We're Also Realists about Energy

February 5, 2019 - 8:30am

Coddled. Delicate. The “tea cup generation” that doesn’t know or appreciate where things come from, takes more than it gives back and must be handled with extra care.

As a millennial, born in 1997, those are my generation’s stereotypes.

Recently, a friend’s father said environmentalism was my generation’s new religion, that millennials wander aimlessly looking for a cause. That cause, I was told, is defending Mother Earth. 

To some degree, that’s true.

Seismic Surveys are Safe and Important Research Methods

February 2, 2019 - 7:30am

Seismic surveying has dominated both the headlines and opinion pages in the last few years. You might think this research technique is new, given all the recent fanfare, but the process has actually been occurring in American waters for almost a century. Seismic surveys are used for a number of reasons, including to help identify potential energy resources in the ocean, and the process is fairly simple and safe – contrary to what you may read in the media.

Why We Have to Take U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously

January 25, 2019 - 10:45am

Since she began running for Congress, most Republicans have considered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., as nothing more than a joke. Her gaffes  when talking to the press have become legendary. The fact she was elected and installed as the youngest member of the House of Representatives as a “Democratic Socialist” should be noted. She may seem to be naive, but she is being warmly received by liberals as the savior of her party.

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