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Lawmakers, Hands Off Florida's Not-Broke Contraband Forfeiture Act

February 9, 2016 - 8:30pm

Florida’s successful Contraband Forfeiture Act is under attack in the state Legislature -- and taxpayers have the most to lose.

The Zika Virus Disease Outbreak: What Should We Do?

February 9, 2016 - 9:15am

The latest public health panic is over a disease most Americans (even doctors) have never heard of. Zika virus disease (ZVD) is carried by the same mosquito, Aedes aegypti, as other Third World diseases, including dengue and chikungunya.

Allow Vulnerable Medicaid Recipients to Choose Their Pharmacies

February 5, 2016 - 1:30pm

Most recently, many health insurance providers have drastically restricted Medicaid Managed Care networks throughout Florida. Those restrictions are forcing patients to leave their trusted pharmacist and go to a pharmacy their health plan chooses for them. Such unnecessary restrictions limit consumer choice, restrict healthy business competition and prevent access to community pharmacies.

DOJ's Operation Choke Point Program is Unjust

February 4, 2016 - 12:45pm

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, took to the House floor on Thursday to support legislation reining in the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point.”

Bill Nelson Threatens to Block Energy Bill in Effort to Prevent Drilling Off Florida’s Coast

February 4, 2016 - 11:30am

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor to warn his fellow senators that he would do all he could to oppose a proposal from U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., to end the no-drilling zone extending at least 125 miles off of the Florida coast into the Gulf of Mexico. Nelson said the following in his remarks:

It is Time to Free Professionals and Technology to Provide Better and More Affordable Health-Care for Floridians

February 3, 2016 - 10:30am

Florida TaxWatch has been a leader in making sure residents of the Sunshine State have access to affordable health care options,‭ ‬saving millions of dollars and countless lives.

Takeaways From Iowa and Why it Matters in Florida‭

February 2, 2016 - 2:00pm

There was a lot to be learned in Iowa last night.‭ ‬The top Republican finishers showed a clear distinction between the old guard versus new blood.‭ ‬The old way of doing‭ ‬business doesn‭’‬t cut it,‭ ‬and the American people agree. 

Florida Death Sentences Should Require Unanimous Jury Verdicts

February 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

A bedrock principle of our Constitution is that those charged with a crime are guaranteed a trial by jury. This prudent provision restrains government power and guards against dangerous abuses of it.

Heavy January Rainfall Required Extraordinary Flood Control Action

February 2, 2016 - 7:45am

This winter has brought extraordinary amounts of rainfall to South Florida. In response, the South Florida Water Management District has taken extraordinary actions to fulfill its mission of providing flood protection for residents and businesses within the 16 counties the agency serves.

Blindsiding the Public On Social Security

February 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

There is more confusion about Social Security today than ever before.  We hear contradictory claims from individuals, organizations and government, and nobody knows who to believe.


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