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Amendment 8 and the Future of School Choice

September 17, 2018 - 1:00pm

The Florida Supreme Court may have struck down a proposed education amendment to the state’s constitution, but the issue the measure raised can’t be easily dismissed.

Six Reasons Conservatives Should Believe the Defeat of Amendment 8 Was Correct

September 11, 2018 - 10:00am

As the Florida Supreme Court considered and ultimately removed Amendment 8, the education constitutional amendment, from the November ballot, there was a debate occurring among Florida conservatives over both the wording and the merits of the proposal.

Leftist Christians Target Florida's Governor Race

September 11, 2018 - 6:00am

The Far-Left Democratic Party -- you know, the party that removed any mention of God from its platform and booed and jeered when a pro-forma mention of the Creator was added -- has found a new cloak for its anti-religious liberty policies: newly re-energized Leftist Christians.

Safe Offshore Energy Development Shouldn't Be a Victim of Theatrics

September 5, 2018 - 5:15pm

Chances are, you’ve noticed it’s election season. It seems everywhere we look another politician is inserting his or her opinion on the latest hot topic, whether it’s education, public safety and, of course, the environment. Offshore development continues to be a “hot potato” issue -- it seems no one wants to touch it, at least not publicly.

Voters, Armed with Facts, Should Decide on Amendment 8

September 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Multiple Florida papers have editorialized that Amendment 8, the education amendment, should be removed from the ballot, taking the position that voters are not smart enough to understand what they are voting on.

Jeff Vinik Tax Just Doesn’t Add Up

September 5, 2018 - 6:00am

The 1 percent Jeff Vinik-inspired sales tax increase propaganda machine is up and running. The misinformation campaign has started. 

New York State Can’t Be Allowed to Stifle NRA’s Political Speech

August 26, 2018 - 11:30am

It’s no secret that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is no fan of the National Rifle Association. A mailer his campaign sent to New York voters this week proclaims, in bold letters: “If the NRA goes bankrupt, I will remember them in my thoughts and prayers.”

When You Say 'All for Transportation' in Hillsborough, 'All' Means 5 out of 1.4 Million

August 24, 2018 - 9:00am

Five downtown Tampa special interests contributed $150,000 each to fund the “All for Transportation” (AFT) transit tax-hike petition effort, literally buying their way onto the November ballot in Hillsborough County.

The $750,000 was used to fast-track a proposed massive and unnecessary 30-year transit tax hike that would raise the sales tax to 8 percent -- highest in the state -- if the referendum passes.

The tax will reel in $15-$18 billion. Most of the funds will be earmarked for inside the City of Tampa with about 30 percent of the county’s population.

Main Casualty in the Alvarez-Valdes Florida House Contest: Janet Cruz

August 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Janet Cruz

Susan Valdes, the early favorite in the Democratic primary race for Florida House District 62, has run a gaffe-riddled campaign but she won’t be branded the biggest loser if opponent Michael Alvarez pulls an upset next Tuesday.

That honor will belong to outgoing state Rep. Janet Cruz, who represents at present the Tampa district. The term-limited Cruz is challenging incumbent Republican state Sen. Dana Young in District 18.

Florida Democrats Did an Awesome Election Favor for Republicans

August 20, 2018 - 6:00am

The anti-Second Amendment, Democratic politicians who demanded the Legislature vote on calling a special session to repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law either unwittingly or intentionally provided a great service to Republican incumbent legislators.   

Republican incumbents who previously had NRA ratings of A or A+ and voted in favor of Senate Bill 7026, the so-called "school safety" bill that contained gun control provisions, had their ratings dropped to a "C." 

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