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Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance

Dennis Baxley A bill targeted at protecting shows of spiritual faith in public areas schools passed the Senate on nearly party-line vote Thursday, while a variation that is more-limited toward the House floor. The Senate voted 23-13 to approve its bill (SB 436), after a debate that is sometimes-emotional. Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, joined Republicans in voting […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Everglades Foundation Economist Has a Credibility Gap

“Whoa…FSU part-time profs earn a quarter-million a year? If I could make that kind of money I wouldn’t have to whore myself out to groups like the Everglades Foundation.” –Clemson opinion-for-hire professor Dr. Mike Maloney (Nancy Smith at Sunshinestatenews.com) We either need the cool head of state economist Amy Baker on the economic impact of a massive reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, or we take the James Madison Institute’s study of economic impact as gospel. There is no third choice. For me, the Everglades Foundation’s economic impact study is disqualified — or […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Joe Negron: Why Are Black South Floridians Not Part Of Discussions?

FILE PHOTO State Sen. Joe Negron talks with other government representatives during the Martin County Legislative Delegation Meeting in September. (By Janet Taylor, Hendry County Commissioner and Chairwoman of #GladesLivesMatter) Florida’s next Senate President recently announced a plan to buy up 60,000 acres of land in the poor, mostly black communities south of Lake Okeechobee. Should Republican Senator Joe Negron convince legislators to get the state and federal government to spend $2.4 billion on buying the land, […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Joe Negron Puts Florida Agriculture At Risk

Joe Negron Sen. Joe Negron: SB10 Endangers Florida Agriculture Florida has a history that is rich in agriculture and farming.  The state’s fertile soil, abundant water supply and available sunlight make the sunshine state one of the largest agriculture producers in the nation, growing more grapefruit, cucumbers, beans, oranges, squash, sugarcane, tomatoes and watermelons than any other […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

ROGER STONE (TRUMP ADVISOR): THE SMOKING GUN AIMS, FIRES, MISSES

ROGER STONE Timeline Proves Russian Collusion Lie By Roger Stone The Smoking Gun website has come up with a sensational but bogus claim that I collaborated with a hacker, Guccifer 2.0 to hack data from the DNC and have WikiLeaks release it. This is another absurd media claim that is part of the long-standing absurd claim that […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Senate Bill 10 (SB10) is Losing Steam

sb10rally2 The Florida legislature kicked off their 2017 session on Tuesday to discuss the state of the State of Florida, approve a budget and make changes to the state constitution.  One of the most controversial bills being discussed this year is Senate Bill 10 which is being supported by Senate President Joe Negron to spend over […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Sen. Rob Bradley Reveals “Next Phase” In Sugar Land Buy Deal to Shark-Tank

Rob Bradley (By Javier Manjarres at Shark-Tank) The controversial land buy of sugar farmland south of Lake Okeechobee continues to be a hot button issue entering another session in the Florida Legislature. This is issue isn’t new, as environmentally-friendly groups like the Everglades Foundation have long been pushing the state to buy up land from sugar farmers in […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Alabama city re-enacts march that sparked ‘Bloody Sunday’

 John Rankin, left, marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma, Ala., during the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement in Selma, Sunday, March 5, 2017. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Marco Rubio on Russia, Trump: ‘I want to go where the truth is’

030517-rubio-mtp.jpg Sen. Marco Rubio on NBC’s Meet The Press this morning. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio voiced confidence in the Senate Intelligence Committee that he sits on and said an independent commission or special prosecutor isn’t needed “at this moment” to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and contacts between Russian officials and associates of President Donald […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 7(?)

 President Donald Trump trails former President Barack Obama by more than 300 rounds of presidential golf, but Trump has been teeing off at a brisk pace. (Trump photo by Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post; Obama photo by Chris Carlson/AP) PALM BEACH — After igniting a firestorm on Twitter early Saturday by accusing former President Barack […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

At GOP donor meeting, Scott talks 2018 for self, party

030417-scott-four-seasons.jpg Gov. Rick Scott talks to an attendee at the Republican National Committee spring retreat at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. PALM BEACH — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who spoke to a few hundred major Republican donors at the Four Seasons Resort today, says he’s optimistic about GOP prospects in 2018 and in no rush to […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Liberal group running anti-Trump ad during his Palm Beach visit

trump-38-percent.jpg While President Donald Trump visits his second home in Palm Beach this weekend, a liberal group has bought some local TV time to rip the president. A TV spot notes Trump’s 38 percent approval rating in one recent Quinnipiac University poll. GALLERY: See photos from the protest at the Four Seasons Ultraviolet Action is spending less than […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Irish nationalists surge in Northern Ireland election

 A woman walks her dog past a Republican mural in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Voting has begun Thursday in the British province of Northern Ireland to elect a new Stormont Assembly after the power-sharing government collapsed in January. Peter Morrison AP Photo People arrive to vote at a polling station in […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Marco Rubio wants to talk personally to Sessions about Russia contacts

rubioforumclubpb.jpg Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contacts with Russia’s ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign a “relevant story” and “concerning” and said he wants to learn more about it.   Sen. Marco Rubio In an interview this morning with National Public Radio’s Steve Inskeep, Rubio says he hopes to talk […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Senator No: Bill Nelson opposes 10 of 18 Trump Cabinet picks

072716-bill-nelson-convention.jpg Bill Nelson at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last year. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson voted Thursday against President Donald Trump‘s nominations of Ben Carson for secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Rick Perry for secretary of Energy.   Nelson has now voted against 10 of 18 Trump Cabinet nominees who have come […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Scott, Rubio to join Trump today at Orlando school event

 Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott both plan to join President Donald Trump at a visit to a Catholic school in Orlando today before Trump flies to Palm Beach International Airport. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio will join President Donald Trump in Orlando today for an event promoting school choice.   […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Today: President Donald Trump returns to Palm Beach

20170203-met-trump-arrival-008.jpg President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump returns to Palm Beach today for the fourth weekend out of seven he’s been in office.   Trump will stop in Orlando to […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Palm Beach Gardens man Ben Carson confirmed as HUD secretary

carson-trump-podium.jpeg Palm Beach Gardens resident Ben Carson, shown here in March 2016 with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, was confirmed this morning as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Daily News) Palm Beach Gardens resident Ben Carson, the world-renowned neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate this […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Family upset at early release of Connecticut murderer

 David Weinberg, 58, convicted in 1988 and sentenced to 60 years in prison for the murder of Joyce Stochmal, 19, in 1984, was ordered released from prison Thursday, March 2, 2017, in waterbury, Conn., after an unusual hearing before Waterbury Superior Court Judge Roland D. Fasano. This case was the subject of investigation by the […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

GOP Rep. Brian Mast on Sessions: ‘American people are demanding integrity’

brian-mast-ed-board.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City Freshman Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, weighed in this afternoon on Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ contacts with Russia’s ambassador during Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign.   “Jeff Sessions needs to immediately clarify his Senate testimony and recuse himself from any investigation into Russian ties. If he cannot commit to ensuring […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Is Philip Levine's Miami Beach Unfriendliest City in America for Homeowers Who Rent?

philiplevinesmall-sunshinestatenews.jpg Miami Beach, it turns out, is a toxic city for any homeowner who wants to rent out his property during the months he isn’t there.  Twenty thousand dollars toxic, actually. That’s the fine homeowners face if the city catches them renting illegally — a fine which has skyrocketed from $500 in just a year. That amount doubles, then […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Joe Negron’s Everglades Bill Questioned By Conservatives

Joe Negron Cleaning up the Everglades is a complicated quest.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the best environmental scientists in the state of Florida have debated for decades about the best use of money and available resources to clean up the waterways and restore the natural flow of water through the Everglades, as best as […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum: ‘I’m running for governor’

andrew-gillum-video.jpg Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum made if official today, announcing on social media and in a YouTube video that he’s seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for governor.   Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in his video announcing his 2018 Democratic bid for governor. “I’m running for Governor of Florida. I hope that you will join me on […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Asian shares climb on back of Wall Street highs

 Trader Peter Tuchman wears a “Dow 21,000” hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Stocks opened strongly higher on Wall Street, led by big gains in banks as investors expected interest rates to rise. The early jump Wednesday put the Dow Jones industrial average above […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Trump: The Art of the Florida Oval Office Photo Op

oval-trump-florida.jpg   Floridians in recent Twitter pics from the Oval Office, clockwise from top left: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Newsmax CEO and West Palm Beach resident Christopher Ruddy, Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio. Newsmax CEO and West Palm Beach resident Christopher Ruddy is the latest Floridian to get an Oval Office photo with President Donald […] Continue reading →
Dennis Baxley: Religious Freedom Bills Advance | Editor

Everglades Foundation Economist Has a (Disqualifying) Credibility Gap

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg We either need the cool head of state economist Amy Baker on the economic impact of a massive reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, or we take the James Madison Institute’s study of economic impact as gospel. There is no third choice. For me, the Everglades Foundation’s economic impact study is disqualified — or should be. Released Tuesday […] Continue reading →