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Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking

paulryan.jpg Ryan U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t in the Sunshine State yet, but gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is already throwing some shade his way. “When Speaker Paul Ryan comes to Florida later this week, he’ll hear a rallying cry from every corner of our state: Governor Rick Scott should expand Medicaid now, and […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Aramis Ayala's Hundreds-Strong Supporting Cast to Hit Capitol

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg Aramis Ayala, who probably 90 percent of Florida had never heard of before March, may wind up as one of the 2017 legislative session’s most prominent figures. Indirectly, anyway. At 12:30 p.m. Thursday the ‘Ride for Aramis,’ a several-hundred-strong rally of support for the Orange-Osceola state attorney, will culminate at the Capitol in Tallahassee. Organizers […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

2018: Andrew Gillum endorsed by longtime Palm Beach County Dem

gillum-gannon.jpg Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been endorsed by Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon in the Democratic 2018 race for governor. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s Democratic campaign for governor has picked up an early endorsement from Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon — a longtime player in local Democratic politics who should help open doors […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Scott praises Gorsuch, urges foes (cc: Bill Nelson) to ‘stop playing games’

scott-trump-oval-office.jpg Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump in the White House last month. Florida Gov. Rick Scott praises President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court in a Miami Herald letter to the editor today.   Nelson and Gorsuch. Scott, who faces gubernatorial term limits next year and is expected to run […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Miami Judge Tosses Philip Levine's Minimum-Wage Hike

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has lost the first round of his clash with Gov. Rick Scott and his fight to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13.31 per hour. Circuit Judge Peter R. Lopez issued a ruling Tuesday declaring Miami Beach’s Living Wage Ordinance invalid. Not that Levine cares. The flamboyant mayor is now […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Tom Rooney rips Bill Nelson on Gorsuch; ‘weighing all his options for 2018’

081809-tom-rooney.jpg U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson‘s announcement Monday that he opposes President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court drew immediate fire from Republicans.   Sen. Bill Nelson says he’ll vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Nelson photo by Rich Graulich/Palm Beach Post; Gorsuch vote by Susan Walsh/AP) One […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Chinese president to stay in Manalapan for Trump visit

xi-jenping-trump.jpg Chinese President Xi Jenping and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Palm Beach next week. Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Manalapan next week when he visits President Donald Trump, The Palm Beach Post’s Alexandra Seltzer reports.   Lantana Police Chief Sean Scheller made the announcement Monday […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Frankel, Muoio say Trump visits cost local taxpayers millions

032717-frankel-muoio.jpg U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio on Bingham Island near President Donald trump’s Mar-a-Lago. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — Standing within sight of President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago estate, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, today called on Trump to “step up” and help […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Bill Nelson: No on Gorsuch, yes to Democratic filibuster

nelson-gorsuch1.jpg Sen. Bill Nelson says he’ll vote against Judge Neil Gorsuch. (Nelson photo by Rich Graulich/Palm Beach Post; Gorsuch vote by Susan Walsh/AP) Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson announced today he opposes President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.   And Nelson said he will support Democratic attempts to use a filibuster to […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Frankel seeks federal money for local costs when Trump visits

031917-trump-bingham-melbell.jpg The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies assist the Secret Service when President Donald Trump visits Palm Beach. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) The Democrat who represents President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago in Congress says the federal government should step in to reimburse Palm Beach County taxpayers for security costs and […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Brian Mast makes rousing unity call to GOP colleagues on health care bill

brian-mast-ed-board.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is leaning toward supporting a health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump. Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is officially undecided but appears to be leaning toward supporting the health care overhaul scheduled for a vote today after Thursday’s postponement.   Mast — who heard from a parade of Obamacare […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Dems seeking Trump visitor logs call bill ‘MAR-A-LAGO Act’

mar-a-lago-flag.jpg Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach is the target of Democratic legislation in Washington. Four Democratic Senators and a Democratic House member introduced legislation today to require President Donald Trump to reveal who visits his weekend White House, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.   New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (front, left) joins […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Miami Threatens to Sue Airbnb, Hit Residents for Code Compliance Over Short-Term Rentals

miamismall-sunshinestatenews.jpg Before Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado heads out of office, he has a parting gift for some of his constituents: whacking them with code compliance violations for voicing their opinions at a City Commission meeting. On Thursday, a group of Miami property owners renting their homes out on Airbnb showed up at Miami City Hall, begging […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Milestone: Trump plays first presidential golf outside Florida

2011-trump-golfing-eyestone.jpg President Donald Trump in his private citizen days of 2011 playing golf at his Trump International Golf Club outside West Palm Beach. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump appeared to be playing golf on Saturday at his course in Northern Virginia — the first time in his presidency he has teed off outside […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Melissa McKinlay begins fundraising for 2018 commission re-election bid

110414-melissa-mckinlay-elex-night.jpg Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay on election night in 2014 (Bill Ingram/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who quietly opened a re-election campaign for her western-county District 6 seat earlier this month, has begun hitting up supporters for campaign cash.   She’s the first commission candidate to open a […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

GOP’s Tom Rooney: ‘Obamacare is the law of the land forever now…We blew it’

081809-tom-rooney.jpg “Obamacare is the law of the land forever now,” a fuming U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said today after House Republicans failed to enact — or even bring to a vote — a long-promised health care overhaul. Rooney was elected in 2008 to a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional district. He voted against the Affordable Care […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Melania Trump makes cameo as Palm Beach County GOP raises money at Mar-a-Lago

032417-melania.jpg Melania Trump leaves a VIP reception before the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club Friday in Palm Beach. (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — There was no visit by President Donald Trump, who remained in Washington, but first lady Melania Trump made a cameo appearance Friday night as […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Rosier and Rosier for the Semblers; Cary Pigman's Blurry, Blurry Night

justsay.jpg By:  Nancy Smith Date:  March 24, 2017 – 8:00pm This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for “Just Sayin’” to run once a week in this spot.   The Semblers Were in Tallahassee to Collect You had to know Mel and Betty Sembler […] Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Your Voice Matters in This Fight

valdemingsmug-sunshinestatenews.jpg By:  U.S. Rep. Val Demings Date:  March 23, 2017 – 2:00pm On this day, seven years ago, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. I did not have the chance to vote for it then, but today, I will vote to protect the progress it has achieved. Source link Continue reading →
Report: Paul Ryan in Palm Beach Thursday; Dem already attacking | Jessica Stuart

Backroom Briefing: Black Lawmakers Back Aramis Ayala

perrythurstonseanshaw-sunshinestatenews.jpg By:  Dara Kam and Jim Turner News Service of Florida Date:  March 23, 2017 – 4:00pm The controversy over Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to yank Orange-Osceola prosecutor Aramis Ayala from the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd continued to escalate Thursday when black lawmakers demanded that the governor rescind his order. Source link Continue reading →