Month: May 2017

George Sheldon Resigns in Illinois amid a Hail of Criticism

It looks as if the child care communities in Miami and Chicago each will get their wish. George Sheldon, the battered director of Illinois’ Department of Children and Family Services has resigned and is returning home to Florida to take on virtually the same job at the private adoption and foster care agency, Our Kids Miami-Dade/Monroe. That gives Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner — once Sheldon’s biggest fan — a chance to clean house at DCFS and offer the agency another new start.  And it gives Sheldon, in the middle of an ethics probe and an inquest over a series of...

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If the Miami-Dade DEC Is Any Indication, Democrats Are in Trouble in 2018

On Tuesday night the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee tried to convene for the umpteenth time to pass a resolution — a resolution that would call for the resignation of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the woman who refused to charge Miami-Dade corrections officers with the scalding-death of Darren Rainey. Katherine Fernandez Rundle, who seems to go out of her way to protect the bad apples that exist in law enforcement. Katherine Fernandez Rundle, who needs to resign, or be voted out. To go along with the umpteenth time a resolution has been called to condemn Fernandez Rundle,...

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Todd Rokita, Alcee Hastings Want to Reform Student Loan Refinancing

Last week, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., to offer a proposal to lower federal student loan rates.  Rokita introduced the “Student Loan Lower Interest Rate and Lower Monthly Payment Refinancing Act” with Hastings as a co-sponsor. The bill would allow students and their parents to refinance student loans and obtain lower interest rates through the market. The legislation would also end service contracts and its backers insist it will lower the costs picked up by taxpayers.  “We are putting money back in students’ pockets,” Rokita said as he brought out the...

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Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL 18th District) received backlash from Tea Party (Video)

Yesterday Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL 18th District) received backlash because of his support of Sen. Joe Negron’s Water Bill (SB10) from conservatives and tea part members at a tea party breakfast.  Members were quick to point out that SB10 cost billions of dollars, is being promoted by extremist environmentalist group, will take over 25 years to build, and not fix the problem with the algae...

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