JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 3.4.2021 — HB1 and SB90 Press Forward —Pizzo, Shev, Rubio, DeSantis — More…

JUICE — Florida Politics’ Juicy Read — 3.4.2021 — HB1 and SB90 Press Forward —Pizzo, Shev, Rubio, DeSantis — More…

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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March 4, 2021

Republicans Setting Up The Win

If all goes as planned, Republican legislators will have yet another triumphant legislative session, and Gov. Ron DeSantis will have padded his popularity that much more.

Even as Florida Democrats like Sens. Shevrin Jones and Jason Pizzo push back against HB1 and Sen. Baxley’s SB90 elections bill, these measures are expected to pass this legislative session, and Gov. DeSantis will sign them into law.

And then there is the matter of taxes. It’s simple. Democrats want them, Republicans don’t.

 

Big Energy

Because of the expiration of the current rate settlement between the state and energy companies, TECO, FPL, and Duke Energy are all looking to raise their respective energy rates.

That rate hike is not all that popular with Floridians. According to a recent poll by the Conservative for Responsible Stewardship, a D.C.-base group, 74 percent of those polled oppose any increase in energy rates.

The poll of 1099 respondents also shows that of those surveyed, 52 percent did not even know that their rates were up for review and increase.

This rate hike brawl should get heated. Stay tuned…

 

Bill To Watch

“Pizzo Doesn’t See Need For Baxley’s SB 90 Election Bill,” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres

“Shevrin Jones Says DeSantis’ HB 1 Bill Is Unnecessary and ‘Insensitive’” by The Floridian’s Jim McCool

 

Jimmy Patronis @JimmyPatronis-Thankful to kickoff another legislative session in Tallahassee as your CFO and excited to get to work on supporting Florida families, first responders, and businesses.

Nikki Fried @NikkiFriedVaccines for political dollars is corruption at its worst — costing lives, time, and trust. We need an independent investigation now.

Chris Sprowls @ChrisSprowls-Session is here — now let’s win the day

WH Cuts Virtual Feed After Biden Says He’s ‘Happy To Take Questions’” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]