JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.8.2021 — COVID Liability In FL — Gruters' Sales And Use Tax —Book, Rubio, Scott, Taddeo — More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 3.8.2021 — COVID Liability In FL — Gruters' Sales And Use Tax —Book, Rubio, Scott, Taddeo — More...

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 8, 2021

Show Me The Money

The State of Florida is in desperate need of cash to counter the huge revenue deficit brought on by the COVID pandemic, but will state legislators revert to raising taxes to help bridge the gap?

You Betcha!

Don’t call it a tax, say some Republican legislators of Sen. Joe Gruters’s SB 50 Sales and Use Tax, but others call it what it is, a “Sales and Use Tax.”

“If passed—this online sales tax bill (SB 50) will be the single LARGEST TAX INCREASE in the history of the state of Florida” — READ MORE


HB 1, The Not-So-Racist Rioting Bill

Florida House Republicans introduced the anti-Rioting (HB 1) last year after the rioting that took place around the country after the death of George Floyd in hopes that it would curb future civil unrest and rioting.

While the measure does not single out any particular race, Democrats saw the opportunity to play the race card and say that Republicans were singling out the Black community.

C’mon, don’t be so surprised. This is politics.

Now, one Democratic lawmaker called out the “false narrative.” READ MORE

Shhh!!!! Don’t Tell Rep. Carlos “Carlitos” Guillermo Smith (D) 

Rubio: 'It’s Unfair to Allow Biological Men To Compete In Women’s Sports' by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Moments ago, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) asserted his opposition against the transgendered community’s support for allowing “biological men” to compete against women in athletics, stating that it was “unfair to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports,” adding that “COVID funding” and that congressional Democrats want to have pandemic relief taxpayer funds to pay for it

No Pay For You —Senator Rick Scott Pushes to scrap congressional pay due to this debacle. READ MORE


Rep. Anna V. Eskamani J @AnnaForFlorida-We can change car batteries, but not replace alternators After trying hours to fix my car w/help of Rudy at Advanced Auto Parts, David from @AAAnews, Kevin from the neighborhood & @Pcola_eddiet we called it quits, borrowed @_lcoops car, & are now heading to Tallahassee

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy @RepStephMurphy-56 years ago today, African Americans and their allies—including my late and beloved colleague John Lewis—marched for their civil rights, and were brutally beaten. We have made great progress since then, but the fight for justice and equality continues.

Fiona McFarland @FionaForFlorida-Wanna know how amazing the Capitol sergeant and staff are? My soles started talking during a committee meeting so they helped me with emergency repairs. They do it all!

Chris Sprowls @ChrisSprowls-More evidence that Florida has weathered this painful storm better than other states, and we will come out stronger in the end. Well done,


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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of 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. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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