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JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.26.2021 — "Unholy Alliance" to "Sexually Indoctrinate" Florida Students — Roach, Giallombardo, Smith, Murphy — More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
April 26, 2021


Florida Legislative Session in Home Stretch

It’s the final week of the 2021 legislative session in Florida and would you believe me if I told you that the week is starting off in an uneventful way?


No, AG Commissioner Nikki Fried has not announced her gubernatorial bid to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis. That announcement is expected to take place sometime after Gov. Ron DeSantis signs off on the state budget.

The ‘Snip-and-Tuck’ movement and its supporting Democratic state legislators in Florida are up in arms over a letter (6) Republican Florida legislators sent to the Lee County School Board asking the group to repeal their transgender policies.

Southwest Florida State Senators Ben Albritton and Ray Rodrigues, and State Reps. Mike Giallombardo, Spencer Roach, Adam Botano, and Jenna Persons-Mulicka, demanded that the policies be scrapped with Rep. Roach calling this move part of an “unholy alliance” to “sexually indoctrinate” school children. READ MORE

Staying on the LGBTQ issue, the same Republican legislator —Spencer Roach— who railed against the Lee County School Board’s new restroom policies, came out in defense of an outed Democratic transgender staffer.

The staffer works for Rep. Kristen Arrington (D), who inexplicably outed her own employee. So far, Roach is the only one to openly come out and support the staffer. The likes of Reps. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Anna Eskamani, two of the most ardent LGBTQ advocates in the Florida Legislature, follow Roach’s lead. READ MORE


Rick Scott @SenRickScott-Joe Biden has never met a tax increase he didn't like. His tax and spend agenda is bad for families, bad for business and bad for America. I will never support these attacks on American prosperity.

President Biden @POTUS- truth is I’m a union president, and I make no bones about that. I’m committed to strengthening our unions and rebuilding the backbone of this country — the middle class. I sat down to talk with Louis about my plans to make it happen.

Rep. Carlos G Smith @CarlosGSmith -HB 1537 is a nakedly political power grab designed to silence the voice of Agriculture Commissioner @nikkifried and diminish her authority to approve @GovRonDeSantis's state agency and Department appointments. I voted NO and led the charged by House dems against it!

Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez @RepCarlos-On my visit to the border, I witnessed the environmental implications of halting construction of the wall. The levee wall along the Rio Grande is needed to protect flood-prone communities.


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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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