JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.24.2021 — DeSantis : Gas Tax Holiday Is Fully Funded—More...

JUICE — Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 11.24.2021 — DeSantis : Gas Tax Holiday Is Fully Funded—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 24, 2021

DeSantis Expected Seminole Compact Legal Action

Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters that he knew there could be a court finding against the recently signed Seminole Compact deal, and now that a federal judge has thrown out the gambling deal, he expects the verdict to get overturned on appeal.

“We also knew when you do hub and spoke, it was an unsettled legal issue. We structured the compact, so the compact was preserved for the casinos and other stuff. So, we’re going to be getting revenue. Obviously, we’ll be getting less revenue from sports betting if we are not able to do hub and spoke. But I would imagine that’s going to be appealed,” said DeSantis in Broward County on Tuesday.

During the same press conference, Gov. DeSantis announced that the $1 billion gas tax holiday he proposed would be completely funded and that he would also move to increase teacher and first responder pay.

DeSantis was addressing concerns from several Democratic lawmakers about whether he was going to pay for the gas tax holiday using resources from other infrastructure measures. READ MORE

Nikki Fried-We all wish for a stable and peaceful Colombia. For this reason, it is important to continue to support Colombia’s efforts to bring FARC dissidents, ELN rebels, and all other criminal groups to justice

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy-Airports are critical to communities across the country, but particularly in areas w/ rich tourism economies, like my district in Orlando. Thanks to the bipartisan #InfrastructureBill, airports nationwide will get the funds they need to modernize & improve service for passengers.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Congrats to @JaredEMoskowitz on his next chapter in public service. His state emergency management experience will be invaluable to @BrowardCounty. Good luck my friend.

Linda Stewart-Federal judge throws out Florida sports betting compact with Seminole Tribe. Ruling halts sports betting and gaming expansion indefinitely.

Byron Donalds-The fact that @POTUS is releasing 50M barrels of oil from our strategic reserve proves how ridiculous his energy policies have been. America was energy independent and thriving. Relying on OPEC, so he could be the green new deal POTUS, was dumb from the beginning!

Kat Cammack—The Biden/Pelosi Build Back Broke agenda is a terrifying game of Jenga with America’s future. They are putting our economy on a crash course by placing pieces of the puzzle they know won't work.

Blaise Ingoglia-Joe Biden released 50M barrels of oil from the strategic reserve. That’s ONLY 2-3 DAYS of our oil consumption in the US (at 18.9M average barrels per day). Stop creating problems in the first place. Stop putting bandaids on it for optics sake.


Donald Trump
Donald Trump

"Democrats Want Trump To Run in 2024" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—President Joe Biden (D) has made waves this week after confirming he will seek re-election in 2024, but what about former President Donald Trump (R)? A concerning number of Democrats now want to see Trump run in 2024.

"Kamala Harris Announces $1.5B for Healthcare Industry" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Americans are still feeling the effects of the Pandemic such as shortages in healthcare supplies and frontline workers. Now, Vice President Kamala Harris (D), has announced $1.5 billion invested in the healthcare industry.

"DeSantis ‘Will Fully Fund’ gas tax Holiday, Increase Teacher and First Responder Pay" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Democratic lawmakers expressed their support for Gov. Ron DeSantis’s $1 billion gas tax holiday proposal, many of these same Democrats hoped that the money used to help relieve the burden at the pump would not come from funds allocated for other infrastructure programs.

"Biden To Release Emergency Oil From Strategic Reserves To Fight Surging Gas Prices" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—President Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a bid to combat the surging gas prices ahead of the holiday season, but the relief will take weeks to hit the market.

"Marco Rubio Praised for Constituency Services" by. The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After the United States withdrew its soldiers from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration received a considerable amount of criticism regarding the strategy used. Subsequently, various stories made headlines regarding people that were not evacuated in time. In the latest development, 220 Afghan nationals have been rescued and granted asylum in Portugal, thanks to Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

"White House Confirms Biden Intends To Run For Reelection In 2024 Despite Old Age" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday that President Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, amid reports of Democrats worrying about his plummeting approval ratings and widespread concern about his physical and mental health as the country’s oldest president.

"Rick Scott Keeps Fighting for a Florida Olympics" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—For years now, many Florida officials have insisted that China not be allowed to host the upcoming Olympic Games and better yet, move it to Florida. Now, US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is continuing pushback on Bejing hosting the Olympic games alongside athletes who harbor human rights concerns.

"Trump-Backed Sean Parnell Suspends Pennsylvania Senate bid" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"Scott and Rubio Pass Bipartisan Bill for Veterans" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis’s $1 Billion gas tax Holiday Receives Bipartisan Support" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During press conferences at the Buc-ee’s service station in Daytona Beach and at Daily’s service station in Jacksonville, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will attempt to alleviate gas prices for Floridian by proposing a $1 billion gas tax holiday.

"Scott Double Down Calls For Olympics To Move Out Of China ‘For Safety Of U.S. Athletes’ by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is doubling down his calls to move the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing, citing the “safety of U.S. athletes” is at stake following the disappearance of a Chinese tennis star after she accused a senior Chinese official of sexual assault earlier this month.

"Florida Democrat Jones Wants to Repeal ‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin found Kyle Rittenhouse “Non-Guilty” of murdering 2 individuals and wounding another, Democrats have expressed their anger and disappointment in the verdict and some want to repeal “Stand Your Ground Laws.”

"DeSantis, Rubio Poll High in St. Pete Poll" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Biden to Nominate Jerome Powell for Second Term as Fed Chair" by The Floridian's Mona Salama

"DOJ Backtracks Anti-Police Rhetoric, Increases Funding for Local Officers" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the Defund the Police narrative has floated in the political atmosphere for well over a year, the Department of Justice seems to be backtracking on their anti-police rhetoric and has announced millions of funding to hire new police officers.

"Rubio Slams Demings for Voting in Favor of ‘Socialist’ Build Back Better Bill" by The Floridian's —Support for the Build Back Better bill has been mixed in Florida, but one vocal supporter has been Florida Rep. Val Demings (D). Having championed the bill since its initial incarnation as a $3.5 trillion spending bill, the Senatorial hopeful praised the passing of the bill in a statement.

"U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela: The Double-Edge Sword" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is being blamed by some on the economic sanctions put in place by former President Donald Trump against dictator Nicolas Maduro’s regime.

"Brian Kilmeade Addresses Controversial Critical Race Theory During Book Tour" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—“Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade is in Florida pushing his new book, “The President and the Freedom Fighter,” which is about President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

"Rubio’s Uyghur Labor Bill Blocked by ‘Democrats & Corporations’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) unloaded on Democrats on the Senate Floor, expressing frustration after his Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was blocked in the Senate. Placing the blame of Democrats and “a bunch of these corporations lobbying against it.” The Florida Republican pointed out that about a month ago the bill received unanimous support, but now it seems the support has either dwindled or shifted.

"FOX Nation Patriot Awards Honors American Exceptionalism" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—For about two hours this past Wednesday night, the FOX Nation descended on the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, and also tuned in to watch their favorite TV personalities take to the stage during the 3rd annual Patriot Awards.

"New Poll: More Americans are Pulling for the GOP in 2022 Elections" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—It is no secret that the GOP has the upper hand going into the 2022 midterm elections, but new data shows an even more grim reality for Democrats as more Americans are pulling for the GOP to take back Congress in 2022.

Annette Taddeo: ‘I’m in This Race Because Both Parties Suck’ by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida State Senator and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Annette Taddeo, who continues to traverse the state after formally announcing her intentions to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022, believes that both political parties “suck.”

"Demings Accused of ‘Dismissing… Sky-High Inflation’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) warned that this holiday season would be “expensive” for Americans because of a number of issues, including a supply shortage and rising inflation. Along with his colleague, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), Sen Scott ahas directed criticism at President Joe Biden (D) over his administration’s handling of the economy.

"DeSantis Mocks Biden, Will Sign Anti-Mandate Bills in City of ‘Brandon’" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After OSHA’s announcement that it would be suspending the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate directed at large private businesses, the Special Session concluded with the Florida House passing the “Keep Florida Free” joint agenda. In turn, four bills will be sent to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), who will be signing the bills in Brandon, Florida as a political jab to President Joe Biden (R).

"Anna Paulina Luna’s Dog Bites 9-Year-old Boy" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A police report obtained by The Floridian details how Anna Paulina Luna, who is currently running for Congress in Florida’s 13th district (an open seat currently held by gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist), and her husband Andrew Gambersky knowingly brought their dog to a park where canines are not allowed, and where the dog attacked a 9-year-old badly enough that the child had to be hospitalized.

"Trump Will Host Fundraiser for Anna Paulina Luna" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—The race for Florida’s 13th Congressional seat continues to make headlines as Amanda Makki (R) has picked up an endorsement from Belleair Mayor Mike Wilkinson (R) and Anna Paulina Luna (R) will be joined by President Donald Trump (R) in an upcoming fundraiser for her campaign.

"OSHA Suspends Implementation of ETS" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Senator Scott Warns of ‘Expensive’ Holiday Season" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) is warning Americans to brace themselves for a disappointing Thanksgiving, Hannukah and Christmas. The reason being that the former Governor of Florida is arguing that President Joe Biden’s (D) economic policies will lead to a bad holiday season because of rising prices. Taking part in a Senate GOP press conference this week, Senator Scott shared his disapproval of the President’s handling of the economy, saying that this holiday will be the most “expensive” holiday in history.

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith
Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith

"Florida Democrats Still Upset Over DeSantis’s Surgeon General Pick" by. The Floridian's Jim McCool—Democrats are not too excited to welcome Governor DeSantis’ (R-FL) newest cabinet member with a new surgeon general in Florida. Now, State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-FL) says he has “concerns” with the new Surgeon General who was educated outside of Florida.

"‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Political Balls Fly In Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and combat veteran and congressional candidate Cory Mills are taking their affinity for golfing a little bit further than most and are now campaigning using their new pair of, um, balls.

House Democrats Set Up Censure Vote To Punish Gosar Over Anime AOC Video" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—The House will vote on two resolutions Wednesday that seeks to punish Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) for tweeting an edited anime-style video last week that depicted him attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and President Biden.

"DeSantis Accused of ‘Threatening’ Florida Lawmakers" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE—Shortly after concluding a press conference to bring attention to Rep. Dan Daley’s “Jamie’s Law” gun legislation that would mandate a background check for individuals attempting to buy ammunition, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) spoke to Tallahassee reporters, where she accused Gov. Ron DeSantis of bullying lawmakers if they did not conform to his political and legislative agendas.

"All Cuba Needs is ‘Green Light’ from White House" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Washington D.C.- Over the past several months, many Congressional Republicans have been pushing the Biden Administration to take action against the Cuban regime, especially US Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) , who insists all Cuba needs is, “the green light from the White House.”

"Diaz-Balart Slams Biden For ‘Worsening The Situation’ In Cuba" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—Florida Rep. Mario Balart-Diaz (R) blasted President Biden over the lack of response in Cuba since the historic summer protests that broke out, adding that his silence approach is “worsening the situation” and invited the “unholy alliance” of China, Iran, and Russia to influence the Communist regime.

"Allen West Welcomes Beto O’Rourke to TX Governor Race" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the gubernatorial election in Texas heats up, former Congressman Beto O’Rourke has officially thrown his hat in the ring, prompting Republican primary candidate Lt. Colonel Allen West (R-TX) to welcome O’Rourke to the race.

"Sen. Simpson Insists Anti-Mandate Bill Is What DeSantis Wants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the special session currently underway, it seems as if some Republicans are fighting harder against it than most Democrats, calling it a watered-down bill. Now, Senator Wilton Simpson (R) is pushing back against this rhetoric, insisting the bill is what Governor DeSantis (R-FL) collaborated for.

"AshBritt Makes History by Receiving the Largest Federal Debris Removal Contracts From the Dept. of Defense" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The U.S. Department of Defense has made history by awarding four contracts totaling $1.75 billion to AshBritt, Inc., representing the largest pre-positioned federal debris management contracts value awarded to a single firm. The record-breaking awards make AshBritt the prime Department of Defense debris management partner in four U.S. regions, comprising 25 states.

"US Showing Bipartisan Support for Protest in Cuba" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—With the Cuban protests having lost steam over the past couple of months, the resistance to the oppressive government has organized its biggest display yet. Now, the United States is showing bipartisan support for the November 15th island-wide Cuban protest.

"New Study: Rooftop Solar Industry Creates $18.3B in Economic Impact for FL" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

Rubio Slams ‘Hypocrite Marxist’ Danny Glover Over Cuba" by The Floridian's—As the Cuban people embark on taking to the streets to protest the Castro regime, the domestic conversation continues regarding the issues affecting the Cuban people. Danny Glover, an actor and outspoke supporter of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, has now penned an op-ed, criticizing the United States government for contributing to oppression in Cuba.

"FOX Nation Holds Patriot Awards In Hollywood, Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Biden Signs ‘Once-in-a-Generation’ Infrastructure Bill" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, President Joe Biden (D) directed a message to supporters, championing the infrastructure bill that will be signed today. Calling it a “once-in-a-generation investment,” the President added that it will contribute to progress in the country. The bipartisan bill will generate “good-paying jobs,” it will “modernize our infrastructure, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st century.”

"Miami-Dade County ‘has a Seven-day Positivity Rate of 1%’" by The Floridian's—Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava took to social media over the weekend to praise the county over maintaining a low COVID-19 positivity rate. Specifically, she shared that “for the first time since the pandemic began, Miami-Dade County now has a seven-day positivity rate of 1%.”

"Russia Continues Dominance Over Dictators in Latin America" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Earlier this month, long-standing dictator, Daniel Ortega, clinched a sham election in Nicaragua — as expected— as he jailed every and all of his political opponents. Did anyone congratulate Ortega? Of course, the usual suspects, the dictators in Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela, did.

"Cherifilus-McCormick Defeats Holness in Democratic Special Election" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After counting all remaining overseas and military ballots in the Democratic primary race in Florida’s 20th congressional district ‘special election,” it appears that businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has defeated Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness by 5 votes.

"Rick Scott Calls Biden a Liar Over 30% Middle Class Tax Hike" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—President Joe Biden (D) famously campaigned on not raising taxes on families that report an annual income below $400,000 per year. However, Biden’s new inflation tax will raise taxes on middle-class families by 30%, leading US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) to accuse President of telling a bald-faced lie.

"Federal Grand Jury Indicts Steve Bannon for Contempt of Congress" by The Floridian's Mona Salama—A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress over his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the Democratic-led House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

"Demings, Rubio Share Veteran’s Reform Plans" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—On Veteran’s Day, a number of lawmakers took the time to celebrate the Veteran’s past and present on social media. Two lawmakers that expressed their gratitude were Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), who are currently engaged in a soon-to-be contentious senatorial race.


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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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