JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.11.2022 —Family First Agenda Awaits DeSantis's Signature

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.11.2022 —Family First Agenda Awaits DeSantis's Signature

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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April 11, 2022

 

No pay for me

Taking a page out of President Donald Trump and Sen. Rick Scott's political payday playbook, Combat Veteran and congressional candidates Cory Mills has just come out and said that he will donate his entire congressional salary (if he wins) to charity and will not invest, or allow his family or staff to invest in the stock market while he is in office.
Rep. Anthony Sabatini and others in the GOP primary race did not comment on the matter. READ MORE

 

Family First Divorce Bill Could be up for signing Within the Next Couple of Weeks

Prominent Conservative groups have weighed in and are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to sign the “Alimony” bill that is expected to reach his desk in the next couple of weeks.
Divorce is almost inevitable and very commonplace, so for these Christian-based groups to come out in support of a Family First divorce bill, well, that just says sit all. READ MORE

 

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -Back in Orlando, but before going home stopped by a fundraiser for Ukrainian Project, a local nonprofit launched to support humanitarian efforts for Ukrainians. Rep. @scottplakon was there too!
Rep. Carlos G Smith-Wow! @SemDems
are organized, energized and ready to KEEP Seminole blue this November! We’ve got a tough race ahead, but with help from #SemDems we are ready to win!
Lauren Book-Soaked up the beautiful weather with family and friends in @SWR_Gov
. We met with constituents, thanked first responders, & enjoyed the animals! Thank you to the Sunshine Ranches HOA for throwing such a fun event!
Matt Gaetz-The Biden Regime:
Made in China
Rep. Anthony Sabatini-The Clintons are the worst people in the history of the world
Blaise Ingoglia -America’s Governor @GovRonDeSantis
is in the house at #UFC273
Ileana Garcia·-This weekend you can enjoy our beautiful waterways thanks to great people @MyFWC
#MiamiCityMarinePatrol In 2021 we focused on how to make things safer 4 boating enthusiasts | marine wildlife. Thanks to them #BoatingSafetyAct was created, passed waiting for @GovRonDeSantis

 

Rick Scott
Rick Scott/ The Floridian
"Scott Cosponsors Bill Limiting Biden's Authority on National Emergencies" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) recently co-sponsored the Real Emergencies Act, a measure that was introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). This bill is in response to lawmakers on the left calling on President Joe Biden (D) to use a declaration of a national emergency for political purposes.
"Florida's Alimony Reform Bill Backed by Big Conservative Groups" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Family First Senate Alimony Reform Bill 1796 is garnering unprecedented support from Conservative and Christian-based organizations across the country.
"Rubio Introduces Uyghur Policy Act" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has introduced the Uyghur Policy Act. The legislation would “increase U.S. support for the Uyghur diaspora in the United States and other countries” while also advocating “for improving the conditions of Uyghurs suffering human rights abuses at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”
"Waltz: ‘Send Ukraine the Damn ‘MiGs’ by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Over the weekend, Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) reaffirmed his stance that the United States should do more to help Ukraine fend against the ongoing invasion from Russia. After an exchange with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley during a hearing, Waltz penned an op-ed for FOX News discussing the ensuing war calling for the Biden Administration to “send Ukraine the damn MiGs.”
"Stopping Government Outreach, Protecting Your Medical Freedom" by Reps. Kat Cammack and Gus Biliriakis—For the last two years, the U.S. has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns, shutdowns, mandates, and public health orders. In Florida, we’re fortunate to have Governor DeSantis leading the way to keep Florida free and open, fighting back against the orders to which blue cities and states have become accustomed.
"Mills Vows to Donate Entire Congressional Salary to Charity" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Even as the congressional district lines across the state have yet to be finalized as a result of the dragged-out redistricting process, Republicans vying to replace retiring Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in Florida’s 7th District continue to campaign in the district that may drastically change in the coming weeks.
"FL Parental Rights Bill Inspires Similar Legislation in Other States" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—The Parental Rights in Education bill easily became the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent Florida history. Now, it appears that the legislation has inspired lawmakers in other states to take action.
"Cherfilus-McCormick Tests Positive for COVID-19" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres
"New Data Shows Split on Critical Race Theory" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich
"Rubio Warns About Biden's New Immigration Policy" By The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced that he has spoken to “Several Central American Leaders” about Biden ending Title 42. According to the information that Rubio received, President Biden is going to allow any undocumented immigrant to stay if they claim asylum. Title 42 was a policy enacted by President Trump during March of 2020, the start of the pandemic. This policy allows the government to “prohibit, in whole or in part, the introductions of persons and property” during the time of a massive pandemic that we faced just under 2 years ago.
Sen. Shevrin Jones
Sen. Shevrin Jones
"State Senator Jones Agrees with DeSantis on New Testing Procedures" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-FL) approved of Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R-FL) decision to eliminate FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) in the Sunshine State.
'Perdue Tapped to Lead Department of Transportation" by News Service of Florida—Jared Perdue, who has led the Department of Transportation’s District Five in Central Florida, was named Thursday by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as state transportation secretary.
"Rubio, Scott Call for Environmental Funding in Florida' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have cosigned a letter to the Army Corps insisting upon proper funding towards various Florida projects such as the Central Everglades Planning Project and the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir project before the Army Corp of Engineers finalizes their work plan.
"Shevrin Jones Calls DeSantis's Special Session a 'Waste' of Taxpayer Dollars" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-35) is firing back at Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) on redistricting and calling this special session a "waste" of "taxpayer dollars."
"Lauren Book Defends 'Visit Florida'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool
"Crist: DeSantis 'Ignoring' Rising Property Insurance" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) has amassed support in recent weeks, gaining a boost from a number of officials and union workers. This week, the former Governor of Florida had choice words for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), criticizing him for “ignoring” property insurance concerns.
"Wasserman Schultz Questions Sen. Hawley's Manhood" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fuming mad over a recent comment that Republican senator Josh Hawley made in regard to Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson.
"Deutch ‘Horrified’ With Russia’s Continued war Efforts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—As the war between Russia and Ukraine continues, U.S. lawmakers are sharing their support for Ukraine. This week, Florida Rep. Ted Deutch (D) expressed his disappointment in Russia’s continued war efforts, arguing that he’s “horrified” at what Russia has done to Ukrainian civilians.
"Biden's Border Crisis Continues to Compromise U.S. National Security" by Rep. Gus Bilirakis—During his State of the Union Address, President Biden said, “We need to secure the border and fix the immigration system. It is not only the right thing to do, it’s the economically smart thing to do.” However, President Biden’s actions have not matched his words on this important subject.
"Donald Trump Endorses Kat Cammack for Re-election" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL) is currently seeking re-election in Florida, and has earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump (R).
"Moody Sues Hospitals, School Board Over Opioid Cases" by The News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against five public hospital systems and the Miami-Dade County School Board, arguing they are jeopardizing settlements with pharmaceutical-industry companies over the opioid epidemic.
"LaMarca Defends DeSantis Over 'Culture War' Narrative" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Lauderdale—The Broward Workshop held a “Board of Directors” meeting on Wednesday and invited State Senators Shevrin Jones (D) and Lauren Book (D), and State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R) to give the group a summary of the newly-concluded 2022 Florida legislative session.
"Carolina Amesty Raises $250K in HD 45 Campaign" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Businesswoman and educator Carolina Amesty has announced that she has raised $250,000 for her campaign for House District 45 campaign, with $200,000 of that total coming in the form of a personal loan.
brian Mast
Rep. Brian Mast
"BRIAN MAST: Suing the the CDC Over Unconstitutional Travel Mask Mandates" by Rep. Brian Mast—Two years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that it would be “two weeks to slow the spread.” Their message to the American people was that, if we made the collective sacrifice and shut down society for fourteen days, we would be able to return to normalcy.
"Daniel Webster Saves Floridians $4 Million in Taxpayer Dollars" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Incumbent Congressman Daniel Webster (R-FL), who has been in his current office since 2010, has announced that in the past 12 years, he has saved over $4 million in tax payer dollars to run his Congressional office.
"Senate Candidate Alina Garcia Pivots, Will now run in Florida House District 115" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Former Marco Rubio staffer and state senate candidate Alina Garcia will not be running in State Senate District 38, and will be filing paperwork to run in House District 115, the seat Rep. Vance Alupis, Jr. (R) is vacating.
"Army Veteran to Vie with Simpson for Ag Commissioner" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina
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Val Demings
"Demings Accused of Contributing to 'Border Crisis'" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Given the growing concerns bipartisan lawmakers have shared regarding border crossings, the Biden administration's intention to end “Title 42” has caused an uproar. Title 42 is a pandemic border policy enacted by the Trump administration, which allowed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deport migrants, citing health concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"DeSantis Reminds Voters of 'Disgraceful 60 Minutes hit job'" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is continuing his rivalry with the mainstream media, referencing what he is calling a “manufactured and disgraceful ’60 Minutes’ hit job.” The comments from the Governor come after First Lady Casey DeSantis also directed comments at “the dishonest corporate media.”
"New Poll: Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Parental Rights, Split on CRT" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—While the Parental Rights in Education bill and Stop W.O.K.E. Act passed the Florida legislature in controversy, the average Floridian may disagree with this sentiment. New polling shows that more Floridians are overwhelmingly supportive of parental rights in the classroom.
"Russia’s Increasing Ties With Venezuela Pose National Security Threat to U.S. & Latin Americaby The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—While world leaders fear that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be just the beginning of a broader military incursion into Eastern Europe, President Vladimir Putin’s next big hostile move could be against the U.S. through Latin America, with his heavy and growing military footprint inside Socialist Venezuela.
"We Will See Many More Venezuelas if China Wins" by Senator Marco Rubio—In 1987, the U.S. government launched a massive anti-drug campaign. One of the most memorable ads featured a sizzling egg and the warning, “This is your brain on drugs.”
"New Florida Capitol Sign Vandalized With 'Say Gay'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—A new image has emerged on Twitter of the new Florida Capitol sign appearing to be vandalized over the recently signed "Parental Rights in Education" law.
"Rep. Smith Admits Word 'Gay' not in 'Don't Say Gay' law" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Florida Democrats brought all of their opposition to the table when it came to the Parental Rights in Education bill. Republicans have criticized Democrats for "sloganeering" the bill when they dubbed it the "Don't Say Gay" bill. However, State Rep. Carlos G. Smith (D-49) has denied misrepresenting the Parental Rights in Education bill.
"Communications Workers of America Endorse Crist" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who’s amassed support from Florida unions, has gained another endorsement in the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The announcement came over the weekend as reports indicate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has a double-digit lead over gubernatorial hopefuls.
"Ashley Moody Endorses Jimmy Patronis in Reelection bid" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After joining him to endorse Wilton Simpson (R) for Florida Agriculture, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) has now endorsed Florida’s Chief Financial officer Jimmy Patronis (R) in his reelection bid. Both Moody and Patronis have worked together to tackle concerns in Florida concerning fraud and scams.
"Rubio Team Slams Demings’ ‘Dishonesty’ on oil Price" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Numerous concerns including energy independence, skyrocketing gas prices and inflation have dominated the media heading into the 2022 midterm election. Concerns were exasperated when President Joe Biden (D) argued that all of it stems from President Vladmir Putin and his attack on Ukraine.

The JUICE is squeezed by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

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]

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