JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.9.2023 — DeSantis's Immigration Agenda Toughest Ever—New 6-Week Abortion Bill Rattles Cages—Much More...

JUICE —Florida Politics' Juicy Read 🍊 —3.9.2023 — DeSantis's Immigration Agenda Toughest Ever—New 6-Week Abortion Bill Rattles Cages—Much More...

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 9, 2023


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DeSantis, Ingoglia Say 'NO MAS' (Again) to Illegal Immigration

The first week of the 2023 legislative session in Tallahassee comes to a close on Thursday, and Gov. Ron DeSantis was able to balance out the week by giving his State of the State address, pushing immigration reform,  and holding private campaign events, not to mention watching Republican lawmakers file bills that support his legislative agenda.

This would exclude the “blogger bill” that DeSantis said he did not support, of course. READ MORE

Because of the “Biden Border Crisis” or invasion as many Republicans like Reps. Kat Cammack, Byron Donalds, and Matt Gaetz like to call it, continue to allow illegal immigrants and deadly fentanyl to stream into the U.S., Gov. DeSantis has put his foot down.

Through the direction of the Governor, State Senator Blaise Ingoglia has filed what could be the toughest immigration law ever filed in Florida.\

Sen. Ingoglia says the bill is “very tough” because it has to be.

Florida businesses beware. If you hire an illegal immigrant or immigrants, you could lose it all.


Rare Bipartisan Moment in Congress

Florida’s congressional delegation is in unison with making the existing, but temporary, offshore oil drilling moratorium, permanent

Reps. Vern Buchanan and Kathy Castor have signed on to bipartisan legislation to make the moratorium permanent. READ MORE


Ron DeSantis

Jimmy Patronis-Great Ag Day at the Capitol @WiltonSimpson ! Florida’s got incredible treasures. Had some great oysters by @pelicanoysterco. These were farmed on an oyster lease the state set aside to help support Florida’s aquaculture industry.

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani -In State Affairs today we will be hearing a big housing bill that has some good provisions, but alarming to housing & renter advocates is the widespread preemption of rent control and local affordable housing authority. Myself & @FLHouseDems will be presenting amendments

Representative Fentrice Driskell-As women, we hold the power to make change- long-lasting, effectual change. Today we celebrate the achievements of women here in the U.S. and across the globe. Happy #InternationalWomensDay

Chip LaMarca-When @USDOT Sec @PeteButtigieg & @POTUS say they’re protecting consumer access to low fares with the @JetBlue merger, how? These are available flights from FLL to our Florida State Capitol next January. Currently @AmericanAir charges nearly $1,000 for this flight to MIA.

Rep. Brian Mast-I’ve heard from countless veterans who carry the weight of the withdrawal to this day. Every one of them left blood, sweat, and tears on the battlefield, and many left behind friends and limbs. My message to them: your sacrifices were not made in vain. Your service matters.


Rep. Vern Buchanan
Rep. Vern Buchanan

"Gaetz's Bill to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Syria Voted Down" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Representative Matt Gaetz's (R-FL) War Powers Resolution to withdraw US troops remaining in Syria has been voted down.

"Florida Lawmaker Files the 'Gold Standard' of Anti-Illegal Immigration Bills" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference in Jacksonville to address the “Biden Border Crisis” that has affected Florida, State Senator Blaise Ingoglia was tasked to help frame tough legislation that would spearhead DeSantis's immigration agenda.

"Scott Declares President Biden a 'Hypocrite'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—On Capitol Hill, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) called President Joe Biden (D) a “hypocrite” and said that he “has no idea how to balance a budget,” during an interview on Fox News.

"Waltz Calls Kerry a National Security Threat" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Mike Waltz (R) has penned an op-ed, going after Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (D). In the op-ed, Rep. Waltz calls Kerry a threat to national security, arguing that Kerry isn't tough on China.

"Buchanan, Castor Want Permanent Drilling Moratorium" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Reps. Vern Buchanan (R) and Kathy Castor (D) have announced new bipartisan legislation. Rep. Buchanan, who is the co-chair of the bipartisan Florida delegation, announced legislation that would make permanent current drilling moratorium.

"Eskamani Chides Proposed 6 Week Abortion Ban" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"DeSantis Holds 'Exposing the Book Ban Hoax' Press Event" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D) is pushing back against Republican legislation that would set a 6-week abortion ban. This comes at a time when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has vowed to maintain Florida a "pro-life" state.

"Lauren Book Gives State of State Rebuttal" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Recently, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) gave his State of the State address to the Florida Legislature and to the Floridians around the state. However, in the tradition of civil discourse in the United States, the Florida Democrats offered their rebuttal to the Governor’s speech, given by State Senate Minority Leader Lauren Book (D-FL).

"DeSantis Declares Florida is a 'Pro-Life' State" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hit Florida Democratic lawmakers over the head with his pro-life position during the State of the State address.

Speaker Paul Renner

"DeSantis Talks Parents in Education Following State of the State Address" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—TALLAHASSEE – Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) gave his State of the State address today in front of the state legislature. He answered questions from the media following the speech and spoke on gender ideology in schools which perhaps, since the waning of COVID, has been his marquee issue.

"State of the State: Images" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Democratic Lawmakers Ignored Praise for First Lady DeSantis, Law Enforcement" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE— The stark division and animosity that exists between Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the Florida Legislature, was in full display during the 2023 State of the State address.

"Penguin Publishing Pushes 'GayBCs' for Children in Response to Florida Law" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As Americans come to know Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and review his agenda, they will come to find that a lot of his gubernatorial platform is dedicated to what some might call “the culture wars.”

"Winner Decided Between Rubio and Buttigieg's Heavyweight Bout" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is not hesitant to discuss his feelings toward the job performance of Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

"DeSantis Does 'Not Support' Forcing Bloggers to Register With State" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—TALLAHASSEE—No sooner than Sen. Jason Brodeur introduced his legislative measure requiring compensated “bloggers” to register with the State of Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis struck down the bill.

Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis

"DeSantis Invokes 'Gipper' in new Advertisement" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) continues to highlight his "Freedom Blueprint." While the Governor voices the advancements that Florida has undertaken during his tenure, he also continues to fuel speculation of a presidential run. In a newly-released advertisement, DeSantis invokes the 'Gipper' President Ronald Reagan (R).

"Byron Donalds Condemns Atlanta Police Training Facility Attack" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Over the past weekend, protests against Atlanta's "Cop City" training facility turned violent. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) issues a statement on the attack, saying that "The attacks on Atlanta law enforcement officials by lawless anarchists are abhorrent & speak to the real-life impacts of the Defund The Police movement."

"DeSantis's Florida Legislature Seeks to Lower Gun-Buying Age to 18" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres— TALLAHASSEE --- Two House Republicans in Gov. Ron DeSantis's Florida Legislature on Monday filed a proposal that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 to buy rifles and other “long” guns, potentially scrapping a high-profile change passed after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"Stan McClain's Senate Run Endorsed by Rep. Tom Leek" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"AG Ashley Moody Recounts Numerous Victories for Consumers" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—For National Consumer Protection Week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) is highlighting her accomplishments in protecting Florida consumers during her time as the Attorney General.

"Floridians Continue Paying High Gas Prices Under Biden" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Gas prices have skyrocketed since President Joe Biden took office, more than doubling the cost per gallon when former President Donald Trump was in office, and Floridans, all Americans, are feeling the pain at the pump.

"Mast Takes China, Biden to Task" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Since winning the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican lawmakers have been focused on passing meaningful bipartisan legislation, and on taking on the Democratic colleagues and the Biden administration.

"Trump Could Hold Clear Foreign Policy Advantage over DeSantis (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The 2024 Republican Presidential primary race could turn out to be contentious for former President Donald Trump if Governor Ron DeSantis (FL) enters the contest.

Florida farming
Florida farming

"Florida Republicans Pounce on Biden's Dodge of COVID-19 Origins Question" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—“On COVID origin, will you hold China Accountable?” That was the question Reporter Iris Tao posed to President Joe Biden on Friday as he approached White House reporters,

"Will a President Ron DeSantis Play in the D.C. 'Swamp?'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the promise (or the threat) of a Ron DeSantis Presidential run seems more likely by the day, questions and hypotheticals have come across the minds of politicians and pundits around the nation concerning the atmosphere that a DeSantis Presidency would entail; Questions such as how the Florida Governor will interact with the Washington elite and big wigs.

"Air Quality Disputed Despite Record Clean Air Under DeSantis" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Progressive environmental groups like the Sierra Club, and Friends of the Everglades, coupled with the so-called “non-profit” newsroom, ProPublica, have continued to claim air polluted from prescribed burning in South Florida, even under Gov. Ron DeSantis's watch.

"Scott Introduces Bill to Teach Students the 'Dangers of Communism' by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Debates about how to teach history to children and young adults have raged on across the nation (especially in Florida) recently. Discourse concerning ideals such as American Exceptionalism, Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Marxism has led to legislators on both sides of the aisle taking action.

"Rubio, Scott Urge Biden to Allow Unvaccinated Djokovic to Compete in Miami" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—For those who do not keep up with the world of tennis, world number one and Serbian national Novak Djokovic has dominated the sport by holding the top spot internationally for a record 378 weeks.

"Salazar Secures Funding for Environmental Efforts" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Florida Legislature Looks to Safeguard Children From Sex-Reassignment Procedures" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—The pro-Transgender sex reassignment lobby, including former Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), have come out in force to express their disdain against State Senator Clay Yarborough’s Treatments for Sex Reassignment (SB 254) measure file last Friday.

"Moskowitz: US Cannot Rely on China, Must 'Diversify' Trade Relationships" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—More members of Congress are rethinking the U.S. economic relationship with China. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) appeared on Fox Business' Cavuto Coast to Coast, and said that "America can’t be 100% reliant on any foreign power, including China."

Ashley Moody
Ashley Moody

"Moody: Biden is 'Biggest Benefactor' to Mexican Drug Cartels" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the border crisis continues, so too will the fentanyl crisis killing thousands of Americans. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody excoriated the Biden Administration in a ...READ MORE

"Florida Lawmaker Lauren Book Pushes Medically Assisted Suicide Bill in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Medically assisted suicide has been a growing issue in the medical field across the United States. Now, Senator Lauren Book (D-FL) is attempting to legalize the practice in the state of Florida...READ MORE

"Brodeur Files DeSantis's 'Prescription Drug Reform' Bill" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Just when lawmakers, lobbyists, and public relations firms thought that the last weekend before the 2023 legislative session would be a quiet and uneventful one—the calm before the storm...READ MORE

"Rubio Urges House to Abolish Daylight Saving Time" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This month marks a long-contested seasonal adjustment that has divided Americans and lawmakers alike. As people turn their clocks forward an hour this month, Florida Republicans are calling for the...READ MORE

"DeSantis Reaffirms He Will Sign a Constitutional Carry Bill" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has reaffirmed to Floridians that he supports constitutional carry and wishes to sign a bill concerning the issue later this year. READ MORE

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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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