High-Speed Rail Statists Fomenting Florida Voter Disenfranchisment
Statists in the federal government and in Florida are pretty upset with Republican Gov. Rick Scott canceling Florida’s high-speed rail project. The statists are so upset they are willing to ignore the election that put Scott into office to keep the boondoggle alive. It would be comical if it weren’t so dangerous. As reported by the Miami Herald, one of the leaders of these statists | Read More »
Bipartisan Collaboration In FL To Undermine Scott HSR Decision?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In response to Florida Governor Rick Scott’s announcement yesterday that he is rejecting federal money for high speed rail, a very peculiar thing happened. Both Democratic Senator Bill Nelson and Republican John Mica, Chairman of the Transportation Committee made almost identical comments in statements to the media. Is Mica, who called Gov. Scott’s decision a “huge setback for the | Read More »
Florida High-Speed Rail and the 17th Amendment
Following on my post from earlier today, William March of the Tampa Tribune posted this: Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has just talked with Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood about financing the Tampa-Orlando bullet-train rail without the state government’s participation, according to an announcement from Nelson’s office. So here we have a Democratic U.S. Senator going against the wishes of the state and the Republican governor. When | Read More »
Republican Gov. To Obama Administration: Keep Your Train Money
A couple of months ago, the Orlando Sentinel put out an unnamed editorial slamming incoming Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) for indicating he might kill the Orlando to Tampa high-speed rail project the U.S. Transportation Department and the Obama administration wanted built. Today, Scott said “thanks, but no thanks” to Sec. Ray LaHood and told the Obama administration to keep their $2 billion. I went through | Read More »
BREAKING: SUNRAIL IS DEAD!!
YES!! WE DID IT!! SUNRAIL IS DEAD!! TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Fla. Gov. Rick Scott scraps Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail plan, rejects $2.8 billion from feds.
Taking A Close Look At The Tea Party
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In taking a close look at myself, as a fair representation of the tea party movement, I find myself a bit annoyed, yet, more amused than anything else. In reading Lauren Ritchie’s recent commentary in the Orlando Sentinel titled ‘Tea Party Should Look Closely – At Itself’, I didn’t need to read beyond the very first sentence to see | Read More »
Let’s Get to Work, Florida!
Gov Scott released his proposed budget and we need to take the time to look it over and kick the tires. I listened to his presentation and I was very encouraged that he clearly addresses concerns about government pensions. I use to work for a county law enforcement agency and I have many friends that work for that and other county agencies and some only | Read More »
Governor Rick Scott’s Job Budget
This will be a YouTube heavy post, as this was meant for those of you who couldn’t make it. Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott choose to unroll his budget in my backyard. It took place during a Tea Party* rally in Eustis, where Rick Scott got a warm welcome (as you will see). I had to go to another meeting about the local school board | Read More »
Gov. Scott’s Choice: Greatness Or Mediocre
Gov. Rick Scott is going to have to make a choice very soon: Does he want to be a Chris Christie or Arnold Schwarzenegger*? In other words, does he want to be known as a great governor or a mediocre governor? This, of course, is not really a choice. Hell, even Barack Obama said he rather be a great one-termer than a mediocre two-termer**.
Gov. Rick Scott Halts ObamaCare And Tackles State Pensions
So sure ObamaCare is going to be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court or repealed, Governor Rick Scott isn’t waiting to pull the plug on it later: Gov. Rick Scott is stopping Florida from making preparations to implement the federal health care law. Scott makes that decision following the ruling from a federal judge in Pensacola that says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | Read More »
Florida High Speed Rail Dance Continues
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press And the high speed rail ‘waltz’ continues here in Florida, or shall we call it the high speed ‘hustle’? Gov. Rick Scott emerged from a meeting Friday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressing the same caution he has exercised before on high speed rail. “He’s a believer,” Scott told the Buzz. “I’m the one that’s responsible to the | Read More »
Gov. Scott Fires Enterprise Florida President
In a late afternoon news dump, Governor Rick Scott thought it was time Enterprise Florida president John Adams needed to go: Gov. Rick Scott has quietly fired Enterprise Florida president John Adams, saying he wants a new leader to help promote his job-creation and economic development agenda.
Florida’s Penny Governor
Round-up on Florida’s Newest Governor:
Wonderful Happenings From Some Statehouses
Wonderful things are already happening in four of the seven statehouses that I am keeping my eyes on. The four are New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Florida. While I see nothing especially wonderful to report about Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Iowa so far, I will remain vigilant. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez impressed Rush enough for him to talk about her today. APNewsBreak: Martinez halts | Read More »