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Bondi: Governor's regulation freeze and pill mill prosecution - Herald
This is a good example of how over-regulation occurs. There are perfectly good laws on the books to prosecute offenders. Yet, since this is a politically popular issue, the legislature wants to legislate, the bureaucrats want to promulgate, and the prosecutor wants an easier conviction, so another costly regulatory blanket is thrown over the industry - by Republicans!
florida  floridablogs  pambondi  pillmill  regulation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Pam Bondi: The States Versus ObamaCare - WSJ.com
Bondi has a lot to learn. i hope she learns it from conservatives, not trial lawyers.
florida  floridablogs  pambondi  obamacare 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Haridopolos drop-kicks high-speed rail – Orlando Sentinel
"I’m not going to borrow from the Chinese to build a railroad that a lot of people don’t want.” Senate President Mike Haridopolos
florida  floridablogs  Haridopolos  rail 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Beauty Association bashes Rick Scott for deregulation - St. Petersburg Times
Barbers are not the only industry that keeps out competition by over regulating who may enter the marketplace. They are only the very tiny tip of the colossal iceberg of industries that depend on anti-competitive regulations for protection of their market 'turf'.
florida  floridablogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Rick Scott signs four executive orders | St. Petersburg Times
Way to go Rick Scott! "Within the orders signed, Scott also is freezing rulemaking by agencies reporting to his office. He’s creating an “accountability website,” apparently aimed at helping him target state rules and regulations that might stand in the way of job creation..."
floridablogs  regulation  rickscott 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Full text: Florida Gov. Rick Scott's inaugural speech
I am praying for Governor Scott for his dreams to come true.
florida  floridablogs  rickscott 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Researchers at USF look for ways to find and treat Alzheimer's earlier. - St. Petersburg Times
This public health issue is being attacked from many angles, including early detection.
Alzheimer's  nation  floridablogs 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
House, Senate seek to coordinate Alzheimer's fight | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Well, I glad a Republican Senator has decided to take the lead on this important public health issue. It would seem someone from Florida might give it a thought, or two, since we have a huge incidence of Alzheimer's disease in Florida.
Alzheimer's  congress  floridablogs  nation 
january 2011 by johnniebyrd
Scott team's key word: shake-up | HeraldTribune.com
This is what Rick Scott promised and the people of Florida voted him in for. There'll be a lot of bellyaching by the lovers of Big Government in the old media.
florida  floridablogs 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Scott Gives State Workers Pink Slips for Christmas - Tallahassee Democrat
The Lefties at the Tallahassee Democrat are flummoxed over this is a gift for the taxpayers of Florida!
florida  floridablogs 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
US Census gives Florida 2 more House seats - Tribune
The stage is set for the high drama of redistricting. The liberal majority on the Florida Supreme Court is salivating!
florida  floridablogs 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Congress Sends Tax Cut Bill to Obama's Desk - FoxNews.com
One Congressman sums it all up: "I know that we are going to borrow every nickel in this bill." 
floridablogs  nation  blogs  taxcuts  Bushtaxcuts 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Senate report recommends keeping moratorium on new nursing home beds | The Florida Tribune
This is how the healthcare industry protects itself from new competition and keeps prices high - freeze out new competitors with government rules banning more supply that would bring down prices. A free market in nursing home beds would bring the price down and save you and me some tax dollars.
healthcare  floridablogs 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Scramble on to fix unemployment compensation tax hike | The Florida Tribune
One sane legislator, Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale and chairman of the Senate Finance and Tax committee, raised the idea of having the state no longer pay a full 26 weeks of benefits. Is this so hard?
floridablogs  unemploymentcompensation  denisegrimsly  ellynbogdanoff 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Showdown looming over Florida's pension plan | The Florida Tribune
Did you know this: "... Florida is one of the few states in the nation that does not require employees who participate in the pension plan to contribute anything."
floridablogs  pensionreform  pension 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Herald Tribune: School reform at top of Scott's list
I cannot wait for this. Throwing money at education has not and never will work. Empowering families to obtain education through vouchers is the only way that will assure a transformation of the educational system.
floridablogs  education  rickscott 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Sunshine State News: Mike Haridopolos' U.S. Senate Run Looks Like a Sure Thing
What is a haridopolos? Mike Haridopolos is the top fiscal conservative of the last decade in the Florida Legislature, with the exception of Rob Wallace of course.
floridablogs  mikeharidopolos 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Times Buzz: Nelson and LeMieux vote with their party on tax cuts
It is becoming more difficult for Bill Nelson to hide from his liberal stance.
floridablogs  congress  taxcuts  bushtaxcuts 
december 2010 by johnniebyrd
Sentinel: Florida pension reform
The Sentinel is waking up and smelling the coffee. We can't afford, nor should we pay public 'servants' more than they could earn in the private sector.
floridablogs  pension  reform 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Tribune: Hillsborough Voters Really Wanted a Transportation Tax
We just don't realize it yet. Defeated at the polls, the tax and spenders at the Tribune are not giving up on passing a transportation tax.
floridablogs  taxes  transportation  hillsborough  county 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Times: Hillsborough GOP leader aiming for state party's top post
Deborah Cox-Roush is a solid conservative. It will be interesting to see to what degree Rick Scott weighs in on this decision.
floridablogs  Roush  republican  party 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd
Tribune: McBride on Sink: “I’d advise her to run again”
Wishful thinking by the old media. Sink will not even be in the rearview mirror four years from now.
floridablogs  sink  mcbride  governor 
november 2010 by johnniebyrd

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