Monday, 04 December 2017 00:00

Episode 130: He Said She Said

THE ROTUNDA -  One of Sen. Jack Latvala’s accusers goes public and requests armed security for protection during committee week. The Capitolist publisher Brian Burgess tells Gomes the situation involving Rachel Perrin Rogers, a high-ranking Senate aide, will continue to spiral out of control until Sen. President Joe Negron reprimands bullying and intimidation tactics by Sen. Latvala. Also, did Sen Marco Rubio reveal the next step after the passage of the GOP’s tax package is the cut Social Security and Medicare? Finally, Gomes talks with Mike Ruso an adjunct professor of English at the University of South Florida about a survey by the Service Employees International Union showing more than 43 percent of respondents experienced at least three indicators of poverty including taking out payday loans, facing eviction or utility cutoffs.  
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TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers agreed to a budget outline on Friday that deals a body blow to Gov. Rick Scott’s top policy priorities, a move that will no doubt tempt the governor to wield a heavy veto pen. The spending plan agreed to by the House and Senate’s top budget-writers includes no money for a $250 million pot of economic incentive money that has been pushed for hard by the Scott administration and Enterprise Florida, the state’s private-public economic development arm that Scott chairs. The Senate included the $250 million in its proposed spending plan, but the House did not. Senate budget chief Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said that he agreed to lose the funding to help reach a middle ground with the House. “We both came off the floor in very different places, as we worked through those against the clock because it's clear if we were going to get out on time and get back home, something was going to have to give,” Lee said. Read more in POLITICO 
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Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

Episode 47: Delay, Delay, Delay

THE ROTUNDA - This episode debuts a Monday release and explores the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on the presidential campaign. Gomes also talks with Politico’s Matt Dixon about the Florida Legislature’s budget divide along with other hot-button issues at session’s midpoint. What does it mean to be a Conservatarian? Gomes chats with National Review staff writer Charles C.W. Cooke about his book, The Conservatarian Manifesto. Also, with tax season in full swing, the president of the Florida Institute of CPAs Deborah Curry offers up important tips for filing taxes in 2016.    
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