Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:
For Donald Trump, South Florida makes it rain — dollars, that is – Donald Trump is a creature of New York. But when he comes to South Florida, it’s still a homecoming. The Donald has been a fixture in local power circles for three decades — and pulled in more than $90 million last year from the properties he owns in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Read more
NFL’s Dolphins want $3 million a year in taxpayer subsidies, Daytona Speedway may be next – The home of the Miami Dolphins is the first to take the field seeking state money in 2016 for stadium projects, though such spending could continue to run into opposition in the Florida House. South Florida Stadium LLC, which oversees Sun Life Stadium, has again applied for up to $90 million in sales-tax dollars — up to $3 million a year over 30 years — as part of at least $350 million in renovations at the stadium that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has said he will pay. Read more
Update: Winners and losers in the Senate district lottery –This process has been as clear as mud but, alas, we have figured out who resides in which districts based on the numbering of the two maps that will be presented by Senate Reapportionment Chairman Bill Galvano on Friday. The Senate arrived at the second set of numbers Thursday using a random process – not too different from the Lotto balls and the tumbling cage used four years ago to randomly select which districts got the odd or even assignments. Read more
Florida Gov. Scott wants $250m to lure jobs to state — Florida Governor Rick Scott is asking for $250 million in order to lure jobs to the state. Scott says the “Florida Enterprise Fund” would allow Florida to compete against other states trying to land manufacturers and other companies. He announced the proposal Thursday during a meeting of the state’s economic development agency. Read more
Lawmakers push poverty commission – 17 percent of the state’s population is living in poverty. Lawmakers say it’s about time to bring groups together and start coming up with real solutions. D’Andrea Williams is one of more than three million Floridians in poverty. “It’s hard making ends meet. I don’t want to stay where I’m at, but I want to get out of where I’m at to have a better foundation for my family,” she said. Read more
For more Florida political news, visit BPR’s FLORIDA NEWS page.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Florida Five: DWS draws serious primary opponent, Legislators haul in $28.5 mil. pre-session - January 18, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump’s ‘Freedom Kids’ take Internet by storm, Miami seeks help with Cuban migrants - January 15, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump rallies ‘noisy as hell majority’ in Fla., Senate passes historic water bill - January 14, 2016
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.