Capitol Report for Week Ending May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
The Florida legislature completed the 2017 regular legislative session on Friday, May 5th. A one-day special session ended around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8th with passage of an $83 billion state budget. The legislature needed the special session because it didn’t come to a final agreement on the budget in time to allow for the 72-hour waiting period between printing the budget and voting on it.
Corrine Brown Fraud Deprived Children in Need & Betrayed Her Constituents
May 11, 2017
Today’s verdict confirms that Congresswoman Brown exploited the generosity of her constituents, other Floridians and contributors outside the state to enrich herself with funds those donors understood would provide scholarships for needy students. Her disgraceful conduct betrayed her solemn promise to “bear true faith and allegiance” to the Constitution and “faithfully discharge the duties” of her office.
Capitol Report for Week Ending May 5, 2017
May 6, 2017
The Florida legislature has completed the ninth week of the 2017 regular legislative session. It should have been the final week of the session, but lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on the budget in time to meet the required 72-hour period between finalizing the budget and voting on it.
Trump Executive Order Will Encourage Some Religious & Charitable Groups to Flood Elections with More Secret Money
May 4, 2017
Today’s executive order is just an expansion of the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United decision which opened the floodgates of secret money into our elections, taking the buying of influence from elected officials into the shadows and away from public view.
New Spending Bill Makes Lawbreaking Easy for Government Contractors
May 3, 2017
Six hundred twelve pages into the 1,665-page bill that will keep our government open until September lurks a sentence that will make Congress and the president – assuming he signs it – partners in corrupting our elections and government contracting process