Greg Steube Introduces Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act
By: Kevin DerbyDate: October 22, 2019 – 2:15pmA freshman congressman from Florida is championing a proposal to streamline state income tax collection for Americans who take out of state temporary work assignments. U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., announced on Tuesday that he had introduced the “Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act” which U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-SD, and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced in the U.S. Senate back in February.&nbs
Companion Bills Seek Restoration of Florida’s Pre-2001 Judge-Selection Process
By: JOHN HAUGHEY THE CENTER SQUAREDate: October 22, 2019 – 7:00amTwo South Florida Democrats have filed companion Senate-House bills seeking to restore the state’s former judge-selection system to restrict partisan domination of the process and encourage diversity. Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, filed Senate Bill 86 and Rep. Al Jacquet, D-Riviera Beach, introduced House Bill 379, last week. Both want the composition of the state’s 26 state judicial nomination commissions (JNC) that vet state court nominees before submitting finalists to the governor to each include only three gubernatorial appointments instead of nine.
Senate Rules Committee Narrowly Upholds Governor’s Wishes to Remove Broward Sheriff
By: Dara Kam News Service of FloridaDate: October 22, 2019 – 7:00amIgnoring the conclusions of a Senate special master, a key committee voted along party lines Monday night to uphold Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ouster of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. The Senate Rules Committee’s 9-7 vote was a prelude to a Wednesday vote by the full Senate, which is meeting in a special session to decide the embattled law enforcement official’s fate.
Bilirakis, Matsui Call for Reauthorization of Federal Cell-Transplant Program
By: Kevin DerbyDate: October 22, 2019 – 7:00amFrom his perch as one of the chairs of the Congressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is championing a proposal to reauthorize the cell transplantation program named after a longtime Florida congressman.&nbs
Al Lawson Calls for Congressional Select Committee on Student-Athletes
By: Kevin DerbyDate: October 22, 2019 – 7:00amNow in his second term, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., continues to concentrate on college student athletes, calling for a new congressional body to “focus on the well-being and rights of our nation’s student-athletes.” Lawson, who lettered in basketball and ran track during his undergrauate career at Florida A&M University, called on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to create a Select Committee on Student-Athletes.