Charlotte Co. State Rep. Mike Grant wants Tallahassee to dictate to local Government

Grant’s bill would prohibit local governments from enacting or imposing new regulations on businesses after July 1, 2019, unless the local governing body can publicly justify such requirements are essential to protect public health, safety, or welfare; that the regulations do not “adversely affect the availability of the business’ services to the public”; and that…

Emperor turns back on human rights

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s Note: The following letter to the editor written by Charlotte Co. DEC Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was published Tuesday, March 12, in the Sun. Editor: North Korea is guilty of murder, rape and forced abortions, yet our president “fell in love” with its ruthless leader. Trump actually said he believes Kim Jong-un when…

Why Miami won’t be hosting the 2020 Democratic convention (and Milwaukee will)

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez selected Milwaukee on Monday as the site of the party’s 2020 presidential convention, choosing America’s heartland — and perhaps his heart — over the melting pot of Miami. Rejecting a pitch based around South Florida’s waterfront views, diversity, deep-pocketed donors and experience in hosting major events, Perez chose to…

MailChimp Email Marketing Manager

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For Democrats, 2020 race for Florida cash and talent is ‘wide open’

Democrats lining up to challenge President Donald Trump have barely begun to tap fundraisers or woo voters in Florida, leaving money and campaign talent up for grabs in the nation’s largest swing state. Only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar — have active finance operations in Florida, and some veteran operatives in the state…

New Sunshine Deal State Budget

 Download the New Sunshine Deal State Budget Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee and House Democrats unveiled the New Sunshine Deal — the first budget proposal from Democrats in over two decades. The New Sunshine Deal is a progressive and fiscally responsible budget that addresses the challenges facing Florida families. The House Democrats budget cuts taxes for working families,…

Trump in trouble in Florida poll

Donald Trump is in trouble in Florida, a state that’s crucial to his reelection hopes. Just 40 percent of Florida voters said they believed the president should be reelected, while 53 percent were opposed to a second term, according to a new Bendixen & Amandi International poll. (Read more in Politico.com)

Florida pollster for Donald Trump, Rick Scott listed in new House Judiciary investigation

The House Judiciary Committee announced a corruption and obstruction investigation into President Donald Trump on Monday by asking for documents from 81 people and entities tied to the White House, the Trump campaign and the Trump Organization. Included on the list is Tony Fabrizio, one of Florida’s best-known Republican pollsters and a key architect of Rick…

Blue Gala speaker, FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo, on Ron DeSantis’s State of the State Address

Today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement on Ron DeSantis’s State of the State address: “Ron DeSantis showed his true colors today as a far-right politician who is determined to destroy our public schools, demonize our immigrant communities, and do nothing to expand access to health care. On education and immigration,…