Florida legislators say ‘no’ to ‘corporate welfare’

Florida legislators say ‘no’ to corporate welfare| Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) was recently forced to downsize, dramatically, after the Legislature rejected its bid for $250 million to attract companies to Florida, which some deemed “corporate welfare.”  Governor Rick Scott blamed the Legislature for EFI’s demise and ordered its board of directors to make $6 million…

Florida ‘Campus Carry’ bill clears final House committee, ready for floor vote

A bill (HB 4001) that would allow concealed carry license holders to possess their firearms on public college campuses cleared, the Judiciary Committee, its final Florida House committee hearing, on Thursday, November 19, 2015. It was previously reported favorably by the Criminal Justice Committee and the Higher Education & Workforce Subcommittee. The legislation will be up for a…

Florida: 2015 Legislation: HB 4005/SB 176 Would allow Licensees to Carry Weapons or Firearms Into a College or University Facility

HB 4005/SB 176 Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms Click to follow HB 4005 (sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota) Click to follow SB 176 (sponsored by Greg Evers, R-Pensacola) General Bill   by Steube (CO-SPONSORS) Baxley; Combee; Diaz, M.; Eagle; Hutson; Raburn; Stone; Van Zant Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms: Deletes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees…

LFN calls HB 7053 / SB 684 “corporate welfare”

Liberty First Network calls HB 7053 / SB 684 “corporate welfare.” “HB 7053 reauthorizes the State Economic Enhancement and Development Trust Fund (SEED). This is a long name for what amounts to a corporate welfare fund. The SEED trust fund allocates taxpayer money to huge corporations in the name of economic development. Granting “economic incentives”…