As an African American, I would unequivocally acknowledge that conditions have improved and changed for Black people since the sixties. There is a Black president and family in the White House, and there are more Black mayors and local/state politicians than ever before in the history of the country. These are irrefutable facts and it appears that America is turning the corner, and Blacks should be content and satisfied.
The President of the Florida Senate Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) would like to congratulate the 2013 Florida Legislature for an historic session that was extremely productive and transformational. I am always amazed by the level of bills that are introduced and passed in 60 days by the Florida Legislature. At this point I am still wondering if this is enough time to get the job done properly, because our governor has signed over 20 bills and most Floridians don’t have any idea who they will help or hurt.
"Every Person In The State Of Florida Should Be A Republican"
At the Lincoln Day Dinner, Governor Scott made this statement, and I think he believed it. Maybe he forgot that President Obama won the election, and the Democrats carried the state of Florida. Governor Scott must not read polls, and he refuses to make a public statement on his Lieutenant Governor who has just resigned, and embarrassed the state and the Republican Party.
Governor Scott has been taking a victory lap around Florida because some of the teachers will receive a raise of $2,500 and state sales tax on new manufacturing equipment has been eliminated. Each school district will determine the requirements to qualify for the raise and many teachers believe they won’t receive any money. They think that many of the superintendents will create too many hoops to jump through to qualify for the raise.
This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.
On Tuesday evening a group of local candidates got together to debate a few issues. This wasn’t called a debate, but rather an election conversation. This conversation was hosted by The Experience Christian Center located at 1224 26th St. Orlando, Fl.