Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:
PolitiFact Florida: Have 40% of illegal immigrants simply overstayed their visas? – Sen. Marco Rubio said that while people sneaking into the United States is a legitimate problem, the immigration system is so broken that almost half of all immigrants who are in the country illegally entered through legal channels. “We have a porous border, meaning not just the border with Mexico, but 40 percent of people in this country, illegally, are overstaying visas,” the Republican Florida senator and presidential candidate said on Fox & Friends on July 22. Read more
Wasserman Schultz doubles down on stupidity; gets a new POUNDING on social media – Having flubbed the question once, it’d be a safe bet to assume that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would be better prepared the next time she’s asked to explain the differences between Democrats and socialists. But the Democratic National Committee chairwoman flailed away a second time Sunday when NBC’s Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press,” hit her with the very same question MSNBC’s Chris Matthews did on Thursday, answering much as she did then. Read more
Battle over Amendment 1 heats up this week— Another constitutional fight involving the Florida Legislature will be revving up this week. The issue is whether House and Senate members followed the requirements of a newly approved state constitutional amendment that mandated the state spend some $740 million on environmental programs, with a heavy emphasis on the purchase of endangered land. Read more
Illegal alien flees felony charges in a stolen car — tries to CHEW OFF his own fingerprints – File this one under bizarre. When Lee County, Florida, sheriff’s deputies stopped a 2015 Mercedes that had been reported stolen, the charges they racked up against the driver, Kenzo Roberts, didn’t stop at grand theft auto, according to NBC affiliate WPTV Channel 5 News. Roberts had in his possession three stolen credit cards, a concealed weapon and he was using fraudulent identification. Read more
No clear roadmap on Senate districts — After reaching an agreement last month with voting-rights groups, Florida lawmakers face the chore of going into special session in October to redraw Senate districts. But the agreement with the League of Women Voters of Florida, Common Cause Florida and others that legally challenged the Senate’s current map doesn’t list the districts that have to be changed. Read more
FYI: Florida Fish and Wildlife to accept bear hunting permit applications Monday
For more Florida political news, visit BPR’s FLORIDA NEWS page.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Florida Five: DWS draws serious primary opponent, Legislators haul in $28.5 mil. pre-session - January 18, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump’s ‘Freedom Kids’ take Internet by storm, Miami seeks help with Cuban migrants - January 15, 2016
- Florida Five: Trump rallies ‘noisy as hell majority’ in Fla., Senate passes historic water bill - January 14, 2016
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.