Monday, May 27, 2013

Our digest of, and commentary on today's Florida political news and punditry.

Jebbie brings his union hating message to Michigan

"Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two past presidents who is a possible 2016 candidate himself, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at this week's Mackinac Policy Conference, organized by the Detroit Regional Chamber [of Commerce] with input from [Michigan Gov. Rick] Snyder, who has taken a hands-on approach to agenda setting at the annual event since taking office in early 2011."

"More recently,"
Bush wrote an editorial for the Washington Times praising Snyder for signing controversial right-to-work legislation into law. While critics say the measure, which prohibits union dues or fees as a condition of employment, will drive down employee wages and weaken bargaining power, Bush said it will make Michigan more competitive with other states, such as Florida, that already enacted similar policies.
"Jeb Bush and Rick Snyder: A political match made for Mackinac Policy Conference".


Republican Rubio, who "holds himself up as a devout free marketer who thunders against government 'picking winners and losers'" nevertheless "voted to preserve the federal sugar quota program that ensures consumers pay higher prices for cereals, candies and a host of other sugar products." "Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics".

"Prayer at government meetings"

"High court case may affect prayer at government meetings".