Saint Petersblog — Conservative group opposes solar amendment following Tampa debate

Posted 04/14/2015

Saint Petersblog “Conservative group opposes solar amendment following Tampa debate” April 13, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie Following a debate last month, a Tampa Bay group that says it promotes a return to constitutional government and free markets has come out against a proposed constitutional amendment that would encourage the use of solar energy. Floridians for Solar Choice …

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Saint Petersblog — Solar bills falter in Legislature while ballot initiative rolls on

Posted 04/10/2015

Saint Petersblog “Solar bills falter in Legislature while ballot initiative rolls on” April 10, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie With a solar energy constitutional amendment proposed for the 2016 ballot, a pair of bills designed to provide tax savings for residents who install solar on their homes appears dead in the 2015 legislative session. SB 400 by …

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Saint Petersblog — Growth bill critics target “constrained” agricultural parcels language

Posted 04/07/2015

Saint Petersblog “Growth bill critics target “constrained” agricultural parcels language” April 7, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie, Florida Politics Critics of a wide-ranging House growth management bill say that a section would undermine local development planning by requiring approval of agricultural lands that are nearly surrounded by development. HB 933, by Rep. Mike La Rosa, a Republican …

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Florida Politics — Growth Bill Critics Target “Constrained” Agricultural Parcels Language

Posted 04/06/2015

Florida Politics “Growth Bill Critics Target “Constrained” Agricultural Parcels Language” April 6, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie Critics of a wide-ranging House growth management bill say that a section would undermine local development planning by requiring approval of agricultural lands that are nearly surrounded by development. HB 933, by Rep. Mike La Rosa, a Republican from St. …

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Context Florida — Dan Peterson: Buying more land isn’t Amendment 1’s first priority

Posted 04/02/2015

Context Florida “Dan Peterson: Buying more land isn’t Amendment 1’s first priority” April 2, 2015 By Dan Peterson A major debate is taking place in the Florida House and Senate over public policy regarding water and the allocation of Amendment 1 funds. Various special interests are striving to make their voice the most influential regarding …

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“A Lottery Called Amendment 1″ — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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“EPA Overreach Will Shrink Florida’s Economy” — Spring Journal 2015

Posted 03/17/2015

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Orlando Sentinel — Exploring Gulf could help U.S. achieve energy independence

Posted 03/11/2015

Orlando Sentinel “Exploring Gulf could help U.S. achieve energy independence” March 11, 2015 By J. Robert McClure 1977, President Jimmy Carter established the U.S. Department of Energy, with — among other things — the goal of making America completely energy independent. We have pursued this laudable goal in a variety of ways, through the development of traditional …

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SaintPetersBlog — Jeff Brandes’ renewable bills pass first stop, group opposes solar amendment

Posted 03/10/2015

SaintPetersBlog “Jeff Brandes’ renewable bills pass first stop, group opposes solar amendment” March 10, 2015 By Bruce Ritchie A bill that would place a renewable energy tax exemption amendment on the ballot in 2016 passed their its committee stop on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Americans for Prosperity-Florida held a press conference to its opposition to a different …

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Statement from Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy at The James Madison Institute, regarding the AFP Press Conference on Solar Energy Proposals

Posted 03/10/2015

Statement from Sal Nuzzo, vice president of policy at The James Madison Institute regarding the AFP Press Conference on Solar Energy Proposals:  “The James Madison Institute stands for the principles of limited government, free markets and equality of opportunity. We fully support the concept of expanding Florida’s use of renewable energy, but it should be done in the context of …

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