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Florida Governor Signs Forfeiture Reform into Law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that requires law enforcement to make an arrest before seizing property believed to be connected to a crime and increases the evidentiary standard the government needs to permanently keep seized property. The bill also offers procedural reforms, such as a $1,000 filing fee and $1,500 that the government needs to pay before beginning forfeiture proceedings against seized property. The bond would be payable to the property owner if the government fails to produce evidence that the property is connected to illicit activity.

04/05/2016
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously Passes Florida House, Heads to Governor's Desk

The momentum for civil asset forfeiture reform continued Tuesday. The Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed SB 1044 less than a week after it passed the state Senate without opposition. SB 1044 requires law enforcement to make an arrest before property believed to be connected to a crime is seized and requires the government to present proof beyond a reasonable doubt before property can be forfeited to the state.

03/08/2016
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Economically Free States Are the Most Successful

The benefit of America’s federalist system, in which the states are largely free to set their own laws and regulations, is that these “laboratories of democracy” allow us to see what works and what doesn’t in terms of economic success. While there are numerous pitfalls in examining economic statistics, due to the wide variety of variables involved, you can learn a lot by seeing where people choose to live. People generally flock to locations where they can get a good job, raise their children as they please, and afford a decent standard of living, all things that directly relate to economic freedom.

02/09/2016
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FreedomWorks holds Grassroots Summit in Florida

FreedomWorks held a Grassroots Summit just outside of Orlando, Florida this past weekend to mark the sixth anniversary of the 9.12 rally in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12, 2009.

09/14/2015
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Florida, Maryland are the latest states looking to protect property through civil asset forfeiture reform

The tsunami of state-level civil asset forfeiture reforms continues to build as the Florida and Maryland legislatures are considering bills that would take small steps toward protecting innocent people's property from government overreach. The state legislatures that have passed or are considering civil asset forfeiture reforms include Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia.

04/10/2015
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FreedomWorks for America Congratulates Ted Yoho in FL-03 Primary Victory

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks for America activists across Florida’s third district are celebrating a victory for fiscal conservative Ted Yoho in his Republican congressional primary.

08/26/2014
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Top Ten Reasons to Support Ted Yoho for U.S. Congress in FL-3

Ted Yoho voted to stop the IRS from targeting non-profit groups based on their political views.

08/25/2014
Governor Rick Scott Withdraws Florida from Common Core Test
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Governor Rick Scott Withdraws Florida from Common Core Test

Today, Florida Governor Rick Scott fought for children in his state and for the 10th Amendment in one fell swoop. He did this by removing Florida from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARC), the consortium creating Common Core tests, of which Florida was the fiscal agent.  Scott’s executive order began:

09/23/2013
Florida Sets a High Bar for Education Reform
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Florida Sets a High Bar for Education Reform

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed a new educational reform bill into law which some are calling “an education revolution.” This bill is aimed at revamping high school education in the state of Florida that will lead to more students being able to get a job upon graduation. 

04/23/2013
Meet Karen Harrington - She's Taking on DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz
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Meet Karen Harrington - She's Taking on DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz

Meet Karen Harrington - Republican Candidate For Florida's 23rd District She's taking on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in district that looks more and more like it could swing right.

06/19/2012

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