Issues

Let's Move Forward

Florida is one of the fastest growing states in America, in both population and jobs. However, wages have stagnated and unemployment among younger age groups has continued. We need to re-think our approach to growing Florida’s economy and the opportunities offered to students and low-skilled workers. If we want higher paying jobs, then we need to develop a higher-skilled labor force. This means embracing alternative education options as a pro-growth strategy.

“With the right leadership, we can transform Florida into a trailblazer in today’s new economy.”  — Rosy Palomino

The opportunities of the New Economy allow people to quickly re-train into higher wage position. These “new,” high-growth industries are the driving force of economic growth, are based on vocational training and apprenticeship programs. These industries are technology oriented such as Internet-based business (think Amazon.com and Uber) and biotech where rather than a traditional 4-year degree and specialization, these jobs can be learned after a 3-month course, 12 month to 2-year program.

Over the short term, supporting measures to reduce costs for existing businesses and start-ups is important. These measures immediately give business-owners more capital to reinvest into their companies leading to new hires across the board. Similarly, reducing the cost of living for homeowners through property tax and windstorm insurance reform will increase their purchasing power and spur consumer spending.

Focused on our "Quality of Life"

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Our 3 E’s for Florida is a simple approach to tackling our “Quality of Life” issues in Tallahassee. You can also read our longer format issues page for details.

Presenting our 3 E’s for Florida: Economy, Education and the Environment

Important Issues

ICON - ECONOMY

Let’s Move Forward on Job Creation:

Cut taxes like the commercial lease tax and help small businesses hire and grow. Foster innovation like solar energy to reduce costs and Gov 2.0 accountability standards to reduce government waste.

ICON - TRANSIT

Let’s Move Forward on Transit:

Reduce traffic delays with upgrades to signalization and encourage public transit investment. Keep us moving forward!

ICON - HEALTHCARE

Let’s Move Forward on Healthcare:

Advance market-based solutions to control rising healthcare costs while improving quality and access.

ICON - ENVIRONMENT

Let’s Move Forward on the Environment:

Create a Conservative plan to dedicate Amendment 1 funding for new urban parks and promote a clean Biscayne Bay. Return our kids to the outdoors again and end the “Obesity Bubble.”

ICON - STEM

Let’s Move Forward on Education:

Promote parental choice, better pay for teachers and student access to vocational and STEM programs.