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DeSantis formally asks Trump to base Space Command in Florida

BY TAL AXELROD | thehill.com

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent a letter to President Trump Tuesday requesting that the United States Space Command be headquartered in Florida.

DeSantis touted the Sunshine State’s ties to both the military and space travel, suggesting its existing relations would make Florida an ideal location to headquarter the command.

“As the most military friendly state in the country with a fast-growing commercial aerospace industry, Florida is the ideal location for USSPACECOM. In addition to an already-existing infrastructure and a highly trained workforce, Florida has enduring relationships with both the Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,” he wrote.

U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command are already based in Florida, as are the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

“As the world’s premier gateway to space, Florida has been the departure point for more cargo and humans to space than any other place in the world, so I believe our state is the logical choice to base this new command. In addition to my request to the President, I have also directed Space Florida to make it a top priority to pursue and secure this new headquarters here in Florida,” DeSantis added in a follow up statement.     [...more]

Bill Galvano backs single-subject ballot proposals

By News Service Of Florida  |  floridapolitics.com

Senate President Bill Galvano lent support Friday to a measure that would limit ballot proposals by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission to single subjects.

The commission drew controversy last year when it put a series of “bundled” proposals before voters. As an example, one of the proposals, Amendment 9, combined a ban on vaping in workplaces with a ban on offshore oil drilling.

A proposal (SJR 74) that would limit future commission ballot proposals to single subjects has already cleared two Senate committees leading up to the 2019 Legislative Session.

“I think the single subject is certainly something that would improve the situation,” Galvano, a Bradenton Republican, said Friday      [...more]

Sheer Madness From Ms. Ocasio-Cortez

by BEN STEIN, opinion contributor | spectator.org

ow for the charming topics of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and the so-called “Green New Deal.” If ever there was a multi-pronged way to snatch Depression from the Jaws of prosperity, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez seems to have hit upon it.

Ms. AOC has discovered that the planet is warming to an alarming degree. Never mind that she is in no sense a scientist. Never mind that many climatologists say that climate change is a hoax — and many say it’s not a hoax at all. Never mind that there are many different possible causes of climate change and that human activity is only one of several possible culprits. Never mind that the huge bulk of air pollution spreading over the earth comes from China, far beyond the reach of our laws.

And India and Brazil and other places far beyond our legal control.

Ms. AOC has reached the conclusion that the earth is warming to a degree that will end all animal life on the planet in about 12 years. And she’s sure she knows who’s responsible. Corporate America is killing the earth, or so Ms. AOC is certain.

Ms. AOC has also noticed that America generates most of its power by burning coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as breeding immense herds of cattle which let off breathtaking amounts of flatulence. She has also noticed that while the economy is wildly prosperous, there is still some unemployment in America. She has a solution: The Green New Deal..      [...more]