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The Lemieux Report

www.thelemieuxreport.com

6/2/08…link for full text…email service….

As stated previously…BCbythesea.. offers an overview….rather than expanded points of the past reports…

Topics covered….

Dem. Delegate decision….

a look at what took place on Sat…..1/2 vote for Fl. voters/super delegates…all Fl. delegates will be at Denver Convention this summer…Rep Robert Wexler…Obama supporter and super delegate was prominant with his proposal….

Hillary…52.5%/Obama…33.5%/Edwards….6.5%…of delegates

Look for challenges from Clinton …lawsuits…already made…and more to come over the constitutionality…for failure to count all the votes…

BCbythesea….1/2 vote for a voter…seems to defy the call the Dems stood by during the Fl. election fiascos of tthe past….

Tax watch Turkeys…

a non-profit/non-partisan group looked over the state budget …finding $110 million dollars of “turkeys” that were included without public review…for  hometown water/school construction…state universities…

the Gov. has the right to use a line-item veto…to keep spending in place…

BCbythesea….one government watch group call the “earmarks..another “pork”…we here in Fl. call them “turkeys!”…thanks to all watch dog groups….

New Resolution to challenge Save Our Homes…

new residents to Fl. are challenging the act and the expansion under amendment 1… under the equal protection laws …saying it is not fair they pay more in taxes than their neighbors with the 3% cap…

Lemieux says it is not unconstitutional to the new Fl. residents…due to the fact that whether they are new to the state…or not…any new homeowner has the same conditions…therefor…not a federal violation…

BCbythesea…this one will not go away…the cap will leave at some point down the line…with rolling re-appraisals done regularly… by the property appraisers…as money gets tighter…for the counties….states…

Global warming report…

Fl. Coastal & Ocean Coalition…released their report last week…as expected…the temps will rise…the impact will be dire…sea levels will rise…and change the acidity in the ocean…devastating the coral reefs/seafood industry….real  estate will go bust due to global warming…

Gov. Crist will continue to address the climate change issue/ the movement to address the issues will continue…

BCbythesea…contained within the usual catastrophic results of global warming  presented was some advice for even the skeptics to agree with…upgrading the storm water regulations…discouraging more development along the coast… taking away state funding/tax incentives and breaks….and taking into consideration the sea level rising when amending land use plans…

New Insurance Law….

Last week Gov.  Crist signed major insurance reform legislation….decreases ins. rates 15% statewide…makes Citizens continue be in a rate freeze until 1/2010…..the rate freeze will help out citizens trying to make ends meet… the future…more private ins. companies to come into the state and take a piece of the ins. pie …

BCbythesea….still need to see what exactly is put away for a catastrophic event by Citizens?….

Things to watch…

www.wallstreetjournal.com

articles on..Gov. Crist…health coverage/Fl. housing markets ups and downs…

Piper Aircraft expansion in Vero Beach…$32 million incentive package and public partnership…

Everglades lawsuit…mediation …Army Corp. of Engineers/South Florida Management District VS National Resource Defense Council…over Everglades Agricultural Area Resovoir…NRDC wants water used primarily for Everglades restoration project…fears it will go for industry…

check the Lemieux  Report for details….

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