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The Lemieux Report

6/30/08…..www.thelemieuxreport.com

Came on late…7/1/08….

Topic 1…..Everglades Land Negotiations…

BCbythesea…not often does this writer disagree with Lemieux…but on this project…we differ…seems he is still in the Chief of Staff mode for Gov. Crist…seeing the “rosy” picture for this acquisition….

Topic 2…Climate Change…

BCbythesea….Talk of FPL unveiling solar energy in DeSoto County…located near the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral…and Martin Power near Indiantown….No report of the LNG gas port…..being addressed……FPL increase 8%…in the news today….

Topic 3….Tax Swap opposition……

BCbythesea…..Opposition to Amendment 5 from the Taxation Board….bringing advocacy groups together to kick off a campaign against it… in previous Lemieux Report…….

Topic 4…….SCOTUS and The Second Amendment……

BCbythesea….the right to bear guns…and the emphasis this ruling will bring to the Presidential campaign…on who will chose the next judges to sit on the Supreme Court….

Topic 5…….Economy Update………

BCbythesea….Florida Taxwatch group…explains that Florida peaked in its economy in 7/06….followed by the nation in 8/07….the Florida economy is declining at a rate of 8% per unit measurement…while the national economy decline is only 1%…. one explanation…with business expansion and population leveling off…the current economic downturn may seem statistically worse than it is….

Things To Watch….

1. Gov. accepts Fl. Supreme Court resignations…

2. Long shots to become V. P.

BCbythesea…no Crist is not on the long shot list….

3. New Chief Justice….

BCbythesea…Peggy Quince…will serve in this position…which rotates every 2 years….

4. The Kennedy Court….

BCbythesea….Justice Kennedy has no assumed the Sandra Day O’Connor role…”Swing Justice”….

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