Florida GOP leaders back Betsy DeVos for U.S. Education secretary

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With Betsy DeVos’ U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on tap today, some notable Florida conservatives have unsurprisingly put their backing behind the billionaire charter school and voucher advocate to become the federal education secretary. Former Gov. Jeb Bush, a key early promoter of charters and vouchers, penned a piece in USA Today calling Donald Trump’s choice “inspired.” “Betsy will fight hard to …

SGLF Aids Lawsuit Against Gov. McAuliffe’s Unlawful Executive Orders for Felons

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) announced that it is supporting a lawsuit brought against Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for his executive order restoring political rights to felons. The lawsuit, Howell v. McAuliffe, brought by state legislative leaders including Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell and Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, argues that the …

Study Doubts Economic Benefits of Municipal Broadband

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A study released today by a conservative policy group concludes that municipalities should build out broadband networks only as a “last resort” and should instead work to encourage private investment in those networks. “The debate over municipal broadband networks is heated, and a central question in the argument is how these government interventions into the business of building digital networks …

SGLF Launches Ad Buy Promoting Lt. Governor Kinder’s Support for Seniors

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) today released a digital advertisement promoting Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder’s extensive record of fighting for Missouri seniors. The five-figure ad-buy is set to run for two weeks in Missouri, with the goal of reminding Missourians of the many ways Kinder has sought to fight for those who have already given so …

More governor’s-race posturing, this time from supporters of Jon Husted

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It’s beginning to look a lot like 2018: We are seeing a potentially unprecedented level of posturing for a gubernatorial race that is nearly three years away. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor began preparing two months ago for a crowded Republican primary by increasing her public profile and launching a political organization. And now a “nonprofit group is … running ads …

SGLF Launches Radio Ad Buy Promoting Commissioner Chaney’s Record of Success

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Today, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) launched a radio ad buy on the Mississippi Gulf Coast promoting state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney’s extensive record of fighting to protect Gulf Coast residents. The radio ads will run for one week and serve to remind Mississippians of the steps Commissioner Chaney has taken while in office to look out for those …

State Government Leadership Foundation makes ad buy supporting Mike Chaney

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SGLF Launches Multi-Platform Ad Buy Promoting Commissioner Chaney’s Record of Success Today, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) launched a multi-platform ad buy – including radio and digital – on the Mississippi Gulf Coast promoting state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney’s extensive record of fighting to protect Gulf Coast residents. The ads will run for one week and serve to remind …