Florida House leaders support Betsy DeVos in letter

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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and state Reps. Jose Oliva and Jose Felix Diaz have signed on to a letter supporting Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump‘s pick for Education Secretary. They’re among nearly 150 “state-level elected leaders in all 50 states” who say they support DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor who carries financial and political clout. Oliva is expected 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 …

SGLF Re-Launches HustedRecord.com on Secretary of State Jon Husted’s Fight for Ohio Voters

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WASHINGTON, DC — The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) today re-launched a five-figure digital ad campaign highlighting Secretary of State Jon Husted’s commitment to Ohio voters. The ad buy and corresponding website — HustedRecord.com — will run in the Cleveland area through Friday, July 22nd. “As Secretary of State, Jon Husted has embraced new technologies and championed innovative reforms to make …

SGLF Re-Launches KinderRecord.com on Lt. Governor Peter Kinder’s Fight for Missourians

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WASHINGTON, DC – The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) today re-launched a multi-issue, five-figure digital ad campaign praising Lt. Governor Peter Kinder’s record as a constitutional conservative and defender of Missouri values. The ad buy and corresponding website – KinderRecord.com – will run in multiple markets through Friday, July 15th.  “A public servant of nearly 25 years, Peter Kinder always …

Op-Ed: The Failures Of Government-Owned Internet

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The rapid advancement of technology in recent decades has led to many peoples’ lives becoming increasingly digitized. Whether through shopping, keeping track of finances, getting a ride somewhere or keeping up with friends, the internet is an integral part of everyday life. Yet some areas in America still don’t have access to quality high speed internet. This is mainly because …

Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Leads SGLF Sponsored Delegation to Israel

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Delegation met with Prime Minister, Key Industry Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) led a delegation of seven lieutenant governors to the state of Israel. The eight-day trip was sponsored by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF)—a strategic policy partner of RLGA—with the aim of stimulating economic development and trade and fostering new partnerships between Israel and state level …

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 …

Muni Broadband Should Be ‘Last-Ditch Effort,’ State Republican Group Says

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Friends and foes of municipal broadband networks clashed Wednesday over who should be pre-empted—state or local governments—after a conservative state leadership group released a paper Wednesday saying municipal networks should be deployed only as a last resort. The paper, commissioned by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) and written by Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford, supported state laws restricting …