Meet the candidates at a great catered old-fashioned political barbeque, and join us at the PBC GOP's 6th biennial Jamboree at the South County Civic Center on August 2.
“GOTV” – Get Out The Vote is Key to Victory
Atlantis July 3 – Veteran White House operative Kevin Foley reviewed the upcoming close Senate races before the Republican Club at their latest meeting, describing the necessity of winning six extra seats to take control of the Senate. He stressed the need to “GO TV” i.e. Get Out The Vote and bring disaffected Independents back into the fold. The burly ex-Marine interwove anecdotes from his service in the various Republican Administrations with his analyses of tight races, ranging from South Dakota as a given to North Carolina, Colorado, and Kentucky as real dogfights. He also made a point of attributing the self-identifying ...
“PBC is ours to lose in 2014 & 2016”
Atlantis June 5 – Attorney Bill Skinner has spent prodigious amounts of time, money, and effort in trying to straighten out the mess – the inequities, the biases, the injustices, the charlatanry, and the illegalities – that seem inherent in the DNA of Palm Beach County elections. He shared some of his accumulated wisdom with his fellow Central Republican Club members on Thursday night, which he has catalogued in a new book, entitled South Florida Election Law Handbook. “The elections of 2014 and 2016 are ours to lose,” he exhorted. “There are nearly 250,000 unregistered voters in PBC and our job ...
A Jolt of Adrenaline – Bill Skinner June’s Guest Speaker
Our own Bill Skinner, attorney, civic activist, community leader, and bon vivant will discuss the trials and tribulations of conducting a fair and uncorrupted election here in internationally renowned Palm Beach County. It's amazing how far our reputation has spread. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 5th, at Atlantis Country Club, with light hors d'oeuvres served beforehand. Your attendance could prove pivotal in the fateful elections ahead. So please bring a friend. First-time guests are warmly welcomed at no charge.
Weissert Warns of Pending Fiscal Tsunami
More than half of Florida’s local government pension plans are less than 70 percent funded, a situation that will drive the Sunshine State to an inevitable catastrophe, according to the nonpartisan, nonprofit Florida TaxWatch research institute. Robert Wissert, the RCCCPBC's guest speaker for April, warned the crowd that the archaic "Defined Benefits Plan" for municipal employees may fly under the radar, but it is the Tallahassee group's top priority. "By law these promises must be kept, yet Florida's localities are underfunded to the tune of $4 billion," Weissert said. "The Leroy Collins Institute at FSU rated 23 of PBC's 29 pension plans at ...