Julio Robaina

Legislative sessions are starting to wind down across the country. Some folks are celebrating small victories, others are gearing up to try again next time and still others are waiting to see whether governors sign or veto the bills that arrive on their desks. Once all the dust settles, will the homeowners be better off this year than they were last year? How many of the bills that passed will benefit individual owners? And how many of the bills that failed should have passed? And when all is said and done, what does it all really mean anyway?

On the Commons with us this week is Representative Julio Robaina. Julio is one of those rare politicians who considers himself a public servant. At a time when many of his colleagues are afflicted with a strong case of arrogance of power, Julio remains very much a man of the people. Please join us On The Commons this Saturday, May 19, 2007. We’ll ask this upbeat, energetic legislator how the homeowner friendly bills fared in this year’s legislative session and we’ll find out what is in the works for the future. Copyright OTC Multimedia Productions 2007

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Jan Bergemann

Your rights and your wallets are at risk every time congress is in session. Whether conjuring new and improved ways to strip you of rights or coming up with new and creative ways to separate you from your possessions, more often than not you are worse off by the time the legislative session ends. But what happened to all the campaign promises that were made in order to get the votes? And why would anyone propose and support laws that would harm their constituents? Are there any winners in this game?

On the Commons with us this week is Jan Bergemann. Jan, president of the Florida based Cyber Citizens for Justice www.ccfj.net , has tirelessly fought for the rights of the individual. He is also very outspoken and not afraid of good, old fashioned plain talk when it comes to explaining the ins and outs of what is going on in Florida politics. Please join us. We’ll find out what happened to the bills that were designed to protect the citizens

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