“Corcoran is a fearless political marksman who uses laws, rules, tweets, videos, lawsuits and sheer nerve to lay waste to what he calls “a culture of corruption” in Tallahassee.” –Tampa Bay Times
Due to passionate public input and the remarkable political will of Senate President Joe Negron, last Wednesday, SB10, passed its first goal, the Florida Senate. Today, TC Palm’s headline reads: “Gov. Rick Scott Supports South Reservoir to Curb Lake Okeechobee Discharges.” Amazing. Now, just the House of Representatives remains. And at the Florida House’s helm, is a very interesting man, Speaker Richard Corcoran.
In the news we have read about warring between the House Speaker and the Governor….Negron with his Harvard training stays above the fray, but of course is affected.
Today we are going to put aside the fighting and look deeper. And in doing so we just might find that Richard Corcoran is the “perfect match” to help the problems plaguing the St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon- because he helped write “Blueprint Florida,” in 2010, the blueprint to overcome corruption and special interest in Tallahassee.
Hmmm? Corruption? Special Interests? Need I name names? 🙂
Some have said this is hypocritical as Corcoran himself is a product of Tallahassee culture, but I say he is for real. It’s kind of like family… like it or not you are part of it, but in very serious ways as you grow up you don’t agree with parts of it. You want better, you want change, especially for your kids.
Let’s check the Blueprint out:
Here are some excerpts and the entire document is linked below. It reads like a manifesto for change. The goal is to leave a legacy by fighting special interests.
“Thomas Jefferson said, “One man with courage is a majority.”
“Our legacy may be forged in fires of resistance to new culture to which we have committed. There many be times where we hear the call to retreat to safety of self-preservation, the shelter of self-promotion, or the promises of security and ease made by the special interests. When those times come, we must remember our pledge to leave a legacy….”
“We desire a future generation to mark our service as a turning point in Florida’s history. The time when we turned toward independence and made our government truly accountable to the people who matter most, Florida’s citizens.”
“Our legacy can only be a gift for future generations if we choose today to put Floridians first no matter what he cost to our own political career. Working together we can crate an effective Blueprint for Florida.”
“We will all leave a legacy. Some will leave legacies that are truly gifts to future generations while others make choices that result in a legacy of burden. This should cause us to pause and consider why we’re doing what we’re doing. What we value the most will determine what kind of legacy we leave.”
Write Speaker Corcoran at the Florida House: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov
Articles on Richard Corcoran and Blueprint Florida:
Miami Herald, Blueprint Florida: (http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2015/09/richard-corcorans-manifesto-read-it-here.html)
Florida Politics, Blueprint Florida: (http://floridapolitics.com/archives/190525-read-here-without-downloading-richard-corcorans-manifesto)
Richard Corcoran: (http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/heres-how-richard-corcoran-stormed-floridas-capital-and-made-some-people/2315176)
Senate Bill 10: (https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2017/00010)
7 thoughts on “Speaker Richard Corcoran-His Blueprint, Our Legacy, SLR/IRL”
You impress your mother.
Jacqui the New-Press in Fort Myers ran the editorial from the treasure coast newspapers “here’s a chance to close voting loophole scam” is there any way you can put out the phone no of the CRC in your blog so people can voice their opinion. Of course the phone no. is 850 717 9550 or 850 717 9242 I don’t want to get you in any hot water however this is a freedom of speech issue. The editorial came out April 17 with your story in it. Good Luck Phil Director Calusa Waterkeeper
We can only pray. He could be the one to truly drain the Tallahasse swamp of special interest corruption based on his Blueprint Florida ideals.
We can only pray for a savior
Islamorada, Fl. Keys
You’ve impressed your Mom. Well done. Great story, great writing. I agree, what a way to create your own wonderful legacy. And do something historic for all of Florida. Maybe even get the war drums beating through out the whole country. Thanks for your insights Jacqui. Thanks Mr. Negron and Mr. Corcoran.
Mike, Thank you! Yes for the whole country we must inspire.