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As an elected Florida State Representative, Bob Rommel believes that government does best when it promotes economic opportunity, personal responsibility and limited government. Stay informed on the political issues of the day with great guests and insights.

As an elected Florida State Representative, Bob Rommel believes that government does best when it promotes economic opportunity, personal responsibility and limited government. Stay informed on the political issues of the day with great guests and insights.
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As an elected Florida State Representative, Bob Rommel believes that government does best when it promotes economic opportunity, personal responsibility and limited government. Stay informed on the political issues of the day with great guests and insights.




A Historic Session with Ray Rodrigues #17

Will people look back on the 2019 legislative session in Tallahassee and say it was historic? Bob welcomes Ray Rodrigues to the podcast. He is a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 76th District. He believes people recognize this year as a historic one for the state. First, they start with legalizing vouchers in education and empowering parents. This a fight that was a quarter of a century in the making. Next, they discuss the reforms in health care, including...


The End Of Session Wrap Up #16

Bob talks about the conclusion of the 2019 Legislative Session in Tallahassee. The most important job was a balanced budget. Once again, Florida showed the rest of the country how you can have an increase in the budget without raising taxes! How were they able to accomplish this? There was an increase in funding for the Everglades, major steps in healthcare reform and a historic year in education reform. Plus, Bob talks about his work on the Assignment Of Benefits Bill that he worked on. HB...


Tallahassee Update with State Rep. Randy Fine #15

It's the second to the last week of the 2019 session in Tallahassee and it's been an emotional week. Today, State Representative Randy Fine from District 53 joins the show! Together, they discuss Amendment 4 and why the people who brought the amendment to the voters are now suddenly moving the goalposts? Next, they talk about the 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill. We should have immigration in the country, but we must have a process. What's the argument against the bill? Randy talks about HB 797 which...


Latest From Tallahassee and HB1335 on Abortion #14

We are finishing up week 5 in the Florida Legislative session and Bob brings you the latest news. First, he talks about some of the frustration he has with the news out of the nation's capital regarding the Mueller Report. When will we start to talk about the positive things that President Trump has done? Next, he talks about 2 bills that are being discussed in Tallahassee. One is the HB1235 dealing with Legal Notices. Are politicians in Tallahassee prepared to save the taxpayers money? He...


Tallahassee Update And Consumer Choice #13

Bob gives a live update from Tallahassee. There are only 3 weeks left to go and the real push is on. First, he talks about one of the most important issues that he has been working on, Assignment of Benefits. Where does it stand in the legislature? Next, he talks about Speaker Jose Oliva's priority this year which is Healthcare Reform. Where do we stand on prescription drug legislation and bringing down costs? Plus, what about Telemedicine? Choice in all of these areas will help to bring...


Florida Commissioner Of Education Richard Corcoran #12

Bob has a conversation with Richard Corcoran, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives who currently serves as the Education Commissioner of Florida. He talks about his own history of becoming active in state politics leading up to his position today. Together, they discuss the current state of education in Florida and some of the problems that need to be addressed. How does he feel about choice in education? Why do charter schools get far less funding than public schools and...


Updates on Amendment 4, AOB and Medical Marijuana #11

It has been a busy finish to Week 3 the in the Florida Legislature. One of the early bills signed into law was Smokable Medical Marijuana in the state. He talks about some of the concerns he has with the law, including driving while impaired and making sure safety measures are in place to protect consumers. Next, Bob talks about his chair on Civil Justice and the problems in the state with abuse of the Assignment Of Benefits rules. What is it and how is it hurting all Floridians? Plus,...


Tallahassee Update and Speech On Campus # 10

Session has started in Tallahassee and Bob gives us an update. On the Civil Justice side, they are trying to put the scales of justice back in balance. He talks about the battles with the Trial Bar Attorneys in trying to bring down the price of insurance in the state. Plus, Bob talks his concern over the freedom of speech on college campuses. What is the ACLU doing to help? Are legislators in the state capitol ready to take on this issue? It's a battle that Bob has talked about many times...


Ep. 9 - A Frederick Douglass Republican with KCarl Smith

What does it mean to be a Frederick Douglass Republican? KCarl Smith joins the podcast. He is a former Army officer and motivational speaker who has become a sought-after Political Activist. His quest is simple: To re-ignite America’s passion for Liberty and to help shape a new Republican Party. Together, they explore the issue of race relations and the GOP. How did the political Left turn the narrative against the Conservatives? Find out how a commitment to the Constitution can lead to the...


Ep. 8 - Florida and More with State Senator Joe Gruters

Bob Speaks with Joe Gruters, Chairman of the Florida Republican Party and a member of the Florida Senate. They both joined the Florida House in 2016 and much has changed. Joe talks about how he began his path to political life and how he was one of the first people to endorse Donald Trump for President. Together they tackle some of the big issues of the day in both Florida and the nation, including border security, sanctuary cities, crime and some of the budget issues that plague the...


Ep. 7 - A Conversation With Former Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott

Bob sits down with Former Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. As a third generation native of Lee County, he has seen the area grow along with its needs. Together they talk about the early days of his career and why he decided to pursue law enforcment. Bob speaks of the many issues facing police officers today. From society challenging police officers to the media who scrutinize their every decision, he talks about a world that is much different than when he was young. How big of an effect did...


Ep.6 - Criminal Justice Reform with Sean Pica

Criminal justice reform has been discussed in our country for many years, and now we have it in law at a national level. But what about at the state level? What does it entail and what can be done with those now in prison to get ready for life on the outside? Bob speaks with Sean Pica from Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison, which provides college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women. Sean talks about his own 16-year...


Ep. 5 - Shutdown, School Safety and Civics with Joe Whitehead

Bob sits down with Joe Whitehead from The Joe Whitehead Show in Naples and Adam Kinnick to talk about the Government Shutdown, School Safety and Civics in America. The recent shutdown just ended but did it accomplish anything? What are the best ways possible to secure our schools and protect our kids? Is arming teachers the answer? Also, on the heels of Florida Governor Ron Desantis calling for civics to be taught in schools, why are so many people comfortable with the idea that it's NOT...


Ep. 4 - A Choice In Education with Jane Watt

There is nothing more critical to a child’s success in life than a quality education. So how do you challenge the status quo and fight to improve and expand educational options for American families? Bob speaks with Jane Watt, founder of Marco Island Academy. They talk about her efforts to start a new charter school on Marco Island. Even though the community was hesitant to support her at first, she would rally political heavyweights and the neighbors next door to support her worthy endeavor...


Ep. 3 - The Free Speech Battle with Chris Hudson

It's hard to imagine that we are having a battle over free speech all over this country. Why is the First Amendment under such an attack? Bob welcomes Chris Hudson from Americans For Prosperity to talk about the issue. They talk about the concerns at college campuses across the state and the nation, from safe spaces to free speech zones. Why did the Florida House need to pass a bill to protect our Constitutional rights and what steps can we take today to strengthen those rights? Find out on...


Ep 2 - Division In Our Country with Byron Donalds

We hear about it often. The division that's in our country today. But how did we get here? Is there one political party more responsible than the other? Bob has an open and honest conversation with Florida State Representative Byron Donalds. They discuss the tough racial issues facing the state and the nation. How did the Democrat party become the party of Civil Rights when the Republicans were the party that always fought for it throughout our history? Can we ever solve these issues moving...


Ep. 1 - Welcome to The Rommel Report

Welcome to Episode 1 of The Rommel Report! Bob talks about growing up in a hard-working small town where most families struggled just to survive. He grew up with parents that focused on hard work and respect for others which taught him valuable life lessons. As he talks about his life, you will understand how he grew to believe that government does best when it promotes economic opportunity, personal responsibility and limited government. An opportunity he hopes to see every American...