Economic Growth & Business Development
As an entrepreneur and small business owner herself, Jaime understands the importance of the investment in small businesses. To stimulate and maintain a successful economy we need more minority owned businesses. We need to focus investments on women entrepreneurs, student startups, and startups for innovative business strategies and opportunities. Small businesses create jobs within the private sector, which promotes economic growth.
As a coastal state, Floridians have a responsibility to protect our natural habitats and eco systems. Jaime is not opposed to stricter regulations that adequately protect our wetlands and sea life. Ensuring adequate and effective budget assignments is necessary to support and protect our environment.
Jaime is committed to making our schools and communities safer places to learn, live, and work. We must not be reactive but, proactive when facing public safety issues.
Public Education Funding & Reform
Properly allocating funds for our public-school system is paramount for the growth of our children. Proper funding and budget assignments ensure equal education opportunities for all children. Demanding alternatives to the stifling effects of standardized testing and scripted curriculum is vital to public education reform.
Decriminalization/Legalization of Marijuana
Civil citations vs. criminal infractions for simple possession of marijuana can help to reduce crime and crime rates. Educational programs and affordable fee-based regulations for medicinal usage are vital to the overall health of Floridians.
Criminal Justice Reform
Allowing our elected Judges to have discretion when administering a sentence in the court of law can ultimately change the direction of our criminal justice system. Reducing mandatory minimums, eliminating prison sentences for low level, nonviolent offenses and improving reentry services can solve our high rates of recidivism.
Increase Minimum Wage
Legislation should not be revisiting livable wage policy each year. A 6-year plan allows us to get on track with the annual cost of living increase. A $.75 increase in 2019 and a $1.00 increase each year to follow.
Adequate & Affordable Healthcare
Extending Medicaid to all Floridians. Jaime is dedicated to putting people before profit and ensuring that Floridians have a healthcare plan they deserve.