Economy

Florida Legislation Will Halt EPA Overreach and Increased Energy Costs

Much has been made recently about the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest regulatory push in what it calls its “Clean Power Plan.”  But a critical point that is often missed in debates is how these types of heavy-handed regulations impact underserved communities–like American Hispanics. With the Clean Power Plan, the Big Government bureaucracy in Washington threatens […]

FACT SHEET: The Sad Truth About Puerto Rico

  GOV. GARCIA PADILLA’S RECORD SHOWS FISCAL AND ECONOMIC FAILURE Sustained Economic Decline, Pension Shortfalls, Job Losses & Brain Drain GDP shrank by almost 2% in 2014 63 plants closed in 2014 Lowest labor force participation rate in the Western Hemisphere at 41% 14% unemployment rate The Economist predicts that Puerto Rico will be the […]

HLF Launches Ad Campaign Focused on Puerto Rican Economic Crisis

Failed Policies of Governor Alejandro García Padilla Have Led to Massive Job Losses and Uncertainty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Hispanic Leadership Fund is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening working families by promoting common-sense public policy solutions that foster liberty, opportunity, and prosperity for all. “Puerto Rico can no longer afford the policies of Governor García Padilla,” said Mario H. López, President of HLF. “With 14 percent unemployment, a […]

Puerto Rico in Economic Crisis

Garcia Padilla’s Policies Bring Hard Times

Most Americans agree that we are still going through tough economic times.  Although too often news regarding the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is overlooked, there is a growing crisis there that is garnering attention in Washington and elsewhere.  Puerto Rico faces historic economic challenges, but the worst part is that Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s […]

Real Tax Reform Can Help Grow Jobs Here at Home

Dealing with the Corporate "Inversion" Controversy

An issue that has created significant waves this past summer is the massive expansions of companies seeking refuge from the U.S. corporate tax code by reincorporating overseas (commonly referred to as “inversion”).  There appears to be consensus among both Republicans and Democrats that this systemic problem with the tax code that requires comprehensive reform.  However, […]

HLF Launches Alliance for Innovation and Development

Encouraging "innovation, economic growth, and opportunity for all"

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today the Hispanic Leadership Fund announced the launch of the Alliance for Innovation and Development (A4ID), a coalition project that focuses on the promotion of new and innovative solutions to meeting the challenge of sustainable, long-term economic growth and development. The Alliance will highlight policy ideas from a variety of sources that focus […]

HLF Grades President Obama and Governor Romney on the Issues

Lopez on CNN Discussing Romney’s 47% ‘Controversy’

The media is making much hay from a video that was taped back in May of Mitt Romney saying that 47% of people on government assistance will not vote for him.  We agree with Gov. Romney that it was not a well crafted statement, and also with others who point out that the calculus is […]