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October 13, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

Florida Chamber Poll: Likely Florida voters have negative feelings towards current presidential party front runners

Also in this poll: Florida constitutional amendments including medical marijuana and two solar amendments; Gov. Rick Scott's job approval; direction of the state. Read more »
Published on 9/30/2015

Broken breaks: Tax breaks that are difficult to change

Time can render some tax breaks unequal or unfair. But once enacted, they're difficult to change or eliminate. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Hard questions from Florida Bar President Ramon A. Abadin

The Bar's new president insists he's not being combative, just realistic. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Gov. Rick Scott announces Blue Origin to build new launch facility, create 330 jobs in Brevard County

Governor Rick Scott announced that Blue Origin has selected Florida as the site for the launch, manufacturing and support facilities for its Orbital Launch Vehicle (OLV) program. The project will create 330 new jobs and a capital investment of $200 million in the region over the next five years. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2015

The increasing importance of Hispanics to the U.S. workforce

The number of Hispanics in the civilian U.S. workforce more than doubled, from 10.7 million to 25.4 million workers between 1990 and 2014. Read more »
Published on 9/15/2015

Court-Ordered Protection

The direct-support organization that runs the University of Central Florida's athletics department is entitled to the same sovereign immunity protections as the university itself... Read more »
Published on 8/26/2015

Kerry presides over raising of flag at U.S. embassy in Cuba

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.S. Marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday, symbolically ushering in an era of renewed diplomatic relations between the two Cold War­ era foes Read more »
Published on 8/14/2015

Jon H. Gutmacher on lawyers, guns and poetry

Attorney Jon H. Gutmacher is among the state's top legal experts on gun and self-defense laws. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Farewell to Florida's ‘Development of Regional Impact' (DRI) Law

Florida's DRI process was meant to ensure that state and regional governments collaborated to review big housing subdivisions, major shopping malls and other projects whose traffic and environmental impacts extended beyond the border of a single city or county. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Florida's Top Lawyers Named by Peer Voting

The state's top lawyers are recognized in the 2015 edition of Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,131 honorees includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and non-profit attorneys. Read more »
Published on 6/23/2015

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville's leaders want more clout in Tallahassee

During the 2008 election cycle, six freshmen lawmakers from the Jacksonville area entered the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Learning curve: Attorneys deal with mountains of electronic data

Lawyers struggle with gleaning relevant information from mountains of emails and other electronic communications. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Gov. Rick Scott appoints nine to the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding

Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Nine to the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding Read more »
Published on 5/11/2015

With House and Senate adjourned, Gov. Scott to work on budget

Gov. Rick Scott: We will begin working immediately on a budget to continue critical programs & start conversation on healthcare access and cost Read more »
Published on 4/30/2015

Looking at the bigger economic picture

As new vice chairman of Enterprise Florida, attorney Alan Becker talks about his new role. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

Politics and Cuba

Florida businesses and legislators appear to be headed on a collision course as a number of Florida companies are exploring options with Cuba while hard-liners in the Legislature move to create more obstacles. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $35.4 billion in February, down $7.2 billion from $42.7 billion in January. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2015

Florida job demand reaches all-time high in February

Governor Rick Scott today announced that the number of online job openings in Florida reached an all-time high in February 2015 with a total of 292,249 openings (seasonally adjusted), according to data released by The Conference Board's Help Wanted OnLine. Read more »
Published on 3/10/2015

Governor Rick Scott's State of the State Address

Remarks as prepared for delivery to the Florida House and Senate, March 3, 2015 Read more »
Published on 3/3/2015

When leaders become lobbyists in Florida

In entering the lobbying business, former House Speak Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos took a path that is well trod from both sides of the aisle. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

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