August 31, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

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

Florida Supreme Court orders redrawing of some U.S. congressional districts

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the redrawing of some of the state's U.S. congressional districts before the 2016 elections. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2015

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

Legislators to know

Power in the Florida Legislature is heavily concentrated in the hands of House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) and Senate President Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Changing Dynamics: Gov. Rick Scott vs. lawmakers

The Florida Legislature returns to Tallahassee on March 3 to convene its annual 60-day lawmaking session, following an election that saw Republicans reclaim a super-majority in the House of Representatives and maintain their control of the 40-member Senate. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

The Communications Services Tax: Time for a change

With Florida's Regular Session right around the corner, legislators will once again have the opportunity to provide financial relief to Florida families, especially those of low income. A reduction in the Communication Services Tax (CST) will impact the vast majority of Floridians and businesses. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2015

Governor Rick Scott's Cabinet Remarks (as prepared for delivery)

Prepared for the Cabinet meeting, held at the Florida State Fair, Thursday, Feb. 5 2015. Read more »
Published on 2/5/2015

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