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August 29, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

No limits: A Hillsborough County legislator may serve 14 years

A set of legal and political maneuvers may enable a Hillsborough County legislator to evade term limits and serve a 14-year term in the Florida House. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

FAU poll finds Trump edging out Clinton in Florida

Republican nominee Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida 43 to 41 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson taking 8 percent, Green Party candidate Jill Stein 2 percent and 5 percent undecided, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI). Read more »
Published on 8/25/2016

Workgroup to focus on increasing public safety in Florida's courthouses

Thousands of our citizens seek justice and the peaceful resolution of disputes within the walls of Florida's courthouses each day. The safety of our courts is all the greater when people see violence erupt in their own streets and communities as they have this summer, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said Monday, when he announced a new workgroup to study local courthouse security. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2016

Understanding Amendment 4: Tax exemptions for solar devices or renewable energy source devices

Amendment 4 would authorize the Legislature to exempt the assessed value of solar or renewable energy source devices from the tangible personal property tax, and to authorize the Legislature to prohibit such devices from being considered in assessing the value of real property. Read more »
Published on 8/19/2016

Revenue Estimating Conference for Florida's General Revenue Fund - Executive Summary

For the 2015-16 fiscal year, total collections were virtually on forecast, ending the year $50.6 million or 0.2 percent above estimate; however, this outcome masks differences between revenue sources that show one of the major sources significantly above and two others significantly below their respective estimates. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2016

Florida, Pennsylvania Senate races close, Quinnipiac University swing state poll finds

Florida - Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio with 48 percent and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, the Democrat, at 45 percent, too close to call. Read more »
Published on 8/11/2016

Suffolk University Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 6 Points in Florida

With fewer than 14 weeks to go before the November presidential election, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in both two-way and four-way Florida ballot scenarios, according to a new Suffolk University poll of Florida likely general-election voters. Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

Purple state, high stakes for Florida

This election year features a blizzard of races that could reshape both state and national politics. Nobody knows what to expect. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Florida TaxWatch provides comprehensive guide to local government taxing and spending

“How Florida Counties Compare” is an in-depth look at billions of dollars in taxpayer money Read more »
Published on 7/15/2016

Gov. Scott activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for small businesses affected by algal blooms

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida's Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. Read more »
Published on 7/14/2016

Donald Trump overtakes Hillary Clinton in Florida, new Quinnipiac University swing state poll finds

With a drop in grades on honesty and moral standards, Democrat Hillary Clinton loses an 8-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, and finds herself in too-close-to-call territory. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2016

Ft. Lauderdale attorney Bob Butterworth appointed to the Florida Bar Foundation Board

Fort Lauderdale attorney Bob Butterworth has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2016

Duval County likely voters poll shows mixed feelings about pension tax

A new poll of likely voters in Duval County by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida shows that support for the pension tax plan is not universal. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2016

Data Mine: Key economic indicators show Florida's economy is strong

Key economic indicators -- nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index -- show Florida's economy is strong. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2016

Florida road project has nine lives

Each time it seems to die, a road project in Polk County rises again. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

UF's law school dean Laura Rosenbury

Last summer, Laura Rosenbury began a five-year contract at the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, becoming the first female permanent dean in the school's history. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Lawsuits on credit: Funding litigation in Florida

Companies and law firms are turning to third-party funders to pay for expensive lawsuits or to give them advances on settlements that haven't been paid yet. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

A new line of business: Legal funding

Attorneys Elizabeth and Michael Pekins decided to start Momentum Funding shortly after both sensed an opportunity. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Gov. Scott to allocate $26.2 million for Zika preparedness

On Thursday, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will use his emergency executive authority to allocate $26.2 million in state funds for Zika preparedness, prevention and response in Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2016

Schifino Becomes The Florida Bar's 68th President

Tampa attorney William J. Schifino, Jr. was sworn in as the 68th president of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention on June 15 to 18 in Orlando. Read more »
Published on 6/23/2016

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