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April 30, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Governor Rick Scott's 2017 State of the State address

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Good morning President Negron, Speaker Corcoran, and members of the Florida Legislature. Welcome Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera. I would also like to welcome: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner... Read more »
Published on 3/7/2017

U.S. Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare, critics pounce

Long-awaited legislation to dismantle Obamacare was unwrapped on Monday by U.S. Republicans, who called for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor in a package that drew immediate fire from Democrats. Read more »
Published on 3/7/2017

Gov. Rick Scott to deliver State of the State address today

Speech excerpts as prepared for delivery Read more »
Published on 3/7/2017

Trump signs new travel ban order, Iraq left off

The White House official said the new executive order also ensures that tens of thousands of legal permanent residents in the United States - or green card holders - from the listed countries would not be affected by the travel ban. Read more »
Published on 3/6/2017

Chris Hart resigns as CEO of Enterprise Florida

Today, Chris Hart IV resigned as CEO of Enterprise Florida, the public-private partnership that promotes economic development in the state. Hart had only been the CEO for two months. Below is his resignation letter to the Board of Enterprise Florida: Read more »
Published on 3/6/2017

U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer Joins Holland & Knight as Head of Global Compliance and Investigations Team

Holland & Knight has announced that Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, will join the firm as a partner in its Miami office. Mr. Ferrer will lead the firm's Global Compliance and Investigations Team, which focuses on corporate compliance and government investigations within the firm's White Collar Defense Practice. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2017

Carlos Beruff appointed Chairman of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission

Governor Rick Scott has appointed Carlos Beruff as Chairman to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). Read more »
Published on 3/2/2017

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Can Invade Taxpayers' Wallets Too

Antibiotics have changed the face of healthcare – reducing mortality and improving the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. However, the overuse of these powerful tools of intervention has led to antibiotic resistance that now threatens the future of our health and costs taxpayers, businesses, and the healthcare system millions each year in treatment expenses and lost productivity. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2017

Health Group CHAIN Issues Legal Warning To New Rival

For 18 years, Florida's voice for expanding health-care coverage has been a group known as Florida CHAIN. But now two of CHAIN's former employees are launching their own non-profit, called Florida Consumer Health Alliance. That has set up a power struggle among former colleagues. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

Florida Republican lawmakers push for Medicaid block grants

Top Florida Republican lawmakers are heading to Washington D.C. soon to discuss potential healthcare changes with their Congressional counterparts. They want President Donald Trump's administration to blockgrant Medicaid funding. But some Floridians worry the sick and the poor will lose their health insurance. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

The Issues: What's on tap for Florida's Legislature

A tighter state budget and promises of spending cuts put pressure on a host of legislative priorities. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Heavy Hitter: Florida Speaker Richard Corcoran wields power

Florida's new speaker of the House wields more power than any speaker in decades. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Tele-health bill passes House subcommittee

Under a tele-health bill approved by the House Subcommittee on Health Quality, advanced registered nurse practitioners would be able to practice independently of doctors. The measure is raising some concerns. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2017

FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU law dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Gov. Scott: Florida sets another tourism record

112.8 million tourists visited Florida in 2016 Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Senate President Remains Mum On Fracking Ban

The issue of hydraulic fracturing has long been highly controversial in Florida, and now it's opening up a fissure in the Republican-led Senate. There are competing fracking bills, and the chamber's leader is staying mum on where he stands. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

CFO Atwater Announces Future Plans

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater anounced today that following the 2017 Legislative Session he will be accepting the position of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer of Florida Atlantic University. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Gov. Scott: CFO Atwater has fought for Florida families

Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the news that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will be joining Florida Atlantic University following the 2017 Legislative Session. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Study shows free legal services for the poor are good for business

The Florida Bar Association is trying to make the case that programs which provide free representation by civil legal aid advocates in certain cases, should be funded because they are good for the economy. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Highway Safety Agencies Across Florida Launch “Arrive Alive”

Statewide initiative seeks to reduce fatalities on Florida's roadways Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

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