December 12, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Sen. Bill Nelson files tax-relief bill to help victims of hurricanes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, to provide some much needed tax relief to individuals and small businesses hit hardest by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read more »
Published on 10/4/2017

Attorney General Bondi Issues Subpoenas in Debris-Removal Investigation

On Monday, Attorney General Pam Bondi issued investigative subpoenas to three debris-removal companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Read more »
Published on 10/3/2017

Gov. Scott declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria to support Puerto Rico

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-259 declaring a State of Emergency in all 67 Florida counties in response to Hurricane Maria's catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico. Read more »
Published on 10/2/2017

Hot water: SeaWorld faces class-action lawsuits and investigations

In June, Orlando-based Sea-World Entertainment disclosed that it has received subpoenas from both the DOJ and the SEC. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Calling the shots: GrayRobinson law firm gives Mayanne Downs full control

GrayRobinson's organizational structure gives Mayanne Downs power that other law firm managing partners lack. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Retaining A+ Talent

Deferred compensation has long been a tool organizations use to recruit and retain high-performers. However, the strategy can backfire if agreements aren't established properly. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

Gov. Scott activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for small businesses damaged by Hurricane Irma

Today, Governor Rick Scott activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2017

Federal Family Continues Response and Relief Operations Following Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is actively coordinating the efforts of dozens of federal agencies as recovery and relief efforts following Hurricane Irma continue, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, and Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma

Like Harvey, Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File; Additional Relief Planned Read more »
Published on 9/13/2017

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Florida

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, just hours after Governor Rick Scott's request, President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration. Read more »
Published on 9/11/2017

Senator Galvano files legislation to expand Bright Futures scholarhips

On Wednesday, Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) filed Senate Bill 4, the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018. Read more »
Published on 8/31/2017

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following Monday's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Avis Budget Agrees to Change Billing Practices for Cashless Toll

The Florida Attorney General's Office obtained a court enforceable settlement agreement with Avis Budget Car Rental System, LLC which owns the Avis, Budget and Payless car rental companies. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2017

Florida Supreme Court warns of scams telling people to appear in court or pay money to courts

The Florida Supreme Court is warning of several widespread email and phone scams that try to trick people by saying they must come to a Florida state court to face charges or must pay money related to a Florida state court action. Read more »
Published on 8/4/2017

Ken Lawson: Partnership Importance and Visit to Miami

Ken Lawson, President & CEO of Visit Florida, writes about a recent trip to Miami. Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Florida Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace the Nation

Florida Leads Largest States in Job Growth Read more »
Published on 8/3/2017

Gov. Scott: New Proposal Will Prohibit Florida from Doing Business with Maduro Regime

Florida Stands with the Venezuelan People Against Upcoming Maduro Controlled Constituent Assembly Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

Gov. Scott to Propose $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement Agencies

Proposed Funding Would Double Current Year Investment Read more »
Published on 7/27/2017

Report: Homeowners Trapped by Repeated Flooding Under Troubled Flood Insurance Program

The nation's flood insurance program has repeatedly rebuilt some of the most flood-prone properties in the country, unintentionally setting a trap for owners of modest homes who would prefer to move out of harm's way, according to a new national report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

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Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala

Sting performed with the Florida Orchestra for their 50th anniversary gala Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker belted some of his biggest hits while conductor Michael Francis led the orchestra.

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