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May 2, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

Bartering produces taxable income and reporting requirements

Bartering is the trading of one product or service for another. Often there is no exchange of cash. Some businesses barter to get products or services they need. For example, a gardener might trade landscape work with a plumber for plumbing work. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2016

Gov. Scott highlights recent job growth at VOXX International

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott highlighted recent job growth at VOXX International Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of automotive, consumer accessories and premium audio products. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2016

More sunshine, fewer budget turkeys as lawmakers spend billions of taxpayers' dollars

Florida's elected lawmakers put fewer secret spending projects into the budget in the waning days of this Legislative session, but improvements are still needed to guarantee taxpayers have full openness, transparency and accountability when lawmakers spend their money. Read more »
Published on 3/18/2016

The Florida Bar members shouldn't ignore marketplace changes

Bar President Ramón Abadin spoke to the Board of Governors about challenges facing the legal profession, particularly in a rapidly evolving market. Read more »
Published on 3/17/2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott endorses Donald Trump

Scott calls on Republicans to come together. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2016

Obama picks moderate for Supreme Court as Senate battle looms

President Barack Obama nominated veteran appellate court judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, setting up a potentially ferocious political showdown with Senate Republicans who have vowed to block any Obama nominee. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2016

Rubio ends White House bid after humbling home­state loss

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, having lost his home state of Florida despite support from a party establishment worried about the rise of billionaire Donald Trump. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2016

Florida's January 2016 employment figures released

Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in January 2016, down 0.1 percentage point from the revised December 2015 rate of 5.1 percent, and down 0.7 percentage point from 5.7 percent a year ago. There were 492,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,764,000. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

Gov. Scott: More than one million jobs and $1 billion in tax cuts in Florida

36,000 Jobs Added in January 2016 Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

Florida Senate President Gardiner notes key legislation passed during the 2016 Legislative Session

The Florida Senate concluded the 2016 Legislative Session with final passage of a balanced budget, broad-based tax relief for Florida's families, and several other key pieces of legislation that will now be sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2016

Trump buries Rubio 2-1 in Florida GOP primary, Quinnipiac University poll finds

And Kasich is trying to catch Trump in Ohio. Read more »
Published on 3/10/2016

Snapshot of Florida voters

An electorate profile of Florida from the U.S. Census Bureau Read more »
Published on 3/9/2016

Gov. Scott signs 16 bills into law, including one to fight human trafficking

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 545 into law which establishes harsher penalties for individuals who commit human trafficking and protects victimized children from being convicted for criminal charges. Read more »
Published on 3/8/2016

Factbox: The race to the U.S. presidential nominations: How delegates are selected

The following is a guide to the nominating process: Read more »
Published on 3/2/2016

Trump, Clinton capture key wins on Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took big steps toward securing their parties' presidential nominations on Tuesday with a series of state-by-state victories, but their rivals vowed to keep on fighting. Trump's rivals Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, emphasized their determination to remain in the race. Read more »
Published on 3/2/2016

Florida Bar: Young lawyers division survey finds gender bias

Bar President Abadin enlists support from bar membership to address gender disparity issues Read more »
Published on 2/29/2016

Government

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Trump trumps Rubio among Florida Republicans, Quinnipiac University Poll finds

Trump trumps Rubio among Florida Republicans, Quinnipiac University Poll finds; Leadership is important factor in race Read more »
Published on 2/25/2016

Florida's House and Senate are $1 billion apart on budget

There are many differences that must be resolved before Florida's House and Senate reach a final budget agreement. Some of the major differences are: Read more »
Published on 2/9/2016

Tax war: HCA and the Department of Revenue

Hospital chain HCA and the state Department of Revenue are fighting a decade-long battle over the company's tax bills that shows no signs of letting up. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

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