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April 25, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Sen. Marco Rubio joins colleagues in introducing legislation to uthorize fve VA medical leases in Florida

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today joined a group of 16 other senators in reintroducing the Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act, legislation that would authorize pending leases for 24 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities in 15 states, including five in Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2017

Butting heads: Orange County's property appraiser clashes with big business

It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Rick Singh, the elected property appraiser in Orange County, came out of nowhere. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

A budding area: Medical marijuana attracts niche law practices

As Florida prepares to implement an expanded medical marijuana market recently approved by voters, David Kotler has been inundated with cannabis-related work. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

Gov. Scott proposes $618 million in tax cuts

The governor kicks off his “Fighting for Florida's Future” tax cut tour Read more »
Published on 1/25/2017

Attorney General Bondi sues tobacco companies for violating settlement obligations

Attorney General Pam Bondi today filed an enforcement motion against ITG Brands, LLC f/k/a Lignum-2 LLC (ITG) and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) to enforce the explicit terms of the tobacco settlement agreement dated Aug. 25, 1997. Read more »
Published on 1/19/2017

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

Mixed reaction in Miami's Little Havana Read more »
Published on 1/13/2017

Justice Barbara Pariente: 'The Questioner'

There are seven justices on the Florida Supreme Court. But on the morning of March 4, 2015, every eye in the courtroom was fixed on one judge in particular... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

How to save Florida's taxpayers $2 billion annually

A report from Florida's Government Efficiency Task Force (GETF) details 29 recommendations that would improve government operations while saving hard-working Florida taxpayers' money. The potential cost-savings the state could realize if these recommendations were implemented could exceed $2 billion annually. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2016

Economic Preview 2017: Florida on path to sustainable growth

Report from Florida TaxWatch says 2017 should bring sustained growth to the Sunshine State as people continue to find jobs and payrolls increase. Read more »
Published on 12/21/2016

Gov. Rick Scott appoints Alan Lawson to Florida Supreme Court

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alan Lawson as the 86th Justice to the Florida Supreme Court. Justice Lawson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry. Read more »
Published on 12/16/2016

AIF Workers' Compensation Task Force: 'Workers' compensation system concerns prove to be justified'

News release from the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Read more »
Published on 12/14/2016

Senate workers' comp overhaul promises to be a chore

Senate leaders are promising to take a comprehensive approach to overhauling Florida's workers' compensation system as business groups rail against a pending 14.5 percent rate hike. Read more »
Published on 12/14/2016

Back to school For FL House with 'Legislator University'

Committee meetings for the state legislature are right around the corner, and House leaders are hoping to make sure new and returning lawmakers are ready. The House is holding a two day series of seminars it calls Legislator University. Read more »
Published on 12/8/2016

Gov. Scott proposes 5% pay raise for law enforcement in 2017

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a five percent pay raise for all sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2016

Chris Hart named new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida

Gov. Scott: Chris Hart Will Fight for Florida Jobs as New EFI Leader Read more »
Published on 11/30/2016

Florida crime down in the first half of 2016

rime continues to fall across Florida according to the 2016 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report. The report shows Florida's crime volume dropped 3.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2015. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2016

Rubio: History will remember Fidel Castro as an evil, murderous dictator

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro: Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Broken bond: Miami is only municipality the SEC has sued twice

Ongoing securities violations makes Miami the only municipality the SEC has sued twice. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Juvenile crime down in Florida - arrests hit 40-year low

Statewide, juvenile arrests dropped another 7 percent in the last fiscal year, which resulted in a six-year decline of 37 percent. Read more »
Published on 11/14/2016

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