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September 26, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

Cease Fire: HCA and Florida Department of Revenue reach tax-battle truce

Hospital chain HCA Inc. and the Florida Department of Revenue have settled a years-long corporate-income tax battle worth more than $60 million. Under the terms of the settlement, obtained by... Read more »
Published on 4/12/2016

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft from the IRS

For 2016, the IRS, the states and the tax industry joined together to enact new safeguards and take additional actions to combat tax-related identity theft. Read more »
Published on 4/8/2016

Strengthening retirement security by cracking down on conflicts of interest in retirement savings

Middle class economics means that Americans should be able to retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. But today, the rules of the road do not ensure that financial advisers act in their clients' best interest when they give retirement investment advice. Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 20 Bills into law

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following 20 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

FDC to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced that the agency seeks to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers statewide before July 1, 2017 to fill existing vacancies and account for projected turnover. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 14 bills into law

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the following 14 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

Governor Scott Signs Legislation for Juvenile Detention Costs

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 1322 which revises the cost-sharing relationship between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Florida's counties for juvenile detention costs. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

Gov. Scott on the future of Enterprise Florida and job creation in Florida

Enterprise Florida Board Members, The Florida Legislature sent a clear signal this year that they do not want to fund competitive economic development incentive programs. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

Gov. Rick Scott Thanks Bill Johnson for Bringing More Jobs to Florida as EFI President

On Monday, March 28, Governor Rick Scott announced that President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Bill Johnson, will be transitioning out of the organization that he has led since the beginning of the Governor's second term. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

Taxing corporations: Is a 2011 tax incentive working?

A number of states have started changing the way they tax corporations. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 68 bills into law

On Friday, March 25, Governor Rick Scott signed the following 68 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2016

Florida's unemployment rate drops to eight-year low

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in February, down from 10.7 percent in December 2010. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2016

Gov. Rick Scott Signs HB 819, 'Sunset Review of Medicaid Dental Services'

Gov. Scott's letter to Sec. Detzner Read more »
Published on 3/25/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 33 bills into law

On Thursday, March 24, Governor Rick Scott signed the following 33 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2016

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

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

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