December 20, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

Data driven: Brecht Heuchan makes data-crunching software for lobbyists

Brecht Heuchan, a lobbyist and political consultant, has developed a data-mining tool that takes much of the guesswork out of the political money chase. Heuchan's web-based software system, Contribution Link, combines 400,000 publicly available state-level donor records with layers of other demographic, geographic and marketing data to help candidates and their fundraising professionals create strategically targeted fundraising lists. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2013

The Effect of Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program on Florida

Last year, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes changes to the program's major components, including flood insurance, flood hazard mapping, grants, and management of floodplains. [November 2013] Read more »
Published on 11/20/2013

Kitchen is the mission for Florida's top chef

From promoting Florida's bounty abroad to teaching kids about healthy eating, state chef Justin Timineri has a full plate. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2013

PACE setters: Agencies that handle PACE programs in Florida

All of the PACE programs in Florida handle the applications from property owners and determine whether the applicants are eligible. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

What the Government Shutdown & Debt Ceiling Crisis Mean to Florida

The general downside of the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis is that it may cause a drop in revenue collections, a risky situation for Florida's upcoming budget projections. [October 2013] Read more »
Published on 10/15/2013

Tax advice for Floridians and businesses

With fewer tax-cut expirations on the horizon, there's less uncertainty. High-wage earners are facing higher taxes. Read more »
Published on 10/2/2013

Developing Story

A 20-year legal battle over a water management district's condition for development is over — sort of. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2013

Florida's ties to Israel

Florida is stepping up efforts to attract Israeli firms. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2013

State Capital: Florida's millionaire lawmakers

The net worth of Florida's wealthiest senators and representatives. Read more »
Published on 9/9/2013

Crime & punishment: Changes at Florida Dept. of Corrections

The Smart Justice movement has spurred criminal justice overhauls in some states, including Georgia. In Florida, reform is happening in fits and starts. Read more »
Published on 8/12/2013

Priorities for Eugene Pettis, new president of the Florida Bar

Eugene Pettis hopes to impart a sense of service through his presidency of the Bar. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2013

Jill S. Schwartz and Associates: Best Small Company - No. 1

Best Small Company employees answer the question, "What do you like best about your company?" Read more »
Published on 7/25/2013

Radey Law Firm: Best Small Company - No. 10

Best Small Company employees answer the question, "What do you like best about your company?" Read more »
Published on 7/25/2013

Suing Florida lawyers

Warren R. Trazenfeld takes other attorneys to task for legal slipups. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2013

Ethics, Sort Of

This year's legislative session produced eight laws dealing with ethics in government... Read more »
Published on 7/4/2013

Venezuela: No changes in fiscal policy

Those who hoped for an end to the late President Hugo Chavez's socialist rule had their hopes dashed in April... Read more »
Published on 7/3/2013

Florida's Legal Leaders (alphabetical list)

All 1,228 attorneys who were named "Florida's Legal Elite" are listed alphabetically in this article. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2013

High hopes for Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant

Florida Democrats are counting on new party Chairwoman Allison Tant to close the fundraising gap. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2013

Evidence of Excellence:
Florida Bar Board Certification Program

Celebrating the "30 year club" - the Florida attorneys and judges who have maintained their board certification since 1983. Read more »
Published on 6/6/2013

Senator Mel Martinez speculates on Jeb vs. Rubio

Senator Mel Martinez, Chairman of the Southeast and Latin America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., discusses whether Jeb Bush will go head-to-head with Marco Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Read more »
Published on 6/5/2013

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