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July 29, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

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

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

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

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