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May 22, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

FIU Law Dean Acosta nominated for U.S. labor secretary post

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU law dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Gov. Scott: Florida sets another tourism record

112.8 million tourists visited Florida in 2016 Read more »
Published on 2/16/2017

Senate President Remains Mum On Fracking Ban

The issue of hydraulic fracturing has long been highly controversial in Florida, and now it's opening up a fissure in the Republican-led Senate. There are competing fracking bills, and the chamber's leader is staying mum on where he stands. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

CFO Atwater Announces Future Plans

Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater anounced today that following the 2017 Legislative Session he will be accepting the position of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer of Florida Atlantic University. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Gov. Scott: CFO Atwater has fought for Florida families

Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the news that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will be joining Florida Atlantic University following the 2017 Legislative Session. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Study shows free legal services for the poor are good for business

The Florida Bar Association is trying to make the case that programs which provide free representation by civil legal aid advocates in certain cases, should be funded because they are good for the economy. Read more »
Published on 2/10/2017

Highway Safety Agencies Across Florida Launch “Arrive Alive”

Statewide initiative seeks to reduce fatalities on Florida's roadways Read more »
Published on 2/2/2017

Gov. Scott awards $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced 34 grant awards for Zika virus research following his authorization of $25 million in state funds for Zika research and vaccine development last fall. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2017

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

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