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December 6, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

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

Florida's House and Senate are $1 billion apart on budget

There are many differences that must be resolved before Florida's House and Senate reach a final budget agreement. Some of the major differences are: Read more »
Published on 2/9/2016

Tax war: HCA and the Department of Revenue

Hospital chain HCA and the state Department of Revenue are fighting a decade-long battle over the company's tax bills that shows no signs of letting up. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Governor Rick Scott's 2016 State of the State Address

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Read more »
Published on 1/12/2016

Supreme Court of the United States: Hurst v. Florida ruling

"Held: Florida's capital sentencing scheme violates the Sixth Amendment in light of Ring." Read more »
Published on 1/12/2016

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Big lobbying firms in Florida wear multiple hats

Lobbying firms with many clients can sometimes find themselves on both sides of an issue. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

The 2016 Florida Legislature: Once more with feeling

For Florida lawmakers, the year brings with it the chance to take a mulligan. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

Florida Supreme Court approves overhaul of congressional maps

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a plan to overhaul state congressional boundaries that a judge had declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered, a move that jeopardizes several incumbents in the 2016 election. Read more »
Published on 12/2/2015

Florida's fiscal strength ranked 5th best nationally

Florida's fiscal standing grants the state the advantage of financial freedom moving forward. Due to the fact that the state does not carry large amounts of debt, Florida lawmakers can continue to invest in the state, and in new and emerging sectors that can make the state a national leader in areas like manufacturing, allowing Florida to financially stay ahead of the curve. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2015

The need for speed: Fast-tracking an interstate interchange

On Oct. 9, 2014, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the state would allocate $83 million to rebuild a chronically congested interchange at I-75 and University Parkway near the Sarasota-Manatee county line. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Rude awakening: Many foreign-born veterans think military service confers citizenship

When veteran Axel Runtschke walked into Tallahassee attorney Elizabeth Ricci's office, he changed her practice. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

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