March 23, 2018

Government/Politics & Law

Avis Budget Agrees to Change Billing Practices for Cashless Toll

The Florida Attorney General's Office obtained a court enforceable settlement agreement with Avis Budget Car Rental System, LLC which owns the Avis, Budget and Payless car rental companies. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2017

Florida Job Growth Fund to invest in new jobs and competitive communities

Gov. Scott, EFI and DEO have announced that the $85 million fund is now accepting economic development project proposals. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2017

Florida Jumps Texas to Become 2nd in Airline Passengers

Governor Applauds Federal Aviation Infrastructure Awards Read more »
Published on 7/10/2017

FJI settles landmark lawsuit against Florida Department of Corrections for violations of disability laws

Disability Rights Florida, Florida's federally-funded Protection and Advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities, has settled an historic federal lawsuit against the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) over its systemic failure to comply with federal measures intended to protect individuals with physical disabilities incarcerated throughout Florida's prisons. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2017

Florida Phasing Out Project AIDS Care, Other Medicaid Waivers

Thousands of Floridians living with AIDS could be losing financial assistance they say is essential to living a normal life, and some AIDS groups are worried the state won't carry through on its promises. Read more »
Published on 7/7/2017

SFWMD, USACE Take Emergency Action To Protect Wildlife From High Water

District's ongoing actions and Corps' latest temporary regulation deviations are reducing water levels in water conservation areas to protect the Everglades ecosystem from further harm. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Letter signed by Florida Reps. to Secretary Zinke, asking Zinke not to drill in Atlantic

The letter below was sent to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and was signed by Florida Reps. John Rutherford, Darren Soto, Bill Posey, Alcee Hastings, Matt Gaetz, Charlie Crist, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Frederica Wilson, Brian Mast, Dennis Ross, Val Demings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ted Yoho, Kathy Castor, Francis Rooney, Al Lawson, Ted Deutch, Ron DeSantis, Lois Frankel, Vern Buchanan and Stephanie Murphy. The letter was initiated by Rutherford, R-Jacksonville, and Rep. Don Beyer, a Virginia Democrat. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2017

Gov. Scott Announces Appointment of Jim Poppell as Secretary of the Florida Lottery

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jim Poppell as secretary of the Florida Lottery. Poppell will assume the role of secretary beginning July 10th. Secretary Tom Delacenserie left the Florida Lottery on June 2nd to pursue a new position in Kentucky. David Mica, who has served as chief of staff since 2016, has been the interim secretary at Florida Lottery. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2017

Florida voters are unaware of the Constitutional Revision Commission

A new survey from Florida TaxWatch finds that Florida voters are unaware of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) and its activities. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Jonathan Zachem tapped to head Florida's DBPR

Gov. Rick Scott announces the appointment of Jonathan Zachem as Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Miami Beach's mayor has an entrepreneurial touch

On a sunny afternoon in February 2016, Philip Levine, multimillionaire businessman/mayor of Miami Beach, came upon a FedEx truck blocking a lane of traffic on one of the city's main roads. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

On the map: Miami is an arbitration hub for international business disputes

Last summer, a special panel of judges met in Miami to hear claims by several construction companies that the Panama Canal Authority, which runs the canal, owes them $1.6 billion... Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Case studies: Some of last year's highest-visibility legal cases

From mortgage foreclosure lawsuits to open carry, private school vouchers and a contractor dispute involving a Trump-owned property, last year's legal rulings covered a wide spectrum of high-profile cases. The article begins with a look at a mortage foreclosure case: Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

A train wreck called Amtrak

President Trump wants to kill all the Amtrak trains in Florida, and I say let him. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Office of Supplier Diversity Kicks Off Mentor-Protégé Program for Small Businesses

Program designed to assist small businesses in learning firsthand about government contracting Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Gov. Rick Scott Signs 29 Bills Into Law; Vetoes Five

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Jimmy Patronis as Florida's Chief Financial Officer

Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed Jimmy Patronis as Florida' next Chief Financial Officer. Patronis will be officially sworn in this Friday, June 30, 2017, to replace CFO Jeff Atwater who is leaving to pursue a position at Florida Atlantic University. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2017

Despite support for Trump's Cuba policies, President's Job Approval Drops in Florida

A new Florida Atlantic University survey finds President Trump's job disapproval increasing 6 points in Florida since their March survey and now his overall job approval stands at 35% approve and 44% disapproval. Read more »
Published on 6/21/2017

Florida unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent in May

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida's unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest rate since August 2007. Read more »
Published on 6/16/2017

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