March 1, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

Barney Bishop Steps Down from Associated Industries

He was CEO of the business lobby for six years. Read more »
Published on 10/12/2011

1. Business Climate

"Florida is open for business, your business." -- Gov Rick Scott Read more »
Published on 10/10/2011

Tampa 2012

Political conventions don't pick nominees anymore, serving instead as giant networking events -- and business bonanzas for the host community and state. Read more »
Published on 10/3/2011

Hold Your Horses, Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott is hankering for Florida to mimic Texas in churning out jobs. Here's what Florida can -- and can't -- copy from the Lone Star State. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2011

1-800-New-Rules?

High-profile ads are earning for-profit lawyer referral services unwanted attention. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2011

Ron Sachs is a Firebrand, Rebranded

Sixteen years ago, Republicans were placing bets on Ron Sachs' professional demise. Today, they're hiring him. Read more »
Published on 9/7/2011

Editor's Column: Teeth Needed

New dental schools bring attention on Florida's role in allocating precious resources. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2011

Alvin Brown's the New Mayor in Town

He's Jacksonville's first African-American mayor. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2011

Florida Lawyer Stacey Giulianti Knows Insurance Law...

.. from the inside out. Giulianti used to do battle against insurance companies; now he works for one. Read more »
Published on 8/18/2011

Florida Bar President Scott Hawkins is On Guard

He's keeping a close eye on the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2011

Keeping Politics Businesslike

In Jacksonville, the recent mayoral race shows all politics isn't national. Read more »
Published on 7/21/2011

Courtroom Drama: Is it ethical to hire actors to portray witnesses?

Drama, acting skills, theatricality -- all have a place in the courtroom. Read more »
Published on 6/14/2011

?Habla GOP?

A group of young Republicans, including Jeb Bush Jr., is trying to put GOP leaders in better touch with Hispanic voters. Read more »
Published on 6/8/2011

Norman Braman is a Hard-headed Reformer

Dissatisfied with county government, businessman Braman proposed his own set of reforms. Read more »
Published on 6/3/2011

Florida Chamber of Commerce is a Business Heavyweight

The Florida COC is one of the most influential business groups in the state. Read more »
Published on 6/2/2011

Associated Industries of Florida is a Business Heavyweight

Associated Industries of Florida is one of the most influential business groups in the state. Read more »
Published on 6/2/2011

Florida Chamber and Associated Industries: A Side-by-Side Comparison

The Florida Chamber and Associated Industries of Florida are Florida's two most influential business groups. Here's a side-by-sde comparison of similarities and differences. Read more »
Published on 6/2/2011

The Freshman Class: Florida's New Senators

Profiles of the new Senators in the Florida Legislature Read more »
Published on 3/1/2011

Gov. Crist is Now Citizen Charlie

The former governor returns to private practice with Morgan & Morgan. His first challenge: Navigating I-4. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2011

Florida Lawyers In the News

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, Vivian de las Cuevas Diaz, Nicolette Vilmos, Eric D. Molina and Kevin White Read more »
Published on 3/1/2011

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