April 21, 2018

Government/Politics & Law

Gov. Rick Scott announces Jackie Schutz Zeckman as Chief of Staff

Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Jackie Schutz Zeckman as Chief of Staff of the Governor's Office beginning July 1st. Read more »
Published on 5/16/2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs 11 Bills Into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2017

Gov. Scott: I Won't Stop Fighting for Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement on the conclusion of the Legislative session. Read more »
Published on 5/9/2017

Small business owners' confidence about U.S. economy, own business soars to record highs

-- PNC survey shows 88 percent - highest ever - are optimistic about U.S. economy -- 94 percent are highly optimistic about the near-term outlook for their own business -- Nearly 70 percent anticipate positive results from the possibility of tax reform Read more »
Published on 5/5/2017

CEO of Visit Florida makes case why defunding agency will cost Florida thousands of jobs

Ken Lawson, CEO of Visit Florida, makes a case why defunding the agency will cost Florida thousands of jobs. Below is a letter he sent to Florida Trend: Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

Florida residents pay 6th lowest state taxes; some say burden can be still be lowered

“Florida has the sixth lowest total tax burden at 6.79 percent mostly because the state has no income tax,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. Florida TaxWatch president and chief executive officer Dominic M. Calabro said the low tax burden is a plus for Florida families and businesses. Read more »
Published on 4/21/2017

Florida House, Senate pass rideshare legislation with overwhelming support

Bill will establish uniform standards statewide for ridesharing services Read more »
Published on 4/19/2017

Gov Scott urges Legislature to fund $200 million to help fix Herbert Hoover Dike

Encourages Legislature to pass bill to help Lake Okeechobee Read more »
Published on 4/17/2017

Gainesville small businesses could get boost from tax reform

In June 2016, U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) created a tax-reform initiative that would significantly cut the tax rate on small businesses. Read more »
Published on 4/14/2017

Florida Senate passes plan to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Legislation authorizes major expansion of southern storage Read more »
Published on 4/13/2017

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Following Increased Wildfires Across the State

Today, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 17-120 declaring a state of emergency in Florida following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. Read more »
Published on 4/11/2017

North Florida residents and visitors advised to prepare for potentially severe weather

TALLAHASSEE – State and local emergency management officials are recommending residents and visitors in North Florida stay alert as a cold front moves into the area today. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2017

Tripp Scott Expands Government Relations Division

As the Florida legislative session heats up, Tripp Scott broadens its capacity to assist clients in developing effective strategies to ensure that their interests are heard by those who impact them. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Sports venues get no help from Florida Legislature

In the spring of 2013, International Speedway Corp. set out to rebuild the Daytona International Speedway. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $275 Million in High Bids on 913,542 Acres in Central Planning Area

Sale reflects strong market conditions, industry interest in Federal offshore oil and gas resources under new Administration Read more »
Published on 3/27/2017

West Palm Beach Attorney Michelle Suskauer elected Florida Bar President-Elect Designate

Suskauer will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar's annual convention in Boca Raton on June 23, when current President-elect Michael J. Higer of Miami becomes president. Suskauer will begin her term as Bar president in June 2018. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2017

Greenberg Traurig celebrated 50th Anniversary with judiciary, business, government leaders at Perez Art Museum Miami

More than 600 South Florida business, government and nonprofit leaders joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. on March 14 to celebrate the firm's 50th anniversary at an event held at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2017

A final defense: FIU Law clinic helps educate lawyers handling death penalty cases

At FIU, the Florida Center for Capital Representation works on mitigation, and also encourages the legislature to change Florida's death penalty law. Read more »
Published on 3/23/2017

Governor Scott to lead trade and development mission to Argentina

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 22, 2017) – Governor Rick Scott will lead a delegation of many small and mid-sized businesses on an export trade mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina from April 23-27, 2017. The mission is coordinated by the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires with support from key business organizations and government entities in Argentina. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2017

Florida businesses created nearly 51,000 jobs in January

More than 1.34 million jobs created since December 2010 Read more »
Published on 3/13/2017

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