August 9, 2020

Government/Politics & Law

President of Tallahassee-based Bascom Communications, Sarah Bascom

Worried that a surcharge could cripple its business, Dosal Tobacco hired more than a dozen Tallahassee lobbyists and Sarah Bascom... Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Florida lobbyists busier than ever, even amid a pandemic

Florida lobbyists pulled in an estimated quarter of a billion dollars in 2019, a record amount that marks a 22% increase over the past decade. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2020

Orlando's mayor: Buddy Dyer

During his 17 years in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has transformed downtown Orlando and led the city through some of its darkest hours... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Florida's plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads

Florida's plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads in the hinterlands hinges on uncertain finances. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Sunsetting VistA

The VA was the first in the nation to integrate electronic medical records with its homegrown software. Now the agency is junking it and migrating to Cerner. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Sore point: Allegations of fraud in the Electronic Health Records market

Since 2017, three EHR vendors have paid more than $357 million combined to settle government claims related to fraud, kickbacks and other alleged abuses. Read more »
Published on 4/7/2020

Former Florida Democratic star Alex Penelas makes a comeback

Once a golden boy in Florida politics who had fallen out of favor with the Democratic Party, Alex Penelas left the public eye to make a fortune in real estate. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Florida Obamacare enrollment

Florida leads the nation in Obamacare enrollment, and more insurance firms are entering the Florida marketplace. The news isn't all good, however. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

The Issues: Florida's 2020 legislative preview

Barring any surprises, budget fights will likely dominate the 2020 session when lawmakers return to Tallahassee on Jan. 14. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Chris Sprowls – Florida House Speaker 2020-22

Future House Speaker Chris Sprowls grew up in a home where politics were a dinner-table topic. He became a prosecutor in part on the advice of a famous journalist. During... Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Orlando's sustainability director Chris Castro

As Orlando's sustainability director, he's overseeing Mayor Buddy Dyer's vision to make Orlando one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the country. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Attorney Amy Furness is defending the opioid manufacturer of Percocet

The attorney who's defending the manufacturer of Percocet from Florida's lawsuit over opioid deaths is seasoned, mild-mannered and has an ability to prevail over emotions. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Florida tax laws and intellectual property

Why does Florida still allow companies to set up subsidiaries to collect royalties from themselves? Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

The new Florida Supreme Court

The new state Supreme Court has already made its impact felt in Florida... Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Florida's tax law exemptions

The story of how Florida taxpayers wound up subsidizing junk mail. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

Next CEO of Lynx, Orlando's bus system, faces same challenges as predecessor

The CEO of Lynx, metro Orlando's bus system, resigned in February after less than three years on the job... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Tampa's port gains two more major cargo shipping deals

Earlier this year, Cosco Shipping Lines of China started sending its container cargo ships to Port Tampa Bay... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Airlines fight 'Florida box' formula for calculating taxes

Florida's tax law charges airlines millions for flying hundreds of miles over open water in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Jacksonville International Airport plans third concourse to handle growth

Last year, Jacksonville International Airport added Spirit Airlines to its roster... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Port of Fort Pierce targets megayacht industry

As veteran port executive Stan Payne says, recent times have been a golden age for Florida ports... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Certification as pharmaceutical freight hub gives Miami International Airport advantage

Miami International's certification gives it a leg up on temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical cargo. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

New DOT codes turn Florida trucking industry into transportation turf war

Florida is caught up in a push by the trucking industry for changes... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

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