March 29, 2020

Government/Politics & Law

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

FSU ditches gas-powered buses

Florida State's campus-wide transportation system is going all electric... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2019

Florida retailers use ‘dark store' argument to save on property assessments, tax bills

Businesses of all kinds routinely challenge their property assessments in hopes of shaving even small amounts from their tax bills. Read more »
Published on 3/27/2019

Florida's new governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature are playing nice

Rick Scott and Richard Corcoran's successors bring far different personal styles to the top of the Capitol's pyramid of power. Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Florida Senate and House: The next 60 days

What to watch in the Florida Legislature over the the 60 days. Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Florida's 2019 Issues

Water, health care, gambling, higher education, K - 12, budget and taxes, marijuana and more. Read more »
Published on 2/25/2019

Rick Scott's Legacy as Florida's Governor

Scott's focus on the state's economy and finances has left incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis room to maneuver. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2018

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