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Sun Sentinel: Clock is ticking on tax reform | Opinion

By Julio Fuentes We are more than halfway through 2017 and unfortunately progress in Washington, D.C., continues to be stagnant. Health care reform is a critical priority, but we cannot allow political disagreements on policy changes to hold up reforming our 30-year-old tax code. As a Steering Committee member for the Main Street Growth and Opportunity […]

Miami Herald: Contract scam hits South Florida

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Across the state, some unsavory contractors and attorneys are encouraging Florida homeowners to sign up for an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) scam that inflates repair and legal costs and pushes litigation through the courts. The repairs are often associated with water damage, which often need rapid attention. The scam works because, […]

The News-Press: Bishop: Congress, give America what it deserves – tax reform

By Barney Bishop  Individuals, small business owners and corporate professionals are aware of the crushing burden represented by our outdated federal tax code, unchanged since 1986.  It has been an issue throughout my career at Associated Industries of Florida, and as a third-time business-creator. I personally deal with an exceedingly high tax rate and an […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Alvarez: Support safe offshore energy exploration

Mark Alvarez, My View As a U.S. Army veteran and proud member of Florida Vets4Energy, I am pleased to see the Executive Order by President Trump to explore offshore resources prioritizing safe U.S. energy development. The direct correlation between energy security and our country’s national security became apparent during my time fighting overseas. Most of the […]

Tampa Bay Times: Letters: Fracking doesn’t contaminate wells

Dan DeWitt recently published an excellent piece about the good work done by lawmakers, including Sen. Wilton Simpson and others, during the 2017 legislative session to clean up Weeki Wachee Spring, and I commend him for making the public aware of its dire state — which was scientifically proven to be contaminated by lawn fertilizer […]

The Capitolist: Encourage Tax Reform Discussion to Continue in D.C.

Our elected officials continue to talk through potential agreements on tax reform – at least that is what we are seeing reported in the media recently. While it would be nearly impossible to find any business owner or working individual who believes that our tax code is a functional system that promotes growth and opportunity, […]

Ft. Myers News Press: Fracking a safe route for energy production

Many veterans of war, including myself, have concerns with foreign products being purchased from countries at war, namely the Middle East. We have come a long way in recent years to obtain our own oil and natural gas within the U.S.; however, we can’t lift our feet off of the proverbial pedal. Our country must […]

Capital Soup: Florida Municipal Electric Association Names Amy Zubaly New Executive Director

Zubaly is the first woman to lead the organization The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) Board of Directors today named Amy Zubaly executive director of the association. Since January, Zubaly has been serving as the interim executive director. In her role as the permanent executive director, Zubaly will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of […]

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