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The St. Augustine Record: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Tax reform essential to reviving America

Editor: When comprehensive tax reform was passed in 1986, the United States catapulted into a position of global economic power. However, 30 years have passed and our tax code currently stands at 73,000 pages, full of complications and high business tax rates. For years the American people have asked their elected officials to enact pro-growth tax […]

Florida Independent College Fund Distributes $82,500 in Scholarships to Florida Private Colleges and Universities

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Independent College Fund (FICF) has distributed $82,500 in scholarships to assist thirty students at private colleges and universities in Florida. The scholarships were made possible by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., through the CIC/UPS Educational Endowment. “All Floridians deserve access to affordable, high-quality […]

Sunshine State News: The Internet Highway: What Will Tomorrow Bring?

By ED MOORE, PH.D. While perusing some educational statistics compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics, I began to think through just how we possibly got ourselves into many of the social, civic and political conundrums in which we now find ourselves. As always, education matters. My contention, now and forever, is that the key […]

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 Individuals, small business owners and corporate professionals are aware of the crushing burden represented by our outdated federal tax code, unchanged since 1986.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 […]

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