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Sun Sentinel: William E. Gibson, Pressure mounts to drill for oil near Florida shores

WASHINGTON — Florida leaders are struggling to fend off mounting pressure to drill for oil off the east and west coasts, just five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Republican senators from Louisiana and other oil-rich states are pushing legislation in Congress that would allow rigs as close as 50 miles from Florida’s […]

Harris Corporation Names Retired Highway Patrol Major Steve Williams Operations Manager of Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System

MELBOURNE, Fla. and BOSTON, Mass., May 27, 2015 Advisory Facts Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) named Steve Williams, retired Major and Chief Technology Officer of the Florida Highway Patrol, Operations Manager of Florida’s statewide law enforcement radio system (SLERS). Williams will have responsibility for all implementation, operations and maintenance of SLERS. Williams, 57, worked his way from […]

TC Palm: Carole Jean Jordan,Tax Reform key to small-business success

Serving as Indian River Country tax collector, while also owning a small family business, I have a unique perspective on taxes. I collect them and pay them, both as an individual and as a business owner. And I see the direct impact taxes have on businesses and the economy. As both a tax official and […]

Florida Today: Barney Bishop, Op-ed: Florida should allow seismic testing

As we all know, Florida is an odd state for politics; one where Republicans control the Cabinet, House and Senate, but where voters have supported a Democratic Presidential candidate the past two cycles. On the important topic of energy, Florida’s red politicians get very purple. Traditionally, Republicans have supported the notion of offshore energy exploration, […]

Sun Sentinel: Legislature must address insurance gap during special session

Over the next few years there’s no doubt the sharing economy will continue to flourish, which makes it an exciting time for consumers who will see innovative new products enter the market. As an example, within the last year or so, transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft brought a new business model to […]

The Florida Times-Union: Floridians must prepare for hurricane season

Florida is on a hot streak. I’m talking about hurricanes. The Sunshine State has now gone a record nine years without a land-falling hurricane of Category 3 or higher. As we approach the beginning of the 2015 hurricane season on June 1, it is easy to have a false sense of security. But Florida will […]

Florida Today: Florida should allow seismic testing

As we all know, Florida is an odd state for politics; one where Republicans control the Cabinet, House and Senate, but where voters have supported a Democratic Presidential candidate the past two cycles. On the important topic of energy, Florida’s red politicians get very purple. Traditionally, Republicans have supported the notion of offshore energy exploration, […]

Sunshine State News: Reform Federal Renewable Standard in Washington

By: Ned Bowman We constantly hear about various regulatory or legislative issues in Washington with the hope that something will be done to correct any given problem, but all too often the result is caught up in conflicting opinions or politics and never resolved. It’s no surprise to see that the federal Renewable Fuel Standard […]

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