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Release: Update on Public Power Outages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2017 CONTACT: Jennifer Fennell (850) 597-0057 jennifer@coremessage.com UPDATED MUNICIPAL POWER OUTAGE ESTIMATES: Approximately 141,000 Municipal Electric Utility Customers Without Power Following Hurricane Irma Down From 800,000; 659,000 Customers Restored   Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) reports that 141,000 municipal utility customers remain without power, which is approximately 10 […]

Florida Politics: Chris Nocco files constitutional proposal for crime victim rights

By Peter Schorsch Pasco County Sheriff and Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) member Chris Nocco on Wednesday filed his proposed constitutional amendment to give equal rights to crime victims. The amendment, if placed on the 2018 statewide ballot and passed by 60 percent of voters, would create a Marsy’s Law for Florida, to “bring assurance that victims of crime and their families are provided with […]

Sun Sentinel: The numbers demand tax code reform now | Opinion

By Lourdes Martin-Rosa America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy and yet our tax code is at odds with this reality. As lawmakers weigh the first major tax reform in more than 30 years, we have an opportunity to level the playing field for all businesses, especially those that are women-owned. I’m the founder […]

Pensacola News Journal: Congress needs to act on tax reform this year

By Michael Myhre In June, I had the pleasure of travelling to Washington D.C. along with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to discuss tax reform on behalf of the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. Many people do not realize that Florida boasts the second highest business ownership rate in the nation – 97 percent […]

Sunshine State News: Letter to the Editor: Push Congress Members to Pass Tax Reform Now

By BARNEY BISHOP As the congressional “August recess” wraps up and members of Congress get ready to head back to Washington next week, this is the last chance tell your U.S. representative and senator face-to-face what Congress ought to get done this year. We’re telling them to get to work immediately to pass a budget and […]

Sunshine State News: Oil and Natural Gas Industry Fuels Florida with Jobs and Revenue

When I saw recent reports of the oil and natural gas industry’s impact on our state, my interest piqued. As the president and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I represent the needs of more than 80,000 minority-owned businesses in the Sunshine State, so I am especially attuned to anything that affects […]

Miami Herald: LTE: Now is the time for victims’ rights laws

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I know how important it is for victims to be treated with dignity and respect. Too often, victims and their families are lost in the shuffle of the criminal justice system. Left without important information about their case or the ability to speak out about the offender’s sentence, […]

Tampa Bay Times: Campaign launching to add victims’ bill of rights to Florida Constitution

By: Adam C. Smith A newly created crime victim’s group, Marsy’s Law for Florida, is launching a campaign to codify in the state constitution specific rights for crime victims. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation plan to submit language for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission to place on the 2018 ballot. […]

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