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The News-Press: Mailbag for May 12: Knock down ‘liquor wall’; nationalism vs. globalism

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded to promote the economic advancement of Florida’s Hispanic business community. Our top priority is providing opportunities to empower our members and the 80,000 minority-owned businesses we serve in Florida, which is exactly why I support removing the Prohibition-era “liquor wall.” We must give our hardworking business owners […]

Tampa Bay Times: Friday’s Letters: Remove antiquated ‘liquor wall’

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded to promote the economic advancement of Florida’s Hispanic business community. Our top priority is providing opportunities to empower our members and the 80,000 minority-owned businesses we serve in Florida, which is why I support removing the Prohibition-era “liquor wall.” We must give our hardworking business owners […]

Sun Sentinel: Lower rates, bold tax reform would benefit Florida economy

By Barney Bishop It is no secret that high corporate tax rates are a drain on American businesses and an obstacle to job creation. In fact, the combined state and federal rate of 39 percent is among the highest in the world, keeping businesses in Florida and across the United States from competing globally and […]

Travel Weekly: Florida budget passes with stripped-down funding for tourism marketing

By Johanna Jainchill The Florida legislature passed an $82 billion budget that slashed 67% of Visit Florida’s budget, setting up a possible veto by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott campaigned aggressively for the state’s marketing arm, requesting $100 million in funds for the organization. Instead, the legislature gave Visit Florida $25 million. “The legislature’s decision to cut […]

South Florida Business Journal: Florida Legislature approves budget with big cut to Enterprise Florida; most incentive programs to remain

By Brian Bandell he Florida Legislature approved a budget May 9 that would significantly reduce funding for Enterprise Florida, although the economic development agency’s job incentive programs would continue. The question is whether Governor Rick Scott, a major proponent of Enterprise Florida, will sign the budget or veto it. Earlier this session, the Florida House approved […]

Sun Sentinel: Cheers to promoting free-market principles in liquor sales | Opinion

By Christian Camara The Florida Legislature last week acted to join the majority of states in modernizing its alcohol sales laws. Senate Bill 106, which currently awaits Gov. Rick Scott‘s signature, repeals an unnecessary and costly regulation that prevented grocery stores and other businesses who hold liquor licenses and already sell beer and wine inside of […]

High Profile Business Groups & Solar Advocate Applaud Legislative Vote for Solar Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 3, 2017 CONTACT: Carrie Patrick (850) 222-3767; carrie@coremessage.com High Profile Business Groups & Solar Advocate Applaud Legislative Vote for Solar Bills ~SB 90 solar implementing bill passed today; onto Governor~ TALLAHASSEE & STATEWIDE: Today the Florida legislature passed SB 90, legislation that implements Amendment 4, the solar ballot initiative that […]

My News 13: Tourism owners, officials fight for Visit Florida

By Jerry Hume, Reporter Tourism officials are calling for a last-ditch effort to fight off funding cuts, as state lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to finalize the state budget. House leaders say cuts will end slush funds, secret insider deals Local attraction owners say cuts will hurt their bottom line Gov. Rick Scott wants to […]

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