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Capital Soup: Business Leaders and Free Market Groups Encourage Passage of Common Sense, Pro-Business Bill

Members of Floridians for Fair Business Practices, a coalition of business leaders, free market organizations and Florida retailers, encourage members of the Florida House to vote yes on Senate Bill 106 during Wednesday’s floor vote. Sponsored by Representative Bryan Avila, the bill repeals an antiquated law which prohibits the sale of distilled spirits in the […]

The Capitolist: Julio Fuentes: Falsehoods on Recent Repeal of Privacy Regulations

By Brian Burgess Falsehoods that are being peddled as facts by the media and others on the recent repeal of online privacy regulations that hadn’t even gone into effect yet are running rampant. Sensationalized reporting is hardly a new political tactic, but the new level of low that opponents of this measure have gone to […]

The Capitolist: “Whiskey and Wheaties” Bill Could Give Struggling Retailers A Boost

by Michael G. Ferrara It’s getting tougher and tougher to compete in retail, mainly because online competitors are eating their traditional counterparts’ lunch, even in the grocery segment. This week, Amazon Prime announced free two-hour alcohol home delivery to limited markets on the East Coast. But retailers in much of the rest of the country don’t have […]

Leader Rodrigues, SEIA and Vote Solar on HB 1351 Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Contact: Carrie Patrick (850) 222-3767 carrie@coremessage.com Statement by House Majority Leader Rodrigues, SEIA and Vote Solar Following Passage of HB 1351 in Legislative Committee Today ~Sunshine State Shows Additional Gains in Solar Energy~ TALLAHASSEE & STATEWIDE: House Bill 1351 unanimously passed the House Commerce committee today. House Majority […]

Palm Beach Post: Florida Solar Amendment 4 moves one step closer to implementation

By Susan Salisbury  Amendment 4, a pro-solar tax abatement measure approved by 73 percent of Florida voters last August, is one step closer to being implemented. Late Tuesday, House Majority leader Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Fort Myers,  filed an amendment to the House implementation bill, HB 1351, which passed the House Commerce Committee unanimously Wednesday morning. […]

Naples Daily News: Commentary: Eye surgery should be by trained doctors

By Stacey Kruger, Vice president of Outreach, Florida Society of Ophthalmology As a medical doctor and board-certified ophthalmologist, I was surprised to read the recent op-ed written by April Jasper, O.D., published in the Naples Daily News. Jasper is president of the Florida Optometric Association (FOA), a group pushing legislation in the Florida Legislature (House […]

Sun Sentinel: Florida tourism marketing works — don’t take it away | Opinion

By Christina Soverns Schwartzman Off the beaten path eco-adventures lend to some of Florida’s most treasured offerings. Organizations like Visit Florida and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau have worked hard alongside our family over the past decade to bolster our annual visitation to over 160,000. As a result of the growth, we have […]

Tampa Bay Times: Thursday’s letters: Visit Florida key for mom and pop businesses

Visit Florida Key promotion for small business Our island and fishing charter business, Island Paradise Charters, has two boats, with a team of four navigating the gulf and a dockside office where I handle sales — but with the help of Visit Florida and its 12,000 industry partners, we have a marketing team of thousands. […]

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