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Statewide Business and Environmental Leaders Encourage Voters to Support Amendment 4 on August 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Carrie Patrick 850.222.3767 carrie@coremessage.com Tallahassee, FL – August 4, 2016 – Senator Jeff Brandes (R, District 22, St. Petersburg) and a diverse group of statewide organizations joined together today to voice support for and educate Florida voters about the various economic and environmental benefits of Amendment 4 on this year’s August […]

Florida Today: Harris CEO: Helping Meet Nation’s Biggest Threats

William M. Brown, Guest columnist 4:42 p.m. EDT July 8, 2016 To address the fast-changing threat environment, accelerating technology innovations and the need to operate in a constrained and uncertain budget environment, the U.S. government is searching for new ideas to secure our nation. Initiatives such as the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) have been established […]

Pensacola News Journal: Florida Should Lead in Solar Production

Pensacola 9:49 a.m. CDT June 26, 2016 Being known worldwide as the Sunshine State, it just makes sense for Florida to lead in the production of solar energy. This abundant energy source provides a crucial and important option for consumers of energy, which includes every resident and business in the state. This year, the Florida Senate […]

CoreMessage Adds Veteran Communications Leader to Team

~Michael Williams to Depart Florida Speaker’s Office and Join Leading PR Firm~ TALLAHASSEE – Michael Williams, currently the Communication’s Director for Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, will depart the Speaker’s office in July and join CoreMessage, Inc., as Managing Director of Media Relations. “CoreMessage is thrilled to add Michael to our team,” said Cory Tilley, […]

Orlando Sentinel: Sponsor Jeff Brandes Says Amendment Boosts Solar

When Florida voters cast their ballots in the state’s August primary, they’ll be presented with a proposed constitutional amendment to exempt solar panels and other renewable-energy devices from property taxes. Amendment 4 advanced to the ballot with unanimous support from legislators this year. We recently spoke with the Senate sponsor, Republican Jeff Brandes of St. […]

Context Florida: Where Fantasy Is Fact

ED MOORE: WHERE FANTASY IS FACT “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less,” said Humpty Dumpty in “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll. A perplexed Alice responded, “The question is whether you can make words mean so many different things.” Politicians using […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Our opinion: Yes on Amendment 4 – in August

Normally, any proposition containing the words “tax exemption” and “solar” would be a sure winner in a Florida referendum. But this is not a normal election year. Confusion can kill a constitutional amendment — if people aren’t sure, they tend to vote no, or skip that line on the ballot — and there is great […]

The Tampa Tribune: Editorial: Cut Taxes to Boost Solar

Voters have good reason to be confused about proposed ballot initiatives concerning solar energy this fall. But they should take care to support a measure that would give commercial operations a tax incentive to invest in solar. If approved by voters, the straightforward measure, championed by Pinellas Sen. Jeff Brandes, would empower the Legislature to […]

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