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Destinations Florida urges lawmakers spare VISIT FLORIDA in Valentine’s Day card

Canning tourism marketing didn’t work so well in Colorado and Washington Destinations Florida, coalition of tourism marketing organizations, is hoping to convince lawmakers to keep VISIT FLORIDA around with a round of not-so-warm-and-fuzzy Valentine’s Day cards. The cards warn lawmakers of what’s at stake if VISIT FLORIDA is allowed to sunset on July 1 — […]

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 2.13.20

— VISIT FLORIDA VALENTINES — Destinations Florida is sending Valentine’s Day cards to lawmakers warning against eliminating VISIT FLORIDA. According to the group, which represents the state’s destination marketing organizations, says without the efforts of VISIT FLORIDA, tourism competitors can poach visitors from the Sunshine State Among the cards are “love letters” from California and […]

Letters to the Editor: VISIT FLORIDA offers small towns a big voice with “vital partnership”

A vital partnership Visit Florida Sports tourism is a growing sector of the tourism industry. In Pasco County, we are increasingly attracting active travelers interested in fishing, hiking, biking, skydiving and amateur sports. We are a growing sports vacation market, largely thanks to the tourism promotion programs available through Visit Florida. Participating in national advertising […]

Florida lawmakers should encourage strengthening our homes | Guest column

After the devastation of Hurricane Michael, University of Florida professor David Prevatt surveyed the damage and wrote a report about the impact on Florida homes. His report stated that homes built before the statewide building code was implemented in 2002 had much more damage than newer homes. He concluded that stronger building codes work but […]

Letter to the Editor: Visit Florida is crucial to Florida’s less well-known attractions

So many small businesses and destinations in our state are treasures waiting to be discovered. Our attendance continues to grow because Visit Florida creates affordable programs that promote the places that visitors might not know about. Put yourself in the shoes of a New Yorker. You’re aware of Disney, SeaWorld and the Florida Keys. You […]

Florida recreational marijuana backers seek more time for petition signatures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Arguing that a new law violates constitutional rights, supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking more time to submit petition signatures to get on the November ballot. The political committee Make It Legal Florida filed the lawsuit in Leon County circuit court targeting the […]

SIGNATURES PILING UP FOR POT INITIATIVE

Racing to try to get on the November 2020 ballot, a political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana had submitted more than 57,000 petition signatures to the state Division of Elections as of Wednesday, records show. The committee Make It Legal Florida registered with the state in August and had spent […]

2nd medical marijuana dispensary opens on Duval

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