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WCTV: Proposal to put victim’s rights in state constitution clears Constitutional Revision Commission committee

By: Jake Stofan | Capitol News Service TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) — A proposal to put victim’s rights in the state constitution cleared a committee of the Constitutional Revision Commission this morning, but defense lawyers worry it could lead to more innocent people going to prison. Mike Liles’ wife was murdered in a home invasion last […]

Sunshine State News: Continue Smart Energy Policy for the Sunshine State and Our Nation

By: Julio Fuentes Florida’s business community has a lot to look forward to this year, including the energy industry and the major economic growth it continues to produce. Last year brought its challenges, particularly Hurricane Irma’s hard-hitting impact on Florida. Energy infrastructure played a crucial role in restoring power and rebuilding damaged communities. Florida also welcomed […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Corcoran’s anti-tourism marketing agenda takes hold in the Florida House

By: Janelle Irwin The Florida House of Representatives is fast tracking a bill that could hamper state and local tourism marketing. House Bill 3, a priority for Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Land O’Lakes), would increase oversight for economic development agencies, including tourism groups that use public funding, and limit how the groups could spend money. The bill breezed through […]

The News-Press: My bill protects owners of franchise businesses

By Heather Fitzenhagen It’s safe to say that a large part of Florida’s thriving economy is fueled by franchised businesses, which provide some of our most common services – fast food, auto repairs, haircuts, and so on. Without committed business owners, who take on the responsibility of growing small local businesses associated with big national chains, […] Tourism has been a key to the zoo’s booming growth

By: Tony Vecchio My favorite part of the end of the year is reflecting on all the ways the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens helped serve and educate our community, furthering our vision of inspiring discovery and appreciation of the Earth’s wildlife. But none of this would be possible without tourists, who enable the Jacksonville Zoo […]

Florida Politics: ‘Marsy’s Law’ push seeks equal rights for crime victims

By Danny McAuliffe Crime victims and family members are not given the same rights as those of the accused and convicted criminals. A member of a group charged with amending Florida’s constitution is trying to change that. Tim Cerio, a commissioner on Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, is pushing a proposal that would equate rights of victims and […]

St. Augustine Record: Tourists: Their families support our own

By: Tom Dolan Editor: Our restaurant has much to be thankful for this holiday season, including family, friends, coworkers and our local business. Tourists and visitors to our city are also at the top of the list. Folks outside of the tourism industry don’t always think of visitors as something to praise, but tourists and […]

Florida Times-Union: Monday Lead Letter: Victims of crime need equal rights in state Constitution

By: Michael J. Liles My life changed forever on March 23. Another convicted felon broke into my home and murdered my beautiful wife of 41 years. Our five children and I have agonized over the past eight months, kept mostly in the dark and navigating numerous, brief hearings — all while grieving for the tragic […]