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Sunshine State News: Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront

By Ned Bowman The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) 2017 proposal suggests potential increases for higher ethanol blends in gasoline. The RFS was originally intended to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but over time the National Association of Clean Air Agencies discovered that it has produced higher emissions of nitrogen oxide […]

Miami Herald: Trade pact benefits our forest industry

Florida exports about one-fifth of its goods to countries that have signed on to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an international agreement that will make it easier for businesses, especially small businesses, to sell products across the globe. It eliminates more than 18,000 taxes and restrictions placed on American products that have us at a disadvantage. […]

Capital Soup: ICYMI: Harris Corporation Joins Indian River Lagoon Initiative

Earlier this week, the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and Harris Corporation highlighted a new partnership to clean up the Indian River Lagoon using innovative technology designed to return the lagoon to its once pristine state. Florida Today documented the novel arrangement between a company and an organization tasked with preserving a body of […]

Tampa Bay Times: Monday’s letters: Trade deal carries benefits for Florida

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become a highly contested issue in recent months. The TPP is intended to bring economic growth and create new opportunities for employees and businesses. This will contribute to raising living standards, benefiting consumers, reducing poverty and promoting sustainable growth. The most recent TPP agreement includes import and export agreements with 11 […]

$78,000 in UPS Scholarships Awarded to Students at Florida’s Private Colleges and Universities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Williams (850) 222-3767 Tallahassee, Fla. – Thirty low-income students attending Florida private colleges and universities recently received a combined total of $78,000 in UPS Scholarship awards. Distributed by the Florida Independent College Fund (FICF), students each received $2,600 that can be used toward tuition and college expenses. The scholarships […]

Tampa Bay Times: Florida has been hurricane free, but still the insurance rates go up

By Christian R. Camara Florida’s property insurance market — long among the nation’s biggest basket cases — has enjoyed an unprecedented streak of good fortune on two different fronts. The better known stroke of luck is that the state has gone more than a decade without a hurricane landfall. But just as important is that […]

Orlando Sentinel: Q&A: Shining light on solar amendments

By Gray Rohrer TALLAHASSEE – Voters this year are being offered the chance to approve two solar amendments, with major implications for businesses and the future of how Florida consumes energy. Like the first sunbeam rudely bursting through the window in the morning, the differing messages of the business groups, environmentalists, solar advocates and utilities that […]

Tallahassee Democrat: There Are Compelling Reasons for Immigration Reform

By Ed Moore 6:53 a.m. EDT  One in five residents in Florida were born in another country. In fact, the entire population of Florida’s immigrants — all 3,975,000 of them — is bigger than the populations of Utah, Oklahoma or Mississippi. Because the foreign-born are so integral to our state’s economy, we need to have […]