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Panama City News Herald: Our View: Free trade for Florida, and U.S.

“Free trade” is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, it does open borders between countries, “freeing” up businesses to engage in direct trade with more limited regulatory interference, but it is more appropriate to describe our international trade pacts as “agreements.” We negotiate and then finalize the rules by which our companies can do business […]

The Tampa Tribune: Mayors: Legislature should extend health care coverage to the uninsured

BY BOB BUCKHORN, RICK KRISEMAN AND GEORGE CRETEKOS The Tampa Bay area is a great place to live. Excellent schools, a variety of career opportunities, a beautiful environment, safe neighborhoods and quality health care are just a few benefits of our communities. Another hallmark of great communities is their desire to continue to improve. As community […]

The Tampa Tribune: Tony Villamil: Pro sports facilities provide positive return on taxpayers’ investment

Contrary to recent news reports, professional sports facilities in Florida have positive economic impacts, attracting thousands of national and overseas visitors and competitors to the state each year. Sports facilities are located at the heart of sports, entertainment and tourism clusters with attractions that ensure visitors extend their stay and spend tourist dollars on hotels, […]

Orlando Sentinel: Sports-incentive program a win-win: My Word

Much attention has been given recently to the idea of the state providing tax incentives to sports franchises in order to foster positive economic growth and whether it is a smart investment for taxpayers. “It includes audits and claw-back provisions that require teams to remit money if they do not hit or exceed stated goals. […]

Palm Beach Post: Commentary: West Palm should weigh choices for water system upgrade

In The Palm Beach Post’s Dec. 12 editorial, “Improvements promising for water customers,” the Editorial Board accurately points out the historic problems and challenges the city of West Palm Beach has faced when trying to achieve a reliable long-term water supply and meeting the quality requirements of the 2008 Florida Department of Health consent decree […]

Tallahassee Democrat: Rep. Pigman, Vaccine is best protection against flu

To our dismay, the winter holidays always seem to coincide with the beginning peak of flu season. Already, we are seeing a number of cases in Florida. One company has tracked prescriptions dispensed to treat the flu and discovered Florida to be among the top 10 states with the most cases. Even cutting-edge medical advancements […]

Sun Sentinel: Get the story straight about protecting patient records

The Florida Board of Medicine rule-making committee recently considered a change that would simplify the fees charged by physicians for the reproduction of medical records. This practical step would reduce the confusing tiered pricing system currently in place. Unfortunately, many Florida personal injury attorneys are trying to confuse the issue in an attempt to limit […]

News-Press: Florida should beware of federal reinsurance tax scheme

If the reinsurance tax schemes replaced current law, premiums would rise and coverage options would likely be fewer in Florida. It’s been nine years since Florida was struck by a serious hurricane. Since then, the state has enacted some smart policies that give homeowners and businesses more competitive choices when it comes to insurance; meanwhile, […]