by LobbyTools - 2 days ago -
Bills that would give a tax break to Daytona International Speedway and extend a sales tax exemption to NBA and MLS all-star games clear committees March 6. Read more ...
by Bill Cotterell - 1 week ago -
EFI says its promotional spending is legal, and paying dividends in new jobs but a watchdog group questions expenses like $38,000 on professional baseball games and a monthly $30,000 credit card bill for unknown expenditures.
by Bill Cotterell - 2 weeks ago -
With the new joint rule on residency, bills in both the Senate and House will amended so they apply to legislators, county commissioners, school board members or other local officials required to live in their political districts. Rule is set for adoption by the House and Senate on March 4.
by LobbyTools - 2 weeks ago -
A bill by Sen. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, that would allow legislators to accept meals and non-alcoholic drinks at events where they are invited to speak cleared its first Senate panel. Read more ...
by Gray Rohrer - 3 weeks ago -
The Florida Chamber of Commerce, having seen most of its agenda passed in recent years, will chase after bills that have stumbled in past legislative sessions.
by Gray Rohrer - 5 weeks ago -
The two presiding legislative officers are working on a compromise measure to exempt new law enforcement officials and other first responders from going into a defined contribution pension system. They're also intent on auditing lobbyists.
by LobbyTools - 6 weeks ago -
The Florida Commission on Ethics settled a dispute with Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, that dates to 2002. The case will now be sent to the House. Read more ...
by Aggregation Desk - 6 weeks ago -
The dispute dates to more than a decade ago and involves a financial disclosure form when the Miami lawmaker worked as a legislative aid.
by Gray Rohrer - 2 months ago -
Two group purchasing organizations, the Cooperative Services of Florida and the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy, are waiting on an administrative court judge's order to decide which group will be awarded a state pharmaceutical purchasing contract. ... Related Research: Petition and Formal Written Protest from Cooperative Services of Florida to the Department of Management Services.
by James Call - 2 months ago -
The statewide Viva 500 time capsule was sealed and buried on New Year's Eve. Inside are photos, music and legal documents that will provide insight into Florida circa 2013 when the capsule is opened in 81 years. ... Related Research: Items Contained in the Viva Florida 500 Statewide Time Capsule 2013-2095.
by Florida Current Staff - 2 months ago -
Former House legislative analyst and lobbyist for Gray Robinson -- Christopher Hansen -- joins the lobbying firm in its Tallahassee office.
... Related Research: Press Release: Ballard Partners Expands; Christopher Hansen Joining Tallahassee Office.
by Bill Cotterell - 3 months ago -
A request by Sen. Wilton Simpson to use office letterhead to endorse worthy causes in his district was OK'd. However, the panel decided that former Rep. Peter Nehr may not lobby to have his business offered as a state employee benefit.
by Bill Cotterell - 3 months ago -
Miami-area lawmaker refuses to pay $1,500 fine that dates back more than a decade for failure to file a financial disclosure form after he lost his job as a legislative aide in 2002. ... Related Research: Dec. 13, 2013 Florida Commission on Ethics meeting materials.
by Aggregation Desk - 4 months ago -
Health care, sugar and gambling interests spent the most with lobbyists during the summer months when most lawmakers spend time away from Tallahassee. The top three earners remain the same with Ballard Partners edging out Ron Book and the Southern Strategy Group.
by Gray Rohrer - 4 months ago -
by Bill Cotterell - 4 months ago -
by James Call - 5 months ago -
by Bill Cotterell - 5 months ago -
by Bill Cotterell - 6 months ago -
by Florida Current Staff - 6 months ago -