by LobbyTools - 18 hours ago -
Contractors argue local preference laws grant an advantage to local businesses and should not be allowed if state money is involved. A Senate panel agreed and approved a ban on the practice with a unanimous vote. Read more ...
by Gray Rohrer - 1 day ago -
There is renewed momentum for the measure this year, but differences between the House and Senate versions remain.
by LobbyTools - 1 week ago -
The Senate version of a bill to increase punishments for public assistance fraud was given to committees of reference of Feb. 20. The House version has three committees left. Read more ...
by LobbyTools - 2 months ago -
CFO Jeff Atwater missed the cut in the selection process to be the next president of Florida Atlantic University. He says he expects to be in his current post for years to come. Read more ...
by LobbyTools - 2 months ago -
Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, said he's interested in running to replace CFO Jeff Atwater should Atwater become the next Florida Atlantic University president. Read more...
by Bill Cotterell - 2 months ago -
If he gets it, Gov. Rick Scott could fill the Cabinet vacancy. The university's selection committee is expected to narrow its list of at least 48 candidates to eight applicants next week. The Florida Atlantic University board of trustees plans to select a president Jan. 17.
by Gray Rohrer - 3 months ago -
A report from the Department of Financial Services shows 56 percent of the 898 contracts reviewed had "deficiencies" that lack clear guidelines for scope of work or financial penalties for vendors. ... Related Research: July 1, 2013 CFO report, "Contract Review Detail by Agency, Review Period: 07/01/2012 through 06/30/2013," and Bureau of Auditing Activity website.
by Bill Cotterell - 3 months ago -
Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet praise the State Board of Administration and Division of Bond Finance and gave healthy pay raises to those agencies' directors.
by Bill Cotterell - 4 months ago -
Beating expectations in the investment market means rewards for staff members of the State Board of Administration. who manage the state's investment funds. ... Related Research: State Board of Administration Salaries Effective Oct. 1, 2013.
by Gray Rohrer - 5 months ago -
House Democrats voted against motor vehicle registration and drivers' license fee increases in 2009, but Senate Democrats supported them. Then-Gov. Charlie Crist broke a campaign pledge not to raise taxes when he signed them into law, but the Republican-led Legislature has its fingerprints on the tax increases as well. That could complicate GOP efforts to blame Crist, a possible Democratic contender for governor.
by Bill Cotterell - 5 months ago -
Florida is backing Mississippi's lawsuit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency over sharply rising flood insurance costs. ... Related Research: Oct. 10, 2013 Florida Cabinet meeting agenda.
by Bill Cotterell - 6 months ago -
Bankers and planners say too many youngsters don't know how to handle money and get into crushing debt that could jeopardize their job prospects.
by Aggregation Desk - 6 months ago -
Hundreds of policy makers and enthusiasts will descend on Orlando for two days of discussions about issues facing Florida. The 2013 Florida Leaders Summit will also debate and vote on Big Hairy Audacious Goals concerning health and education policies. ... Related Research: Sept. 13, 2012 "Jeb Bush: Bold ideas come from the states, not Washington" via USA Today, and Submit your Big Hairy Audacious Goals for Florida here.
by Florida Current Staff - 6 months ago -
The name of an interim chancellor has been broached, Atwater makes pick for small business advisory board, and 10 sudents have been picked for the new Gubernatorial Fellows class.
by James Call - 7 months ago -
by Aggregation Desk - 7 months ago -
by Gray Rohrer - 9 months ago -
by Florida Current Staff - 10 months ago -
by Florida Current Staff - 11 months ago -
by Bill Cotterell - 11 months ago -