Monday, January 20, 2020
The U.S. House passed a bill replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) Trade Agreement with only strong support from the Florida delegation. The House passed the bill on Thursday afternoon with...
Buchanan’s bill allows small businesses to work together in “multiple employer plans” (MEPs) which he insists will lower costs and make more businesses offer retirement benefits.
The Florida Development Finance Corporation, the Illinois Finance Authority, the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and the National Council of State Agricultural Finance Programs endorsed Murphy’s legislation.
The proposal would have the U.S. Commercial Service create metrics and goals for new-to-exporting firms. Under the bill, the federal government would work with state and local export promotion programs to encourage these businesses to look at more international sales and exports.
When asked about whether struggling papers should receive federal or local government funding, 53 percent of Democrats support federal funding and 61 percent supported local taxpayer subsidies.
Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest forecast of orange production in Florida and found it unchanged from the projection made last month.
Small business optimism rose in November, according to a new study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which was released on Tuesday.
The FRF is backing a proposal from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, insisting it “will level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the law that businesses must pay these taxes.”
Former Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg weighed in last week as the effort to sell the JEA continues. Schellenberg offered the following letter to the editor, taking aim at a proposed compensation package for JEA employees: