Thursday, August 5, 2021
This week, a Florida congressman urged President Joe Biden to “end his administration’s trade moratorium and begin consultations with Congress to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).” Buchanan and U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, led Republicans on the U.S. House Ways...
On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than $58 million has been awarded to communities impacted by Hurricane Michael through the Rebuild Florida Hometown Revitalization Program. The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), supports the...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that it has approved an additional $1,289,869 for the State of Florida to reimburse the city of Tallahassee for management costs following Hurricane Michael, bringing total reimbursement to date to...
Over the past decade, some counties and cities across Florida have raised, even doubled, the local gas tax to meet “infrastructure needs.” Lately, most of the gas tax increased have been in Republican-run counties and cities. “Everybody assumes when taxes are...
State regulators should reject FPL’s shortsighted rate hike While Floridians were faced with hardships ranging from a global pandemic to an unprecedented unemployment crisis, FPL actually increased its profits by 10 percent. Now, the company is asking for $2 billion...
This week, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announced its tenth consecutive record-breaking year with an estimated $9.07 billion in annual sales for fiscal year 2020-21, more than $1.5 billion higher than the 2019-20 fiscal year. As a result, the Lottery anticipates...
Because of a nationwide labor shortage, several companies are putting a halt to drug testing for new job applicants. Recently, NBC News highlighted business either temporary or permanently putting a stop to marijuana testing for potential new employees. In Florida, Amazon,...
“People even considering a timeshare purchase need to go in with their eyes wide open and well aware of the law of their home state and the jurisdiction in which they are buying their timeshare. It’s worth contacting an attorney - before you buy - who can walk you through some of the contractual terms that could trip you up.”
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch’s bill “outlines a comprehensive approach to cease U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), unless the U.S. Secretary of State certifies to Congress that UNRWA no longer employs, or is associated with terrorist organizations, no longer allows its facilities to be used by terrorist organizations, allows independent audits of its finances, and no longer publishes anti-American or anti-Israel materials.” 
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.