This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Economic Disruption: Connex Florida as a Platform for Resilience,” a report which analyzes the importance and influence of supply chains in today’s economy, highlighting the impact that major disruptions – like the unprecedented global pandemic – can have, while also presenting Connex Florida as a practical solution to supply chain resiliency going forward.
Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.
Florida TaxWatch released a bevy of suggestions for state legislators to combat the pandemic, including spending cuts, returning money to taxpayers, collecting more revenue and protecting businesses to try and get them back to pre-pandemic levels.
“This report is the culmination of a dedicated group effort to closely examine the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on businesses and industries in our state, thoughtfully discuss the difficulties they have experienced, and carefully craft sensible solutions to the issues impacting Florida’s employers,” said Dr. Ed Moore, the executive director of the RESET Task Force.
The effort is being led by some of the the biggest business groups in the state like the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. These groups want legal protections for businesses and are counting on strong GOP support in the Legislature.
The task force was launched last month “to focus on providing industry-specific policy recommendations to the Florida Legislature and bringing forth initiatives that will seek to help all of Florida’s economy rebound from the effects of COVID-19 and future economic slowdowns.”
On Monday, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Florida Retail Federation (FRF), National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) joined other associations across the state to announce the joint creation of a task force to Restore Economic Strength through Employment and Tourism (RESET).
While mostly supportive of the governor’s proposed budget, state House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, continued to offer some resistance to DeSantis’ call to raise teacher salaries to at least $47,500 a year.
On Friday, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) showcased the 2019 Voting Records report for state legislators and honored some of them with the Champions for Business award.
Feeney, who served in the Florida House where he rose to become speaker before being elected to Congress in 2002, weighed in on his new assignment on Thursday.
AIF plans to tackle a host of issues, releasing a 28 page agenda on Thursday.
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