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Florida TaxWatch Releases Report on Manufacturing in the Sunshine State

On Wednesday, Florida TaxWatch, an independent, nonpartisan policy research institute, released a report entitled “Manufacturing a Transformational Shift: Expanding Florida’s Workforce Development Through Sector Strategies.” The report features a comprehensive summary of the 2021 MakeMore...

Jimmy Patronis Starts 2022 With a Big Endorsement

While he may have finally drawn an opponent, state CFO Jimmy Patronis continues to gain momentum as he runs for a second full term in statewide office. After eight years in the Florida House and...

Associated Industries of Florida Releases 2022 Legislative Priorities

On Thursday, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) released its 2022 Session Priorities publication, which outlines its legislative agenda on behalf of its members for the 2022 Florida Legislative Session. To deal with various issues...
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Wilton Simpson Continues to Gain Momentum in Florida Agriculture Commissioner Race

This week, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, continued to garner momentum in his campaign to be the state’s next agriculture commissioner. The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) announced it was endorsing Simpson. "Wilton Simpson understands...

Ron DeSantis Proposes $99.7 Billion Budget for 2022-2023 Fiscal Year

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered a $99.7 billion budget proposal for the Legislature to consider when it meets next year. DeSantis dubbed his proposal the “Freedom First Budget” and his proposal is slightly under...

Brewster Bevis Takes Over as New President and Future CEO of Associated Industries of...

During its annual meeting in Orlando this week, the Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) unanimously named Brewster Bevis as president of AIF, effective immediately. Bevis will transition to president...

New Florida TaxWatch Report Stresses the Importance of Manufacturing Supply Chains

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.

Florida Could Be Next as States Being Sued Over Cutting Off Jobless Benefits

Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.

DEO Launches Florida’s Return to Work Initiative

This initiative is focused on encouraging Floridians to return to the workforce, helping employers attract job seekers, and continuing to fuel the state’s economic growth.
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Florida TaxWatch Proposes Spending Cuts as Pandemic Impacts State Budget

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.

Task Force of Business Community Leaders Offers Final Report on Helping Florida’s Economy After...

“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.

Barney Bishop: Joe Biden and the Left’s Energy Policy Would Lead to the Californication...

Transforming from fossil fuels to green energy and a ban on fracking will lead to the Californication of America.  Think twice before you vote for Joe Biden.