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Florida TaxWatch: New Sales Tax Holidays Will Help Families Across the Sunshine State

This week, Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on four sales tax holidays beginning Friday, July 1, 2022 – Freedom Week, Energy Star Appliances, Diapers and Baby Clothes, and Home Hardening. “Florida...

Nikki Fried Wants Florida Legislature to Hold a Special Session on Gun Violence

Continuing her bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in November, this week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried urged Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, and Speaker...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Offering $1.2 Billion in Tax Relief

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a tax package into law that provides more than $1.2 billion of tax relief for Floridians. The bill provides for ten sales tax holidays for...

Florida Officials React to Ron DeSantis Calling for a Special Session to Deal With...

Florida leaders reacted last week after Gov. Ron DeSantis called for a special session of the Legislature to deal with “property insurance, reinsurance, changes to the Florida Building Code to improve the affordability of...

Legal Challenges Begin to New Congressional Maps in Florida

After the GOP-controlled Legislature passed new congressional districts backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week, a host of groups aligned with the Democrats filed legal challenges to oppose the new maps. Under the map favored...

Ron DeSantis Calls for a Special Session in April for Legislature to Tackle Congressional...

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he would call a special session of the Florida Legislature to tackle congressional redistricting. DeSantis vetoed the congressional districts that emerged from the GOP-controlled Legislature, insisting it violated the...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Ending High-Stakes Testing in Florida Schools

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which “officially replaces the Florida Standards Assessment with progress monitoring to measure students’ growth” and “makes Florida the first state in the nation to...

Florida Legislature Passes the Most Expensive Budget in the State’s History

This week, the Legislature passed the largest budget in state history with little in the way of opposition. The Senate passed the $112.1 billion budget with no votes cast against it even as six members...

Palm Beach State College Announces Money-Back Guarantee Programs

Last week, Palm Beach State College (PBSC) announced its “Money-Back Guarantee" programs. Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Respiratory Care, Welding, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (HVAC), Electrician and Welding were presented as the inaugural...

Tom Gaitens:‭ ‬Florida‭’‬s‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Judicial Landscape

As we‭ ‬continue the‭ ‬2022‭ ‬Florida legislative session,‭ ‬it is instructive to look both at where we are and‭ ‬where we going as a state as it relates to the economic impact of lawsuit...
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Bill to Ban Abortion After 15 Weeks in Florida Introduced in Tallahassee

This week, Republicans in the Florida Legislature introduced a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks in the Sunshine State. State House Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, introduced the proposal on Tuesday with...

Chris Sprowls: ‘We are Going to be Looking at the Risk Portfolio of our...

On Tuesday, Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, marked the start of the 2022 Regular Session with the following opening day speech. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: What are you willing to...
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