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Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Retail Federation Back Ron DeSantis for Another...
With the primaries now in the rearview mirror, the business community’s leadership is backing Gov. Ron DeSantis over U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., in Florida’s gubernatorial race. This week the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association...
Union groups are representing several plaintiffs in states like Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Texas for canceling the supplemental unemployment benefits early.
Back in February, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, led by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., launched its Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion Subcommittee. U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., is the first chairwoman of the new subcommittee while Scott leads Republicans on it.
Jimmy Patronis Calls for More COVID-19 Liability Protections for Businesses at Pensacola ‘Rally at...
“No doubt, unless we take action to protect our small businesses, we’ll see big problems: businesses will close, insurance rates will continue to grow, and critical services will get squeezed."
Joined by state leaders, lawmakers and business owners, Patronis called on Floridians to patronize and support local businesses and asked legislators to work together to pass liability protections to get Florida’s economy back on its feet.
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.”
With COVID-19 causing restaurants to close dine-in options to customers, restaurants are expecting nationwide losses as high as $225 billion and job losses that account for over half of U.S. jobs lost in March.
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).