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Florida TaxWatch Calls for Full Business Rent Tax Repeal

As the Florida Legislature begins budget negotiations this week, Florida TaxWatch offered a proposal that would accelerate the replenishment of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund (UCTF) while also repealing the onerous and nationally unique...
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Pro-Biden Labor Unions Ask Democrats to Ease Up on Vaccine Mandates

Labor unions are now joining businesses in criticizing the timing of COVID vaccine mandates. With federal vaccine mandates already going into place, several labor unions that supported Joe Biden and Democrats in 2020, are calling...

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."
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Jimmy Patronis Fights to Offer Florida Businesses COVID-19 Liability Protections

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. 

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.
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Marco Rubio Showcases Main Street Perspectives on COVID-19’s Impact on Small Businesses

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, convened a hearing titled, “Perspectives from Main Street: COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business.”
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Ed Moore, Craig Fugate Will Serve With RESET Task Force Trying to Help Florida’s...

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.”
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Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Not Yet a Top Concern for Small Businesses in Florida

This November, Florida voters will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution on whether businesses should be forced to increase the minimum wage, starting at $10 an hour which eventually will increase...
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Florida Doesn’t Make Top 10 Judicial Hellholes But It’s on the Watch List

Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”
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NFIB: Small Business Optimism Rises Across the Nation

Small business optimism rose in November, according to a new study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) which was released on Tuesday.
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Florida Businesses Cautious About 2020 Elections

Former state Rep. Lake Ray, now the president of the First Coast Manufacturers Association where he has been since 2011, said, when it comes to the business community and the uncertainty of a presidential election, history shows this is not a new phenomenon.
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Florida’s Business Community Eyeing Tort Reform

At the panel forum, the NFIB and the FSHCC cited the high cost of frivolous lawsuits in Florida, pointing to a recent report from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. The report estimates the impact of excessive tort costs on Florida economy’s to be around $7.6 billion annually in direct costs. 
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