Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

  • Broad-Based Tax Relief Package Becomes Law

    May 25, 17 • 135 Views • Florida Senate, Homepg Slider, LegislationComments Off on Broad-Based Tax Relief Package Becomes Law

    Back-To-School and Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays, Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products, Lower Business Rent Tax Florida Governor Rick Scott today signed House Bill (HB) 7109, Taxation. The legislation, sponsored in the Senate by...

  • Kallinger Statement on SB 106 Veto

    May 25, 17 • 97 Views • Legislation, Politics, ReligionComments Off on Kallinger Statement on SB 106 Veto

    Jim Kallinger, President of the Florida Faith and Freedom Coalition, made the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s decision to veto Senate Bill 106: “Governor Scott’s decision to veto SB 106 was the right one for Florida’s economy and...

  • Gov. Scott Signs Business Rent Tax Cut

    May 25, 17 • 61 Views • Business, LegislationComments Off on Gov. Scott Signs Business Rent Tax Cut

    Statement on Gov. Scott’s signing of the tax package HB 7109 today by Bill Herrle, National Federation of Independent Business/Florida’s Executive Director: “Today’s signing of HB 7109 shows that small business comes first. “The business...

  • Florida Realtor

    Florida Realtors Statement Regarding Signing of HB 7109

    May 25, 17 • 57 Views • Business, Legislation, Real EstateComments Off on Florida Realtors Statement Regarding Signing of HB 7109

    Please see the following statement from Maria Wells, 2017 President, Florida Realtors, regarding Governor Rick Scott’s signing of HB 7109. “I applaud Governor Scott and members of the legislature for making these tax cuts possible for Florida families....

  • Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

    May 25, 17 • 74 Views • Homepg Slider, LegislationComments Off on Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Cut $180 Million in Taxes for Floridians

    Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7109, which cuts taxes by $180 million for Florida families and businesses. This brings the total amount of taxes cut since Governor Scott has been in office to more than $6.7 billion. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to sign...

  • Rutherford announces Army Corps funding for JAXPORT

    May 25, 17 • 59 Views • Economy, Florida House, Government, Job CreationComments Off on Rutherford announces Army Corps funding for JAXPORT

    The Army Corps of Engineers today awarded $17.5 million for the Jacksonville Port deepening project in its FY 2017 Work Plan. This funding will begin construction of the deep draft navigation improvements at JAXPORT. Congressman Rutherford has urged the Army...

  • Florida Council for Safe Communities Applauds Veto of SB 106

    May 25, 17 • 52 Views • LegislationComments Off on Florida Council for Safe Communities Applauds Veto of SB 106

    John Giotis, Chairman of the Florida Council for Safe Communities, today released the following statement following Governor Scott’s veto of SB 106 yesterday: “We thank Governor Rick Scott for his veto of SB 106, the so-called “Whiskey and...

  • Gov. Scott Appoints John Tupps as Communications Director

    May 25, 17 • 49 Views • Appointments, GovernmentComments Off on Gov. Scott Appoints John Tupps as Communications Director

    Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of John Tupps as Communications Director in the Governor’s Office beginning June 5th. Governor Scott said, “John has demonstrated an incredible commitment to supporting our mission of making Florida the...

  • Secretary Ken Detzner Announces Launch of Florida Music Tours

    May 25, 17 • 67 Views • Art/History/Culture, GovernmentComments Off on Secretary Ken Detzner Announces Launch of Florida Music Tours

    Listen, learn and visit now at FloridaMusicTours.com Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Florida Department of State today announced the launch of Florida Music Tours, a new educational, travel and media website that spotlights Florida’s important role...

  • Governor’s SB 106 Veto a Win for Small Business

    May 24, 17 • 40 Views • Business, LegislationComments Off on Governor’s SB 106 Veto a Win for Small Business

    Statement on Gov. Scott’s veto of SB106 by Tim Nungesser, National Federation of Independent Business/Florida’s Legislative Director: “This bill would have decimated small locally owned liquor stores. Though proponents claimed this was a free market...