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Keep the Momentum Going; Voice Support for House Film-TV-Digital Media Bill

April 20, 2015 |

Tomorrow, the Florida House will consider and debate a Florida Chamber-backed bill (HB 451) that will help support and strengthen the film, television and digital media industry. The House Floor will consider expanding the entertainment industry tax credit program in an effort to attract more film, television and digital media projects to Florida. HB 451 was “temporarily postponed” last week. Therefore, if you […]

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Florida Chamber’s Mark Wilson Testifies in Support of All Aboard Florida

April 20, 2015 |

Chamber Leaders from Central and South Florida Also Share Support Earlier today, Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson provided testimony at the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act Hearing taking place before the Florida Development Finance Corporation. The Florida Chamber’s testimony was in support of approving All Aboard Florida’s bond application. “The All […]

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Rep. Matt Gaetz Talks Targeted Tax Cuts on Bottom Line

April 20, 2015 |

“The priorities that we reflected in the house’s no tax is safe tax cut plan are many of the priorities we heard from businesses that spoke through the Florida Chamber of Commerce.” – Representative Matt Gaetz (R- Shalimar), Chairman of House Finance and Tax Committee Rep. Matt Gaetz recently joined the Florida Chamber of Commerce […]

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Florida Chamber-Backed Property Insurance Reform Approved

April 16, 2015 |

The Florida State Board of Administration this week approved a Florida Chamber-backed effort to protect Floridians from future hurricane tax assessments. Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater approved giving the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (CAT Fund) authority to pursue transferring up to $2.2 billion in storm risk to […]

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Sen. Simpson Talks Water, Growth & Manufacturing on Bottom Line

April 14, 2015 |

“It’s exciting that Florida has so many opportunities in front of it.” Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby), Chair, Senate Community Affairs Committee     According to research from the Florida Chamber Foundation, Florida’s water use is expected to increase by approximately 28 percent between now and 2030. That’s about 2 billion more gallons of water used […]

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Governor Scott Signs Florida Chamber Education Bill Into Law

April 14, 2015 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com Education Accountability Law Champions Fewer and Better Tests TALLAHASSEE, FL. (April 14, 2015) – A Florida Chamber-backed education accountability bill reducing the number of education assessments was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott today. “This legislation reduces the number of tests our students take, […]

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Rick Scott Signs Bill to Cut School Testing

April 14, 2015 | |

By Drew Wilson Gov. Rick Scott signed HB 7069 Tuesday, reducing the number of tests Florida public school students take as well as making changes to teacher evaluations and school year start dates. “This legislation reduces the number of tests our students take, including the 11th grade English Language Arts test that we eliminated this […]

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Florida Chamber Honors Florida-Based Bealls, Inc. Retailer for 100 Years

April 14, 2015 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261 eousley@flchamber.com Centennial Anniversary of Family-Owned, Bradenton Business TALLAHASSEE, FL. (April 14, 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today joined Florida Governor Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet in recognizing Florida-based retailer Bealls, Inc. on its 100-year anniversary. The company was honored with a proclamation […]

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