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Continuously Challenged Medical Liability Laws Drive Up Costs

July 23, 2015 |

Earlier this week, the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a portion of the Florida Chamber-backed medical liability reforms that were made in 2013. At question was if “ex parte communications” violated the patient’s right to privacy in a medical malpractice lawsuit. In these cases, “ex parte communications” allow the defense attorney to receive medical information […]

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Did You Know Florida Road Conditions Rank Best in the Country?

July 20, 2015 |

In a recent study, national transportation research group TRIP named Florida the top state for road conditions in the U.S. While Florida’s high ranking means that roadways are currently being maintained and improved, funding for future transportation projects is a growing concern. “Florida roadways are some of the most traveled in the nation so it is imperative […]

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Veterans Florida Executive Director Calls on Business Community to Unite Efforts to Hire Vets

July 09, 2015 |

“Just because the job title is unfamiliar doesn’t mean that person is not already trained in how to manage people, processes, and handle equipment properly.” Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director of Veterans Florida   Florida has the nation’s third largest population of Veterans, with more than 1.5 million calling the Sunshine State home. With our state’s […]

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Did You Know Recently Passed Federal Regulations Could Cost Consumers $11,000?

July 06, 2015 |

Burdensome government regulations are the enemy of free enterprise and put serious limitations on businesses in the areas of building permitting, hiring practices, operating procedures and many more. Results from the Florida Chamber’s recent Small Business Index Survey show that government regulations are one of the top issues facing small businesses, resulting in excess costs […]

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Cell Phone/Cable TV Rate Reductions Begin Today

July 01, 2015 |

Good news! Today, Florida taxpayers begin saving on their cell phone, cable and satellite bills. The Florida Legislature last month passed a 1.73 percent rate reduction on the state sales tax as part of a Florida Chamber-backed $400 million targeted tax reform package. Floridians will save a total of $220 million in the first year due […]

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Florida Chamber Applauds Action to Stop Federal Government’s Water Rule

July 01, 2015 |

The Florida Chamber Applauds Attorney General and Agriculture Commissioner for Taking Legal Action to Stop the Federal Government’s Waters of the U.S. Rule The Florida Chamber of Commerce today applauds Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam for standing up for economic development,  small businesses and Florida’s environment by joining a multi-state lawsuit […]

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IHMC Founder Discusses Robots, Florida’s Innovation Economy

June 30, 2015 |

“This would have been science fiction just a few years ago.” Dr. Kenneth Ford, Founder & Director, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) located in Pensacola, is a non-profit research institute of the Florida University System, whose focus is to blend science and technology to […]

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Did You Know Almost 70 Percent of Florida’s Potential Water Supply is on Private Land?

June 29, 2015 | ,

With Florida’s population expected to increase by 6 million more residents in 2030, total statewide water consumption will grow to 9 billion gallons a day – a 20 percent increase over today’s demands. To meet these needs, it is imperative that Florida develop a long-term, comprehensive water plan that focuses on sustainability, economic growth and quality […]

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