Important Updates

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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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Thank Sen. Grimsley for Healthcare Efforts

April 14, 2015 |

Please take a moment to thank Sen. Grimsley (R-Sebring) for her efforts sponsoring a Florida Chamber-backed healthcare-related bill increasing healthcare provider capacity and allowing nurse practitioners to practice to their fullest potential. Senator Grimsley’s efforts will help reduce healthcare costs while also helping to provide greater access to care. Click here to send Sen. Grimsley a thank […]

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Did You Know 1.3 Million Florida Children Under Age 6 Will Be Part of the Workforce in 2030?

April 13, 2015 |

Career and college readiness efforts frequently focus on ensuring high school students have the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education or job training. However, the foundation of many skills needed for 21st-century jobs is established in the earliest years. Early childhood education is essential for a child’s development of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills. […]

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