Your voice is needed to help secure public pensions and protect taxpayers from $21.6 billion of debt. Please contact Senators and ask them to vote YES on SB 1114 (more details below). Your emails to Senators are needed before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
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In the weeks before the 2014 Legislative Session began, a billboard encouraging Florida to secede from the union appeared on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee, just blocks from the state capitol. In response, the Florida Chamber and ICUF have partnered on the “Succeed Florida!” billboard.
This week, the Florida Legislature took important steps toward ensuring Florida’s students are able to compete in a 21st century global economy by taking positive action on several Florida Chamber-backed education initiatives.
We dread it more than any other day. It has been ranked as one of the top three most stressful days of the year. We collectively spend over $165 billion dollars complying with it. And when you send in your forms, you are one of more than 131 million to be processed. It’s Tax Day.
Lawmakers today voted to secure public pensions and protect taxpayers when they supported two Florida Chamber-backed pension reform bills.
Art Torno, Senior Vice President, Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America for American Airlines, speaks on the wide-reaching importance international trade relationships have to Florida on the latest edition of The Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line.
URGENT: Union opposition groups are working hard to oppose protecting public employee pensions. Your voice is needed to help secure public pensions and protect taxpayers from $21.6 billion of debt.
Tomorrow, a Florida Senate committee can take steps toward clarifying and streamlining the environmental permitting process. SB 1464 by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) addresses the multi-layered approval process and areas of overlapping agency duplication.
Global trade means high-wage jobs and economic prosperity for our state. Florida is home to more than 60,000 firms dedicated to bringing their goods and services to consumers around the globe. International business and foreign direct investment account for approximately 17 percent of Florida’s economic activity and directly support over 1 million Florida jobs.
As HB 1151 continues to move forward, we need to make sure the bill language remains intact. In an effort to support the revised language, the Florida Chamber encourages your organization to: