Florida Chamber President: Lawmakers Left Business on the Table
By: Florida Chamber of Commerce
The Feb. 14 Parkland high school murders were among a series of events that distracted from business priorities, reduced the number of bills passed and hurt the Florida Chamber’s efforts to bolster the state’s competitiveness, according to Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches breakfast Tuesday.
But the state has to fight to stay competitive, he said. The Wall Street Journal editorialized seven times in the past year about the state’s lawsuit climate contributing to high rates for home and auto insurance, he said.
“When companies are thinking about moving here and the Wall Street Journal is telling them we have the worst lawsuit climate in the United States and the legislature won’t do anything about it,” it doesn’t help efforts to attract business, he said.