Gov. Rick Scott today signed a bill allowing businesses to avoid paying increased taxes, revenue from which would have gone toward repaying the federal government for unemployment benefits sent out to Floridians.
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Leon County Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford today ruled against the state of Florida in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association (FEA) challenging that state’s move to mandate employee contributions to state employee pensions.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., today introduced a bill that would force the EPA to scrap its set of Florida water quality standards and instead accept rules drafted by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
The state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee passed a bill Thursday that would allow employers to pay tipped workers, waiters and waitresses, a lower minimum wage than what is currently authorized in Florida.
A coalition of Florida business groups says government should deliver Internt broadband to Florida’s underserved communities, where “it has been economically difficult or impossible for private companies to provide services.”
A Florida immigration restrictionist group put up a billboard this week saying Gov. Rick Scott is welcoming “illegal aliens” to Florida.
State Rep. Erik Fresen’s request at a House subcommittee meeting in Tallahassee today to temporarily postpone his bill to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida essentially killed the bill for the 2012 legislative session.
In an interview with Southeast AgNet, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, says a set of federally mandated water pollution rules would be “terribly dangerous” for Florida, and could cost the state close to 50,000 agricultural jobs alone.
Floridians are divided on a GOP-sponsored bill that would expand gambling to allow Las Vegas-style casinos or destination resorts in South Florida, but most want the issue decided in a statewide referendum.