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Archives RPOF / Presidency 5 Convention and Straw Poll September 24, 2011

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced the schedule of events for the Presidency 5 Convention and Straw Poll to be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday.  Republican elected officials and presidential contenders will address 5,000 delegates and activists throughout the final day of the 3 day meeting and convention.  The schedule is provided below.  8:00 a.m. …Read More

Carol Dover: Legislature rolls the dice if it risks hurting tourism October 24, 2011

Florida, a top tourist destination, is also home to some of the finest hospitality businesses in the world.  The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to represent this vital industry. Recently, our board of directors met to assemble a comprehensive list of policy issues that we believe is critical to the furtherance of a pro-family and pro-business tourism …Read More

Gov. Rick Scott and CFO Jeff Atwater Call for PIP Auto Insurance Reform November 15, 2011

Today, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and legislative leaders identified four issues that must be addressed in order to rein in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto insurance fraud and reduce insurance rates for Florida consumers.  According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, the number of Florida drivers has remained stable and the frequency of crashes has …Read More

Partner with existing facilities; don’t build competitor November 22, 2011

On behalf of Jupiter Medical Center, we believe that important factors were not included in the most recent Palm Beach Post editorial about the Tenet hospital on the Scripps campus (“Give the public its payoff.”) We believe the public should consider these factors when evaluating the value of the project. First, Tenet official Marsha Powers stated at an Aug. 9 …Read More

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Announces Its 2012 Legislative Session Issues January 4, 2012

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) today unveiled several of its 2012 Legislative issues it will be heavily lobbying and following closely during the upcoming nine week Session. The FRLA, the state’s largest hospitality trade industry representing over 10,000 members in the hotel, restaurant, supplier and attractions arena, supports a pro-business and pro-job growth agenda.   FRLA …Read More

Governor Scott, CFO Atwater Join Consumers, Business Leaders, Law Enforcement Officials and Concerned Floridians to Urge the Legislature to Put the Brakes on Accident Fraud and Abuse January 25, 2012

PIP Movement Takes to the Capitol to Urge Action Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida Governor Rick Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today joined a broad coalition of Florida consumers, business leaders, law enforcement officials and concerned citizens to urge the Legislature to take immediate action this session to ‘Put the Brakes on Accident Fraud and Abuse’ in the personal …Read More

CNN Florida Insiders Survey: ‘Romney stepping up his game’ January 30, 2012

James A. Barnes, Special to CNN (CNN) — As the Republican presidential campaign heads toward a critical showdown in the Florida primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have rebounded from his second-place finish in South Carolina and is poised to score a victory over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to a CNN survey of Sunshine State GOP …Read More

CNN Florida Insiders Survey: How to win the swing voters January 31, 2012

James A. Barnes, Special to CNN  (CNN) — As Florida Republican operatives look past Tuesday’s primary, they are clear about what it will take to carry their state in November — winning swing voters.  While the 2012 GOP presidential race has sometimes seemed like a competition among the Republican White House hopefuls over who can appeal to the party’s hard …Read More

Hundreds of Parents and Students across Florida March on the Capitol in Support of Parental Choice in Education February 22, 2012

The Florida Coalition for Public School Options (FCPSO) today hosted a successful School Choice Day at the Capitol. Over 700 parents, students and teachers gathered from every region in Florida to learn first-hand about the legislative process, listen to remarks from high-level policymakers, and interact with their elected representatives. Their mission this year was also to demand that Florida virtual …Read More

The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute Announces Applications Now Being Accepted for 2012 Class March 2, 2012

The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) today announced applications to be considered for the 2012 PLI Class are now being accepted through Friday, March 23, 2012.  PLI is an innovative, groundbreaking initiative designed to strengthen and equip the region’s future leaders with training prior to their decision to run for public office.   Already, ten members from the first four …Read More