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CNN Florida Insiders Survey: ‘Romney stepping up his game’

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

Christina Johnson on January 30, 2012
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

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

Christina Johnson on January 25, 2012
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Announces Its 2012 Legislative Session Issues

(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

Christina Johnson on January 4, 2012
Partner with existing facilities; don’t build competitor

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

Christina Johnson on November 22, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott and CFO Jeff Atwater Call for PIP Auto Insurance Reform

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

Christina Johnson on November 15, 2011
Carol Dover: Legislature rolls the dice if it risks hurting tourism

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

Christina Johnson on October 24, 2011
RPOF / Presidency 5 Convention and Straw Poll

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

Christina Johnson on September 24, 2011
Tenet’s promise of jobs is overstated

Palm Beach Post Letter to the Editor / September 20, 2011  In response to the Sept. 10 editorial “Where are the details?”, we appreciate the important questions raised.  Recently, Scripps Florida and Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced a partnership that would result in a new Tenet hospital in Palm Beach Gardens near Scripps. The Scripps/Tenet proposal has been trumpeted as a …Read More

Christina Johnson on September 20, 2011
FRLA hosts online travel company discussion panel

Tampa Bay Business Journal / September 9, 2011  Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association President and Chief Executive Officer Carol Dover moderated a panel discussion about online travel companies at a Friday board meeting in Orlando.  Rep. Rick Kriseman, D-St. Petersburg, was among the panelists.  A measure discussed during the 2011 legislative session would have created a tax advantage for out-of-state …Read More

Christina Johnson on September 9, 2011
Continuing Education / Central Florida Political Leadership Institute

Orlando Inc. Every Monday / August 1, 2011  In July, the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) held the first of three Mentoring Workshops which are an extension of the initial two and a half day seminar presented at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in May.  Speakers included BusinessForce President Mike Ketchum who presented, 2011 Political …Read More

Christina Johnson on August 1, 2011
Central Florida’s SunRail project is back on track

Dan Tracy and Aaron Deslatte / Orlando Sentinel / July 1, 2011  Florida leaders this morning gave the go-ahead to SunRail, the long-delayed Central Florida commuter train project. Ananth Prasad, secretary of the state Department of Transportation, made the official announcement during a Tallahassee news conference heavily attended by public-relations staffers working for local governments and business groups backing the project. The …Read More

Christina Johnson on July 1, 2011
Expand ‘virtual’ schools, say lawmakers

(Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald) – More students could learn from a laptop in their bedroom rather than a whiteboard in a brick-and-mortar classroom under a pair of proposals in the Florida Legislature that would dramatically expand virtual school. The most immediate change: Starting next year, students entering high school would have to take at least one online course to graduate.  …Read More

Christina Johnson on April 7, 2011