Sunday, December 17, 2017

John Rutherford files bill for entrepreneurial visa reform

Tuesday saw U.S. Rep. John Rutherford file legislation to reform America’s entrepreneurial visa program, a bill which would create a pathway to legal immigration for “job creators.” The bill, per a press...

Enterprise Florida, DEO seek proposals for $85M job growth fund

Gov. Rick Scott announced on July 12 that Enterprise Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity now are accepting project proposals for the state's new $85 million Job Growth Grant Fund. Economic...

Florida startups have one less funding source to tap, thanks to state budget cuts

The impact of Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a line-item in the state budget last month is already rippling through the South Florida tech community. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of...

Florida Chamber backs Vern Buchanan startup tax relief bill

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is announcing the Florida Chamber of Commerce is endorsing his bill seeking to make it easier and less costly for entrepreneurs to start a new business. The Sarasota...

Column: Proposed federal policy would cripple university research

Over the past 20 years, technologies based on university research have launched entire new industries, cured fatal diseases and even put new foods on your grocery store shelves. Since 1996, these...

Unable to reach agreement, commissioners delay Miami-Dade’s Airbnb crackdown

After almost two hours of deliberation over a proposed ordinance that would create a laundry list of new regulations for short-term rental owners in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, commissioners couldn’t reach an...

Lyft, Uber regs among new Florida laws going into effect Saturday

Rideshare services, such as Lyft and Uber, will have to comply with statewide rules, and students and teachers will be allowed to express their religious beliefs at public schools, under new...

Jeremy Ring praises Rick Scott for vetoing bill gutting Florida’s state tech agency

Among the five bills Gov. Rick Scott vetoed Tuesday was one that would have weakened Florida’s Agency for State Technology.  Scott’s veto earned some praise from Jeremy Ring, the former Yahoo executive and state senator who is running for Chief...

Affront to Florida’s Agency for State Technology Officially Dies by Governor’s Veto

In early 2017, Florida’s House Government Operations and Technology Appropriations subcommittee launched a legislative assault on the autonomy of the state’s centralized IT shop, the Agency for State Technology (AST). That...

Gov. Rick Scott cuts millions from South Florida projects

With the stroke of a veto pen, Gov. Rick Scott killed more than $35.8 million for projects sponsored by lawmakers from Broward and Palm Beach counties. Florida Atlantic University was particularly hard hit, losing...
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