Friday, August 18, 2017

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...

Rick Scott agrees to sign $83 billion state budget after reaching deal with Corcoran,...

Ending months of bitter political warfare, Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran publicly made peace Friday after striking a deal in private to spend more money on schools, jobs...

Florida universities take big hits in Gov. Scott’s budget vetoes

Gov. Rick Scott vetoed almost $12 billion Friday from the $83 billion budget he signed, including more than $409 million in special legislative projects. Most of the veto amount was in Scott’s...
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