Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Film incentives back on the table in 2018

Florida lawmakers will consider a bill this year that would offer film incentives. Lawmakers allocated $300 million in 2010, but that money quickly dried up as production companies sought tax credits...

Immigration order shakes up tech industry, but impact unclear for Tampa Bay’s two biggest...

Some of the biggest customers and partners of Tech Data Corp. and Jabil Circuit Inc. are speaking out against an executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump. Among those taking issue with the order are...

Ridesharing companies clear legislative hurdle in Tallahassee

A bill aimed at standardizing operations of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft statewide cleared its first hurdle in Tallahassee today. Members of the House of Representatives Government Accountability Committee voted 21-1 to...

South Florida poised to benefit from new self-driving delivery device legislation

A bill that would allow self-driving devices to be used by companies for deliveries is making its way through the Florida legislature, signifying the Sunshine State’s commitment to innovation. House Bill 601...

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...

Quiet on the set: Why this may have been Florida’s last year to renew...

Well, folks, that's a wrap: Funds for Florida's film incentive program are not being renewed for the fourth year in a row after the Florida Legislature turned down a new bill....

Scott renews fight over tax money for job incentives

The state is adding more jobs each month and wages are ticking upward, but Florida's main economic development agency – while touting its successes – is in turmoil and undergoing a...

Medical marijuana measure passes in Florida

Proponents of medical marijuana in Florida prevailed the second time around, with 71 percent of voters endorsing the state's measure. The Associated Press reported passage of Amendment 2 with 66 percent of...

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...

GOP feud could logjam legislative session

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott is accusing House Republicans of “not caring about jobs.” A Senate leader is claiming the House is violating the constitution, and the House speaker is daring the Senate to sue them. Read more here.
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