Thursday, November 21, 2019

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...

Florida taxpayers, entrepreneurs winners in new budget deal, says Americans for Prosperity

Florida taxpayers will be the true winners next week as lawmakers return to Tallahassee for a special session on economic incentives and education funding in the state’s budget, says Americans for...

Could Trump’s visa plan clobber Miami’s high-tech industries?

A little-noticed executive order signed by President Donald Trump last month could be the first step in tightening restrictions on guest-worker visas that nourish South Florida’s growing high-tech business sector, a...

Trump’s tax plan could bring business, investors to South Florida

Broward County’s marketing slogan to recruit new companies is “Life. Less Taxing.” That could become even more apropos, if President Donald Trump manages to sell his tax cut proposal to Congress.

Uber cheers bill, but debate over ride-sharing regs continues

Legislation regulating Uber and other ride-sharing networks is on its way to the governor, but the debate might not be entirely over. Taxi driver Jennifer Condie in West Palm Beach expressed concerns...

Uber, Lyft regulations bill heads to governor’s desk

After years of debate about the issue, the Florida Senate on Wednesday quickly passed a bill that would create statewide regulations for ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The Senate voted 36-1 to approve the bill...

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...

Immigration policy shift poses new obstacles for South Florida tech

A pathway to hiring skilled workers vital to South Florida’s growing technology companies has become that much more elusive, with a federal policy memorandum ushering in new restrictions. A U.S. Department of...
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