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Weekly Legislative Update: Week 7 of Session

April 17, 2017 The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) is a leading property & casualty insurance trade association that advocates for a healthy and competitive marketplace for the benefit of insurance consumers in Florida.   HB 47 – Relating to Texting While Driving Representative Stark Summary: Revises penalties for violations of Florida Ban on…

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CFO Atwater Announces Future Plans

Florida Trend TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater anounced today that following the 2017 Legislative Session he will be accepting the position of Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Financial Officer of Florida Atlantic University. In this capacity Atwater will lead strategic initiatives and economic development opportunities for FAU as well…

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Florida Senate President Joe Negron Resigns from Law Firm Job

Miami Herald – Kristen Clark, Steve Bousquet Four days after Republican Gov. Rick Scott suggested lawmakers should be prohibited from working for law firms that lobby the Legislature, Florida Senate President Joe Negron says he is “stepping away” from the law firm he works for. The Stuart Republican announced his resignation in a statement today — provided by his Senate…

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Corcoran Makes Business Pitch for Judiciary Changes

Brandon Larrabee, News Service of Florida, Daily Business Review House Speaker Richard Corcoran called for the business community to rally around his push for changes to Florida’s judiciary, saying failure to do so could make the Legislature’s efforts to pass pro-business legislation futile. Zeroing in specifically on a looming debate over how to respond to…

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Lawmaker Pays Heavy Price for Taking on Scott and Chamber

Steve Bousquet – Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau On paper, state Rep. Mike Hill of Pensacola Beach looks like everything Republicans would want in a legislator. A captain in the Air Force, father of three and a State Farm agent with a grade of 97 out of 100 this year from the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Not…

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A Guide to Florida’s 2016 Primary Election

Brendan Farrington, AP Political Writer TALLAHASSEE – Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here’s a look…

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Senate Democratic Leader’s Exit Sparks Primary Battle

By Dara Kam The News Service of Florida ST. PETERSBURG — Three black politicians are pitted against a wealthy newcomer in one of this election season’s most closely watched Senate Democratic primaries. State Reps. Darryl Rouson and Ed Narain, former House member Betty Reed, and trial lawyer Augie Ribeiro are vying to replace outgoing state…

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