Issues of Interest

COVID-19 UPDATE On December 14th, the first Floridian to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination was 31-year-old Vanessa Arroyo, a nurse at Tampa General Hospital. Florida will initially receive 179,400 doses of this vaccine, with half of them going to 30 hospitals to be administered to high-contact, high-exposure health care workers. The remaining vaccines will go to CVS, Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointments and Actions by Governor DeSantis: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees Appointed were June Ann LeFors, Saint Augustine, an instructor for interpreter education as well as for the deaf and exceptional at the University of North Florida; and Christine Chapman, Saint Augustine, co-owner of All-American Air Conditioning and Heating. Florida Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Legal Updates

DIGITAL BALLOT IMAGES The Florida Democratic Party, several county supervisors of elections and the Secretary of State have agreed to put a lawsuit on hold until after the November election. The Party is alleging the supervisors are in violation of state law by not storing digital images of ballots fed into tabulating machines. The supervisors Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Movers and Shakers

Appointments and Actions by Governor DeSantis: Florida Building Commission Appointed were W. Grey Marker II, Fort Lauderdale, chief executive officer of Marker Construction Group; Rodney Hershberger, Sarasota, board chair of PGT Innovations; James Schock, Saint Augustine, senior plans examiner and floodplain manager for the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners; David John, Tarpon Springs, Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Movers and Shakers

Jeff Atwater Former Florida Chief Financial Officer and Senate President Jeff Atwater has joined Ballard Partners. Atwater was elected to the state House in 2000 and to the Senate in 2002. He served as Senate president from 2009 to 2010 and was elected state CFO in 2010. He was re-elected four years later. He left Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]