Movers and Shakers

Julie Brown Florida Public Service Commissioner Julie Brown was appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Natural Gas Partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. Lisa Vickers Appointed deputy executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue was Lisa Vickers. Vickers was former Senate President Bill Galvano‘s chief of staff. She previously served Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Legislative Update

DANGEROUS DOGS CS/CS/CS/ HB 91 by Representative Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) passed unanimously in the House on January 27th and unanimously in the Senate February 11th.  If signed into law by Governor Scott, dogs labeled as “dangerous” for causing serious injury may not be automatically euthanized. SALES TAX HOLIDAY The sales tax holiday bill for 2016 is in Read more about Legislative Update[…]

Bills that Failed

BILLS THAT FAILED The following is a sampling of bills which failed this legislative session, largely because of the impasse between the Senate and House. Expect to see many of these issues return next year. SALES TAX HOLIDAYS   The annual back-to-school weekend holiday (to begin on July 31st), a  July 4th tax free day on Read more about Bills that Failed[…]

Movers & Shakers

RPOF STAFF Incoming RPOF Chair Blaise Ingoglia announced interim staff assignments at the Republican Party of Florida. David Johnson will serve as the interim executive; Brad Herold as the deputy executive director; Sarah Bascom of Bascom Communications & Consulting, LLC, as the interim communications director and advisor in a volunteer capacity; Lyndsey Cruley, also from Bascom, Read more about Movers & Shakers[…]

Legislative Issues

Below is a sampling of some of the 1,210 bills that have been filed as of Tuesday, February 26th. WATER Florida voters overwhelming approved Amendment 1 last fall requiring the State to set aside a portion of funds collected from real estate sales to protect Florida’s natural resources. The Legislature is now tasked with how best Read more about Legislative Issues[…]