Client advocacy at the legislative, executive, agency, county and municipal levels.
Tracking, analyzing and interpreting proposed legislation and regulations, including the state budget.
Continuous monitoring and analysis of legislative, administrative, regulatory and political activity to assess potential impacts.
Collaborative strategic planning to ensure alignment of a government relations strategy with the desired business goals.
Although the minimum wage constitutional amendment went into effect in January, some Floridians will see their wage increase as the first bump, as outlined by the amendment, starts October 1st. The minimum wage increases to $10 an hour and will continue rising until it reaches $15/hour by September 30, 2026. Other bills that go into Read more about Laws That Go Into Effect October 1st[…]
Northwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board Appointed were Jerome “Jerry” Pate, Pensacola, owner of Jerry Pate Turf and Irrigation and Jerry Pate Design and a former professional golfer; Anna Upton, Tallahassee, managing member of Anna H. Upton, P.L. and general counsel to The Everglades Foundation; and John Alter, Malone, manager of a family-run tree Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]
Governor DeSantis Appointments: Florida Building Commission Reappointed were W. Grey Marker II, Fort Lauderdale, CEO of Marker Construction Group; Michael Bourré, Fleming Island, president of Bourré Construction Group and president of the Florida Home Builders; and Paul Jones, Jacksonville, president and CEO of W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor, Inc. Florida International University Board of Trustees Appointed Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS The six-month hurricane season began June 1st and forecasters predict between 13-20 named storms. As of this writing, we have already made it to Tropical Storm Claudette, which dumped heavy rain on the Southeast over Father’s Day weekend. SCHOOL RENAMINGS After almost a year of debate, the Duval County School Board voted Read more about Issues of Interest[…]
COVID-19 BUSINESS RENT The national clothing store Guess? Retail, Inc. suspended rental payments throughout the country during the initial stages of the pandemic. A Miami-Date County landlord sued the company alleging that the lease required the payment of rent, even during force majeure events, including government-imposed closures for the pandemic. A county circuit court judge decided against Read more about Legal Updates[…]