Articles in Category: 'Florida Chamber of Commerce'

By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 9, 2011 5:48 PM
 

Former Gov. Charlie Crist and former Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, fresh off electoral defeats last fall, were back in the spotlight Wednesday, this time pushing for a ballot initiative that would prevent offshore oil and natural gas drilling in Florida's territorial waters.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 9, 2011 3:55 AM
 

As criticism of Gov. Rick Scott’s budget poured in Tuesday from educators, legislators and interest groups, the governor was able to find one receptive audience -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 27, 2011 12:25 PM
 

During a three-hour meeting Thursday morning with Enterprise Florida, Gov. Rick Scott said he will bring the public-private partnership and two other state agencies into a newly created department of commerce -- and house the department right next door to his office where he can give it the attention it deserves.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 25, 2011 3:55 AM
 
An odd-bedfellows alliance of button-down business groups and rabble-rousing migrant-rights advocates Monday condemned legislative efforts to curb illegal immigration in Florida.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 22, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott appointed former CIGNA executive Jack Miles to take over the Department of Management Services, an agency frequently criticized for sloppy management of the state’s property and contracts.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 21, 2011 3:55 AM

If the businesses that make up the Florida Chamber of Commerce are a little excited about the 2011 legislative session, it’s with good reason.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 20, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Florida's politicians are staying mum, but interest on the state's $2 billion unemployment-insurance loans continues to mount.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: January 1, 2011 3:55 AM

Elected on the promise of creating 700,000 new jobs, incoming Gov. Rick Scott was handed an economic development blueprint last week that cuts business taxes and expands corporate financial incentives, but casts a dim eye toward the more than 1 million Floridians out of work.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 27, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Let's put the so-called "extravagant" inauguration of Florida's 45th governor in a little perspective.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: December 18, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida’s unemployment outlook remains bleak, with the state Agency for Workforce Innovation report released Friday showing a jobless rate of 12 percent for November.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 16, 2010 4:05 AM

On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber Foundation unveiled its study of ports, trade and logistics in the Sunshine State -- and argued that an increased focus on these industries could lead to an additional 143,000 jobs in the state.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

On Wednesday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced that former House Speaker Larry Cretul will be the staff director of the Chamber’s board of governors program.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 25, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Florida still has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation and its unemployment rate remains dangerously close to 12 percent, but some businesses and economists see signs for cautious optimism for a steady, albeit prolonged, recovery in the months ahead.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: November 19, 2010 4:05 AM

The highly contentious teacher merit pay proposal that was shot down by Gov. Charlie Crist last spring has re-emerged, but with some preliminary concessions to teachers and also perhaps to Gov.-elect Rick Scott, who -- as the father of a special education teacher -- voiced concerns about the proposal’s fairness to some educators.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: November 4, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida businesses have bemoaned the national Democratic policies they think constrain growth, but business leaders had no complaints after the midterm election results came in Tuesday night.

 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: November 1, 2010 4:05 AM
It’s taken seven years to reach the ballot, but voters on Nov. 2 will finally weigh in on whether they should get a vote on proposals to change the way their communities grow.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 28, 2010 4:05 AM

In a 21st century economy, a country needs a 21st century education system. And the U.S. doesn’t have one.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: October 26, 2010 4:05 AM
Who's "for the kids"? The battle over Amendment 8 pits the Florida School Boards Association against the Florida Education Association.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 16, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Thousands of Floridians will head to the polls Monday as early voting begins statewide.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 13, 2010 10:43 AM

The Panama Canal is expected to be widened in 2014, and when it is, Florida needs to be ready.

 
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