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AIF kicks off “Helping Florida Work” tour in Tampa

Associated Industries of Florida held the first of three planned town hall meetings to discuss the impact of the state’s workers’ compensation system on employers and employees Thursday.

“Today’s kickoff event was extremely successful in bringing together Florida’s business community to jumpstart an important conversation on workers’ compensation,” said AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney. “We also thank Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Amanda Murphy for being a part of this critical discussion.”

The Tampa event was part of the 2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour, which aims to find a balanced workers’ compensation solution that provides adequate medical and wage benefits for injured employees at an affordable cost to employers. Small business group National Federation of Independent Business is also involved in the tour.

“We, too, are committed to keeping Florida’s workers’ compensations laws working for our families and businesses across the Sunshine State,” said NFIB legislative director Tim Nungesser. “We look forward to the continued discussions on how we can deliver meaningful solutions to our elected officials so that we can preserve the workers’ compensation system that works here in Florida. NFIB and AIF will work together to deliver rate stability to Florida’s small businesses.”

The Helping Florida Work tour will also include stops in Miami on June 29 and in Jacksonville on July 13, and those looking to attend can register for free. More information on the tour is available at HelpingFloridaWork.com.

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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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