Tag: Florida Trend

Jim RosicaMarch 20, 2018
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5min210
After nearly an hour of discussion, a Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) proposal that would affect the state’s efforts to reduce smoking was postponed Tuesday. CRC member and House Speaker pro tempore Jeanette Nuñez, who filed the measure (P94), pulled it from the floor after several commissioners questioned its necessity. Tobacco Free Florida, the state’s tobacco prevention and cessation program, […]

Jim RosicaMarch 14, 2018
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6min279
If passed, a proposed constitutional amendment to redirect dollars from tobacco-prevention efforts to cancer research would turn “a bad idea into a hard reality,” one opponent said Wednesday morning. Later that same day, however, the amendment’s sponsor deleted the section about cancer research funding. Longtime Tallahassee PR man Ron Sachs joined former Attorney General Bob Butterworth […]

Peter SchorschDecember 27, 2017
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3min114
Few can disagree that Dr. Kiran Patel, Tampa’s prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist, deserves to be Florida Trend’s “Floridian of the Year.” The announcement came this week and will be featured in the magazine’s January issue. It should be noted that naming Patel as a man of the year, while well-earned, comes with no small degree of irony. […]

Peter SchorschJuly 20, 2017
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5min148
Florida Trend released its 2017 Best Companies to Work for in Florida list this week and lobbying and regulatory law firm Meenan P.A. made the top-10 in the small companies category. Meenan was the highest-ranked Tallahassee-based company in the rankings and was one of only two legal-lobbying firms in the 2017 rankings. West Palm Beach-based […]

Peter SchorschAugust 22, 2016
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8min148
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows, but it’s difficult to image a stranger pairing than Associated Industries of Florida and the state’s trial lawyers. But that is the suggestion of ace reporter Jason Garcia of Florida Trend. Few political journalists covering Florida politics are better at connecting the well-hidden dots of the state’s byzantine […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 26, 2016
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7min102
Robert and Nancy Watkins may be the two most essential players in Florida’s political universe. Through their South Tampa accounting firm moves tens, if not hundreds, of millions in political contributions and expenditures. Nancy is the treasurer for dozens of candidates and committees, including Conservative Solutions PAC, the most prominent super PAC supporting Marco Rubio’s bid for the White House. Among […]

Peter SchorschAugust 10, 2015
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6min142
Well, that happened. The first issue of INFLUENCE Magazine hit the streets March 3 and, with all humility, was a smashing success. Ten thousand copies of the first edition made their way into the hands of lobbyists in Tallahassee, fundraisers in South Florida, major donors in Naples, and so many other political aficionados throughout the rest of […]


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