Tag: House Commerce Committee

Michael MolineJanuary 8, 2019
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8min115
A top state economist advised the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday to take a more expansive approach to economic development than continuing to rely largely on low-wage tourism and recruiting out-of-state businesses to move here. “This is essentially a grassroots or bottom-up theory of economic development,” said Amy Baker, coordinator of the state Office of […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 26, 2018
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5min83
Updated 5:45 p.m. Sunday — One gaming lobbyist still isn’t convinced the Legislature will pass comprehensive legislation this year, texting in response to our story, “Zombie bill of the session.” — The House’s gambling bill for 2018 on Sunday was added to the Commerce Committee‘s agenda for Monday. The legislation (HB 7067) was added minutes before […]

News Service Of FloridaFebruary 22, 2018
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2min36
A heavily debated proposal that would change regulations for payday lenders continued moving forward Thursday and is ready to go to the House floor. The House Commerce Committee approved the bill (HB 857), which would allow the businesses to make “installment” loans up to $1,000, with repayment over 60 to 90 days. Current law limits […]


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