Tag: Mark Wilson

Phil AmmannNovember 17, 2015
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Florida’s Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to the upcoming Legislative Session with a new blueprint for the effort to advance jobs, economic growth and opportunity in the Sunshine State. Now entering its 100th year, the Chamber unveiled its 2016 Legislative Agenda during a Tuesday news conference at the Florida Capitol. The Florida Legislature is […]

Ryan RayOctober 27, 2015
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Amid a day of sometimes narrow, technical discussion among Florida insurers and industry advocates, The James Madison Institute’s Sal Nuzzo pulled few punches when it came to that familiar insurance enemy the trial lawyer, abetted by state government and the courts. Nuzzo cited annual reports by the Institute for Legal Reform that showed Florida slipping in its legal […]

Phil AmmannOctober 27, 2015
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Florida’s economy is expected to remain strong for the next three years, boosted by steady population growth and healthy tourism. The good economic news for the Sunshine State came through its annual financial checkup Tuesday morning at the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit taking place in Orlando. Providing the update was a presentation by […]

Ryan RayOctober 27, 2015
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Opening the Florida Chamber’s annual Insurance Summit in Orlando, Chamber CEO Mark Wilson told the assembled crowd of insurance agents and industry advocates that a nasty battle is brewing between insurers and “billboard trial lawyers” – and that he intends to help insurers win. Speaking in Central Florida, which he said leads the world in advertisements for […]

Peter SchorschOctober 26, 2015
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s annual Insurance Summit begins Monday in Orlando. On the agenda will be discussion of Assignment of Benefits (AOB), a long-used legal device meant to allow vendors to get paid promptly for emergency repairs to a home without having to get the policyholder directly involved. The problem is it has become a growing insurance scam, in which […]

Phil AmmannOctober 22, 2015
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Florida’s Chamber of Commerce is strongly criticizing the Solar Choice Amendment, the day the proposal passed a major legal hurdle. Mark Wilson, Florida Chamber president and CEO, denounced the amendment after its language was approved by the Florida Supreme Court Thursday afternoon. He said, as it stands, the proposal is “driven by special interests that […]

Jim RosicaOctober 22, 2015
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Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday called on lawmakers to overhaul the state’s business incentive programs, saying businesses and jobs won’t come to Florida unless they act. Scott’s announcement came after Bill Johnson, his economic development czar, took multiple shellackings from lawmakers on funding requests. State senators in particular have taken Johnson to task for asking for more money than they […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 11, 2015
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U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster‘s former chief of staff has been named the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of government affairs, the Chamber announced in a Friday press release. Frank Walker III also worked for three other U.S. lawmakers: Former U.S. Sens. George LeMieux and Mel Martinez of Florida, and U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert of Washington state. “After […]


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