Tag: Takeaways from Tallahassee

Peter SchorschSeptember 16, 2017

Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera wants to “help you.” With what exactly, we don’t know. Lopez-Cantera filed papers with the state on Sept. 5 forming a new political committee called “Helping You.” The paperwork was sparing in detail, listing the committee’s statement of purpose as “political” and saying “none at this time” for any candidates or individuals the […]

Phil AmmannAugust 26, 2017

An Orlando entrepreneur is now demanding a jury trial in his suit against Attorney General Pam Bondi, in which he claims she forces businesses to donate millions of dollars to unregistered charities as part of settlements in consumer protection cases. John D. Smith, who invented Storm Stoppers plastic panels, marketed as a “plywood alternative” to protect windows during storms, […]

Peter SchorschAugust 19, 2017

And now for some good news out of Tallahassee, the Florida Lottery this week announced, “it has reached the $32 billion mark in contributions for the state’s” education fund. Maybe Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell’s ‘housecleaning’ is paying off? “We are extremely proud of this achievement and what it means for Florida’s students and schools,” Poppell said in a […]

Peter SchorschJuly 22, 2017

A telecommunications company has sued the Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its secretary, Mike Dew, over legislation passed this year that pre-empts to the state the regulation of telecommunications companies putting “wireless facilities in rights of way.” The company, Rowstar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boca Raton’s Vertical Bridge, has exclusive deals with the state that […]


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