Tag: Takeaways from Tallahassee

Peter SchorschJuly 22, 2017
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69min14
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 […]

Peter SchorschAugust 19, 2017
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49min13
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 […]

Phil AmmannAugust 26, 2017
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32min9
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 SchorschJuly 30, 2016
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35min0
If you can’t beat ’em, make sure they don’t have enough people to fight. The state’s Environmental Regulations Commission this week OK’d new standards that caused conniptions among the clean water set. The new rules seemingly have a split personality: They “will increase the amount of cancer-causing toxins allowed in Florida’s rivers and streams,” the AP […]

Peter SchorschMarch 15, 2016
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55min8
No sooner than the hankies dropped Friday, Gov. Rick Scott‘s press office had fired out a release announcing the governor’s “Million, Billion Jobs Victory Tour.” “I am proud to announce that by working with Florida Legislative leaders, we have cut taxes by more than $1 billion in just two years,” he said. And there started the […]


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