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AIF, Florida Chamber, other business groups join forces to oppose Senate tax proposal

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A bevy of business groups have joined forces in opposition to a Senate proposal to lower the tax commercial rents by eliminating a tax credit benefiting another industry. Eight of the state’s leading business organizations — including Associated Industries of Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business, and the Florida United Business Association — sent a letter to Sen. Anitere Flores on Wednesday urging here to “support lowering the sales tax currently charged on all…

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Tourism advocates raise specter of Rick Scott’s veto in Visit Florida fight

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Tourism industry leaders hope to escape the Legislative Session with a least a reasonable portion of Visit Florida intact, notwithstanding hostility in the House toward economic incentives that many members consider corporate welfare. “Never underestimate the power of the veto pen,” Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, said during the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Days symposium. “I know for a fact that there are a lot of freshman legislators who really believe, ‘If I hold strong,…

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Carol Dover still fighting for tourism marketing money

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When it comes to supporting the state’s hospitality industry, Carol Dover won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Despite the Florida House’s opposition to spending money on tourism marketing in the state budget, her Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is seeking $1 million to do just that. And the funding request is being sponsored by GOP state Rep. Jay Trumbull of Panama City, who already voted for a bill to kill VISIT FLORIDA, the public-private tourism marketing agency. On Feb. 7, Dover – the association’s…

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AIF H2O coalition: Florida leaders embracing water policy bill

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The Associated Industries of Florida’s affiliated H2O Coalition reaffirmed its support Thursday of a new comprehensive water policy bill that would make industry standards, rather than state-set regulations, the norm in efforts to reduce harmful runoff and increase water quality. The pro-business group marshaled a slate of endorsements for the bill from business, government, and environmental leaders who favor HB 7005 by Rep. Matt Caldwell, currently working its way through committee with approval from both chambers. AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney said the bill…

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Meet Brittany Dover, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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Brittany Dover may be an up-and-comer on Tallahassee’s political track but isn’t too proud to live next door to her parents on the North Florida farm where she grew up. Dover, 28, has worked her way from the Republican Party of Florida, where she got her first break, to working in legislative affairs at the departments of Corrections and Environmental Protection, to her current job as lobbyist at Hopping, Green, & Sams. Her work in the capital’s influence industry shouldn’t come as…

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FPL customers get a break on utility rates starting today

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Starting today, Florida Power & Light customers are getting a break. As of May 1, residential consumers for the state’s largest electric utility will pay approximately $3 less on a typical bill. Business customers also get some relief, with a 3 to 6 percent decrease as the state-approved reduction in the company’s fuel charge takes effect. This latest FPL rate decrease – the second in 2015 so far – comes from projected savings on fuel costs. Overall, FPL’s average residential customer…

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Florida Chamber, Restaurant Association call for extending Seminole Compact

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Two major pro-business groups, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association are calling for renewal of the gambling agreement between state lawmakers and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. In a television ad released today, Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, urge the state to extend the Seminole Gaming Compact. An essential portion of the Compact, which allows blackjack…

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