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Personnel note: Jonathan Kilman joins Hispanic Chamber board

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Foley & Lardner lobbyist and partner Jonathan Kilman has been appointed to the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce‘s Board of Governors and the its newly-formed Strategy Committee, the group announced Wednesday. “We did our homework and Jonathan is regarded as a widely respected and visionary leader who understands the intersection of business and policy in Florida,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Chamber, in a statement. “FSHCC is proud to welcome Jonathan’s leadership.”

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Associated Industries of Florida to hold water forum today

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Associated Industries of Florida, the state’s premier business lobby, will hold its sixth annual Florida Water Forum today. The forum begins 9 a.m. at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World. “This meeting will provide participants with the most current information from Florida’s policy leaders in the Legislature and state government on issues relating to water policy,” according to a news release. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is scheduled as keynote speaker, with former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard, now…

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Bill Day’s latest: Rick Scott, ‘climate change’ and the stroke of a pen

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Sometimes circumstances can improve even the best work of art. Such is the case with Bill Day’s latest editorial cartoon, where Gov. Rick Scott wishes for “something green” to disprove what shall not be named – “climate change.” He gets it: a bag of corporate money. But that’s not all. According to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the governor refused to have the phrase “climate change” or “global warming” to be officially associated with the Sunshine State. Therefore, in…

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