Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Tom Feeney

Associated Industries releases 2017 Voting Record report

in 2017 by

The voting record report is out. Associated Industries of Florida released its 2017 Voting Record report. Published for more than four decades, the annual report is considered one of the definitive legislative scorecards for the business community. This year, the organization calculated more than 208,966 votes on 1,955 bills with 848 legislators. “This session, AIF faced a variety of tough issues on behalf of Florida’s business community, including opposing any measure that would have made it more expensive for businesses…

Keep Reading

AIF lauds proposed revisions to House’s workers’ compensation reform

in Statewide by

Associated Industries of Florida chief Tom Feeney had praise Thursday for amendments that would bring the House workers’ compensation reform bill closer to business interests’ ideal. “AIF today calls on members of the Florida House Commerce Committee to adopt the amendments to HB 7085 that will go a long way in rectifying our state’s wounded workers’ compensation system,” Feeney said in a written statement. “While there is still more work to be done to make Florida’s workers’ compensation system whole…

Keep Reading

Can a moderate ‘old white guy’ beat Stephanie Murphy?

in Peter/Top Headlines by

We cannot even get to the halfway point in the Legislative Session without turning to not-yet-developed 2018 races — especially with one Orlando congressional seat poised to become one of the most hotly-contested in the country. Why? Orlando is emblematic of Democratic hopes for their party. For the better part of the last few decades, the area has been represented by typical conservative white guys — Bill McCollum, Tom Feeney, John Mica, Ric Keller — and a gerrymandered African-American from Jacksonville…

Keep Reading

Capitol Reax: Visit Florida funding, Uber, high-speed rail

in Statewide by

The Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee voted 5-1 to approve a proposal (SB 596) that would allow telecommunications companies to put small wireless communications infrastructure in public rights-of-way. Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida: “AIF supports legislation to bring technology of the future to Florida, allowing our communities to be a part of the smart cities revolution.  Florida’s economic environment will greatly benefit from this good legislation, allowing new technologically advanced companies to locate here…

Keep Reading

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

in Statewide by

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…

Keep Reading

Tom Feeney calls Senate plan ‘largest Florida tax hike in many years’

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

The head of Associated Industries of Florida came out in opposition Tuesday to the Senate’s plan to repeal a tax break to the insurance industry. “AIF supports reducing the business rent tax,” AIF president & CEO Tom Feeney said. “However, we cannot support this tax break on the back of creating what would be the largest Florida tax hike in many years if the insurance premium tax salary credit is repealed.” The bill (SB 378) aims to use the money from the insurance…

Keep Reading

AIF announces 2017 Legislative Session priorities

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) on Thursday released its “2017 Session Priorities” publication, outlining its legislative agenda on behalf of its members for the 2017 Legislative Session. “As the collective voice of businesses from the Panhandle to the Keys, …we are proud to continue the fight to protect Florida’s job creators,” AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney said.  “Each year, Florida’s business community faces a variety of tough issues and this year will be no exception. “AIF stands ready to…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 5
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top