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Vern Buchanan’s small biz tax cut bill gets some love from Grover Norquist

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Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, who once infamously said he’s like cut government down to the size “where we can drown it in the bathtub,” is publicly endorsing a small business tax cut proposal offered by Sarasota area Republican Representative Vern Buchanan. The bill, dubbed the Main Street Fairness Act, would establish that businesses that file taxes as passthrough income, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and S corporations, will never pay a higher rate than a corporation.  Under current law, corporations…

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Manufacturing trade group gives “State of Manufacturing” speech at Port Tampa Friday

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Port Tampa Bay plays a vital role in Florida’s industrial landscape, a fact that will be highlighted as part of a visit this week by the head of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, as part of the group’s 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour, will stop by Port Tampa Bay Friday to give the organization’s annual State of Manufacturing address. NAM is the national trade group representing 14,000 manufacturers in the United States. Timmons’…

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