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Business Rent Tax Stifles Florida’s Economic Future

Business Rent Tax Stifles Florida’s Economic Future

The business rent tax is the only state-sanctioned sales tax on commercial leases in the entire country and Florida is the not-so-proud holder of that title. Not even tax-happy havens like California and New York impose this state tax on its businesses. Due to this...

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Is Florida’s Workers’ Comp Going to Work?

Is Florida’s Workers’ Comp Going to Work?

In a landslide vote, the Florida House approves House bill 7085, a workers’ compensation bill that makes business owners smile but does it fully protect injured workers? Last year, the state’s workers’ comp system took a serious hit when the state Supreme Court issued...

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Rick Scott Gets Final Say on Ridesharing

Rick Scott Gets Final Say on Ridesharing

A fight that’s continued for literal years is one step closer to an ending, making Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Chris Sprowls the lawmakers of the day. House bill 221 is now on its way to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott after the House pushed it through via 36-1 vote in the...

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Frank Artiles: A Point of Personal Privilege

Frank Artiles: A Point of Personal Privilege

For years, State Senator Frank Artiles thought he was just one of the fellas. But this week, harsh reality smacked him straight in the face. Memories of awkward moments came flooding back…   After reflecting on his behavior, Senator Artiles humbly asks...

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Business Rent Tax Stifles Florida’s Economic Future

Business Rent Tax Stifles Florida’s Economic Future

The business rent tax is the only state-sanctioned sales tax on commercial leases in the entire country and Florida is the not-so-proud holder of that title. Not even tax-happy havens like California and New York impose this state tax on its businesses. Due to this...

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Dr. Dale Brill: Defending Tourism Marketing

Dr. Dale Brill: Defending Tourism Marketing

Opponents of funding state tourism marketing in Florida present two broad arguments in their quest to eliminate VISIT FLORIDA. State tourism marketing neither works nor is necessary; and Funding state tourism marketing equates to corporate welfare, expressed most...

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