Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Not Be on the 2020 Florida Ballot

By Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida Pointing to a “narrow timeframe” for meeting petition-signature requirements, backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow recreational marijuana use in Florida said Monday the measure will not go on the November ballot. The political committee Make It Legal Florida had been hurrying to try to meet a Read More

WOTC, IEC, EZs & Disaster Relief Legislation Signed into Law

Tax Extenders Have Been Renewed and New Disaster Relief Available (Florence, SC) – On Friday, December 20, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (H.R. 1865). The Act includes a tax credit package that provides a one-year extension through 2020 to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Indian Read More

Attorney General Moody Launches Direct Support Organization to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

(L-R: Sen. Lauren Book, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association President & CEO Carol Dover, Council Chair Ellyn Bogdanoff, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Rep. Toby Overdorf,  Council Board Member Sara Mahoney, Uber Senior Public Policy Manager Stephanie Smith, Council Executive Director Erin Collins, Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, )   [Tallahassee, Fla.] Attorney General Ashley Moody joined members of the Read More

Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020

New National Restaurant Association survey identifies top restaurant menu trends for the coming year. [Washington, DC] Comfort food and innovation are pairing up on this year’s list of what’s hot in trends and creations coming to diners from restaurant kitchens. The annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, released today by the National Restaurant Association, offers a Read More

Hotel Industry, NFL Tackle Human Trafficking Prevention Ahead of Super Bowl LIV

Miami Event Kicks off Human Trafficking Awareness Month with Local, National Groups, Florida Officials (L-R: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association President & CEO Carol Dover, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Executive Director Ray Martinez, American Hotel & Lodging Association President & CEO Chip Rogers)   [Miami, Fla] The hotel industry convened today Read More