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News from 2017
Comcast Opens Free Xfinity WiFi Service Across Florida to Aid Residents, Emergency Personnel - September 7
AIF & NAM Launch First-of-its-kind Digital Manufacturers Marketplace - August 17
2018 Senate Committee Changes - August 15
AIF to Launch First-of-its-kind Digital Manufacturers Marketplace - August 8
AIF Announces its 2017 Champions for Business - June 27
AIF Statement on Governor Scott Signing HB 687 into Florida Law - June 26
AIFPAC Endorses Representative Jose Diaz in Special Primary Election for Senate District 40 - June 26
ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF FLORIDA & THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS ANNOUNCE NEW, ONE-OF-A KIND DIGITAL MARKETPLACE TO BOLSTER MANUFACTURERS IN THE UNITED STATES - June 19
2017 AIF Session Wrap-Up - June 1
AIF Releases its 2017 Voting Records Report - May 31
AIF: Appeals Court Ruling is Reminder Solid Reforms Needed for Workers’ Comp -May 9
AIF: One Piece to Putting Workers’ Compensation System Back Together
Unanimously Heads to Governor Scott
- May 3
AIF: Investing in Small Cell Deployment Now is an Investment in Florida’s 5G Future - May 3
AIF: House Tax Cut Package Allows Florida’s Pro-Business Environment to Flourish - May 1
AIF: Floridians Need Lawmakers to Resolve Insurance Marketplace Crisis this Session - April 26
AIF: House Tax Cut Package Makes Florida More Attractive Place for Businesses - April 26
AIF: HB 687 Makes 5G Possible in Florida - April 24
AIF Commends Florida House on Passing Badly Needed Workers’ Comp Reforms - April 19
AIF: Florida Must Get to Heart of Abuse in Florida’s Property Insurance Market - April 19
AIF: SB 1008 is One Piece to Putting Workers’ Comp Back Together Again- April 17
AIF: Florida Cannot Afford to Weaken Business Standards - April 17
AIF Applauds House Commerce Committee for Passing Solid Workers’ Comp Legislation - April 6
AIF Calls on House Commerce Committee to Adopt Workers’ Comp Amendments - April 6
AIF Opposes Motor Vehicle Dealers Legislation - April 4
AIF on Assignment of Benefits, Workers’ Compensation & Insurance Rates Legislation - April 3
Prejudgment Interest to Drive Businesses from Sunshine State - March 29
HB 1107 is a Solution to Restoring Stable, Self-executing & Affordable Workers’ Compensation System - March 28
Bring Technology of the Future to Florida - March 27
Florida Lawmakers Should Oppose Auto Dealer Recall Legislation - March 21
Keep Floridians Working & Florida-based Companies Giving - March 21
Bring Smart Cities & Ultra-fast Wireless Network Speeds to Florida - March 15
Florida’s Business Community Deserves Stable, Self-Executing & Affordable Workers’ Compensation System - March 14
AIF’s H2O Coalition on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources’ Passage of SB 10 - March 8
Florida Can Have Smart Cities with 5G Technology - March 7
Florida Families Benefitting from Pro-business Environment Thanks to Governor Rick Scott - March 7
AIF Opposes Termination of EFI & Revamp of VISIT FLORIDA - March 6
AIF Announces its 2017 Legislative Priorities - March 2
AIF Statement Regarding Prejudgment Interest Legislation - February 23
AIF's H2O Coalition Supports Completion of Science-based Projects to Achieve Results in Everglades Restoration - February 22
AIF Statement Regarding Prejudgment Interest Legislation - February 21
AIF Statement Regarding Economic Programs Legislation - February 21
AIF Workers’ Compensation Task Force: “Florida’s Business Community Comes Together on Workers’ Compensation Solution” - February 14
AIF Statement Regarding Economic Programs Legislation - February 8
AIF: “Governor Fights for Future of Employers & Employees” - January 31

Archive

2016

AIF Statement on Governor Scott Appointment of Florida Supreme Court Justice - December 13
AIF Workers’ Compensation Task Force: “Workers’ Compensation System Concerns Prove to Be Justified” - December 13
AIF Workers’ Compensation Task Force Solicits Input from Public - November 1
AIFPAC Announces 2016 General Election Endorsements for Florida Senate & House Candidates - September 30
AIF Statement on Florida’s 14.5% Workers’ Compensation Rate Hike - September 27
2016 Primary Results - August 30
AIF Co-hosts Successful 2016 ‘Building Florida’s Future’ Symposium - August 19
AIF Statement on NCCI’s Rate Filing Public Hearing Before the OIR - August 16
Associated Industries of Florida Endorses Marco for Senate - August 12
AIF to Co-host ‘Building Florida’s Future’ Symposium - August 3
AIF Announces Florida Workers’ Compensation Strategic Task Force - July 28
AIFPAC Announces Florida Senate & House Endorsements for 2016 Election - July 19
2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour Concludes in Jacksonville - July 13
Florida Employers Now Facing Workers' Compensation Rate Hikes Near 20% - July 5
2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour Stops in Miami - June 29
AIF supports needed IT procurement & contracting reform for the state of Florida - June 20
2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour Kicks Off in Tampa - June 9
AIF on Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase; Announces 2016 Helping Florida Work Town Hall Tour - May 27
AIF Announces its 2016 ‘Champions for Business’ - May 25
AIF Statement on Florida Supreme Court Declaring Attorney Fees Unconstitutional Under the Workers’ Compensation Law - April 27
FAIF Wraps Up Successful 2016 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit - April 27
FAIF Announces 2016 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit Lineup - April 19
AIF Statement on Governor Rick Scott Appointing Tammy Perdue to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Three-Member Panel - April 18
AIF Releases its 2016 Voting Records Report - April 12
Former AIF Chair Lance C. Ringhaver Passes - April 6
FAIF Announces Cindy Mann as Keynote Speaker of 2016 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit - March 31
2016 Session Wrap-up Report - March 25
AIF Statement on Governor Scott Cutting Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax - March 17
AIF Statement on Tax Package Passing Florida Legislature - March 11
AIF Statement on Tax Package Passing Senate Appropriations - March 3
AIF Statement Urging Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to Approve Legislation Regulating Onshore Oil & Gas Activities - February 25
AIF Statement Calling on House Appropriations Committee to Reject HB 559 - February 22
AIF Applauds the Passage of the House Tax Package by the House Finance & Tax Committee - February 3
AIF Statement in Opposition of Step Therapy Legislation Passed Today by the Senate Health Policy Committee - February 1
NAM’s Timmons Gives State of Manufacturing Address at Port Tampa Bay in Florida - January 29
AIF on Legislation Regulating the Onshore Oil & Gas Industry Passing the Florida House - January 27
AIF on Senate Bill 318 Passing Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government - January 25
AIF on Manufacturing Equipment &; Machinery Tax Exemption Advancing in the Senate - January 25
Florida Leaders Applaud Governor Scott for Signing Comprehensive Water Policy Reform into Law - January 21
AIF Statement on Onshore Oil & Gas Legislation Advancing in Florida House - January 21
AIF Statement in Opposition of Step Therapy Legislation - January 19
AIF’s H2O Coalition Regarding on Bipartisan Passage of Comprehensive Water Reform in the Florida House - January 14
AIF Statement on Passage of SB 318 in Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation & Conservation - January 13
AIF’s H2O Coalition on Bipartisan Passage of Comprehensive Water Reform in the Florida Senate - January 13
AIF Statement on Passage of SB 98 in Senate Committee on Commerce & Tourism Committee - January 11
AIF Announces its 2016 Legislative Priorities - January 8

2015

AIF: “Governor Scott’s Budget to Foster Pro-business Environment” - December 2
AIF Statement on House Bill 191 to Regulate Onshore Oil & Gas Activities - December 2
AIF Issues Statement on Language in Senate Bill 720 & House Bill 559 Which Limits Public Notice in Self-Storage - December 1
AIF Statement on Governor Scott’s Proposed Budget for FY 2016-17 - November 23
Joint & Several Liability Comes Up in Senate Committee - November 20
AIF Statement on Commissioner McCarty Ordering Lower Workers’ Compensation Rates for Florida - November 3
AIF Applauds House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee for Passing House Bill 191 to Regulate Oil & Gas Industry - November 3
AIF Joins in Celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015 - October 2
AIF Applauds Senator Garrett Richter & Representative Ray Rodrigues for Refiling Legislation to Better Govern Onshore Oil & Gas Activities - September 25
Passing of Former AIF Chair Guy Bostick - August 31
AIF Announces its 2015 ‘Champions for Business’ - August 27
AIF Strategically aligns with Florida's leading workers' compensation legal team - August 18
AIF Creates Focus Groups & Panel in Support of Information Technology Council - July 27
AIF Announces its 2015 Voting Records Report - July 14
2015 AIF Session Wrap-Up - June 26
Florida DCA Rules on Workers' Compensation - June 24
AIF Commends Florida Senate for Passing FHIX - June 3

AIF Statement on Onshore Oil & Gas Regulation Passing Florida House - April 27

AIF Thanks Members of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government for Passing Legislation Governing Onshore Oil & Gas Activities - April 14
AIF Applauds Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services for Approving Telehealth Legislation - April 14
AIF Thanks Members of House State Affairs Committee for Advancing Legislation to Better Regulate Onshore Oil & Gas Production - April 14
AIF Thanks Members of House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee for Advancing Legislation Governing Onshore Oil & Gas Activities - April 7
AIF Applauds Lawmakers on the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation for Passage of Senate Bill 1468 - March 31
AIF Applauds Senate Committee on Appropriations for Approving FHIX & Sending it to the Floor - March 25
AIF Praises House Civil Justice Subcommittee for Passing House Bill 1197 & House Bill 1199 - March 24
AIF Asks Senate Committee on Health Policy to Vote Down Senate Bill 784 - March 23
Tort Reform Action Alert - March 23
AIF Applauds Lawmakers on House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee for Passage of House Bill 1205 - March 17
AIF Commends Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services for Passing FHIX - March 17
Tom Feeney: Extending health coverage is the right thing to do - March 9
AIF’s H2O Coalition on the Florida House’s Bipartisan Passage of Comprehensive Water Policy - March 5
AIF Launches 2015 Information Technology Council - March 5
2015 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit - February 26
AIF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Reduce Communications Services Tax - February 2
FAIF Announces Eliot Fishman as Keynote Speaker of 2015 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit - February 2
AIF Statement on Governor Rick Scott’s 2015-16 Tax Cut Proposal - January 20
AIF’s Florida H2O Coalition Launches Online Platforms for Action on Comprehensive Water Policy Reform - January 8

2014

Morales v Zenith Insurance Opinion Issued - December 4
AIF Statement on “A Healthy Florida Works Plan” - December 3
AIF Statement on Net Neutrality - November 11
2014 "Unofficial" Election Results - November 5
Tom Feeney: EPA rules could batter Florida’s economy - October 14
Statement by AIF Workers' Compensation Coalition on Workers' Comp Rate Reduction Hearing - October 14
AIF Opposes Amendment 2: Bad for Florida Businesses - October 13
Governor Rick Scott Addresses AIF and its Members - October 8
AIF Announces its 2014 U.S. Congressional Candidate Endorsements - October 6
AIF Statement on Governor’s Continued Efforts for “It’s Working Florida” - July 25
AIF's Tom Feeny to be Featured Speaker at the American-Irish Business Forum - July 17
AIF Announces its 2014 ‘Champions for Business’ - July 1
AIF Advocates on Capitol Hill as State Affiliate of National Association of Manufacturers - June 11
AIF Statement on Governor Signing FY 2014-15 State Budget into Law - June 2
AIF Statement on EPA Proposed Standard for Existing Power Plants - June 2
AIF Announces its 2014 Voting Records Report - May 27
AIF 2014 Session Wrap-Up - May 21
AIF Applauds Passage of Water Resources Development Act by U.S. Congress - May 20
AIF Statement on Citizens Board Approving $3.1 Billion Reinsurance Package for 2014 Storm Season - April 24
AIF Statement on Advancement of Chauffeured Limousines Legislation in Florida Senate - April 10
AIF Statement on Postsecondary Student Tuition Passing Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education - April 9
AIF Opposition Statement on Passage of Health Care Legislation - April 8
AIF Statement on Advancement of Chauffeured Limousines Legislation in Florida House - April 4
AIF Statement on Governor Scott Signing Motor Vehicle License Tax Reduction - April 2
AIF Statement on Postsecondary Student Tuition Passing Senate Committee on Judiciary - April 1
AIF Statement on Health Care Practitioners Legislation Passing Senate Committee on Health Policy - March 25
AIF Opposes Passage of Health Care Legislation - March 25
AIF Statement on Legal Reform Legislation Passing Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee - March 18
AIF Statement on the Senate Passage of Motor Vehicle License Tax Reduction - March 18
AIF Statement on Post Secondary Student Tuition Passing Senate Committee on Education - March 18
Florida Supreme Court Rules on Medical-Malpractice Damages - March 13
AIF Supports Legal Reform Legislation Advancing Through the Florida House - March 12
AIF Statement on Sales of Electrical Power or Energy Tax Reduction Legislation Passing First Committee Stop - March 11
AIF Board of Directors Unanimously Endorses Governor Scott & Florida Cabinet Members for Re-election - March 3
AIF’s Florida H2O Coalition Urges Legislature to Safeguard Florida’s Water Supply - February 19
AIF Launches “Best for Florida” Campaign with New Website Providing Information on Integrated Resorts - January 15
Poster Rule Defeated - January 6

2013

Message to AIF Members from President & CEO Tom Feeney - December 20
FAIF to Host 2014 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit Featuring Key
Policy & Decision Makers
- October 29
Irish-American Chamber of Commerce Florida Opens in Orlando - October 25
2014 Workers Comp Rates to Increase Less Than 1% - October 23
Associated Industries of Florida Names New Board Chair - September 4
PPPs: A Solution for Florida Public Construction Projects - August 6
AIF Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Champions for Business Awards Program; Announces 2013 Winners - July 10
AIF 2013 Session Wrap-Up - June 4
2013 AIF Voting Records Report - May 29
AIF on Florida’s Repayment of Unemployment Compensation Loan - May 23 
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing the Budget - May 17
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing Bill Eliminating Sales Tax on Purchase of Manufacturing Equipment - May 17
AIF Joins Gov. Scott on Victory Tour Celebrating Elimination of Sales Tax on Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Purchases - May 13
Key Victory Against the NLRB! - May 8
AIF on Hertz Corporate Headquarters Relocation to Florida - May 7
AIF on Passage of Numeric Nutrient Criteria Legislation (SB 1808 and HB 7115) - May 1
Legislation to Close Longstanding Drug Repack Loophole in Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System is Successful - May 1
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing the Career and Professional Education Act of 2013 - April 22
Build the Keystone XL Pipeline; AIF and CEA Say “We Need it Now” - April 22
AIF Statement on Support of the Senate’s Medicaid Payment System Plan - April 4
GOVERNOR SCOTT RELEASES STATEMENT ON UNEMPLOYMENT RATE - March 18
AIF Praises Florida DEP and EPA Numeric Nutrient Criteria Agreement - March 15
AIF Letter to Florida Senate Encourages Support of Manufacturing Sales Tax Exemptions - March 14
AIF on Gov. Rick Scott’s 2013 State of the State Address - March 5
New Online Tool Illustrates Distribution of Citizens and Non-Citizens Policyholders by Legislative Districts - February 26
AIF on Today's Action on Medicaid Expansion & the Medicaid Waiver - February 21
AIF on Gov. Scott’s Pro-Growth 2013 Budget Recommendations - January 31
AIF Praises Gov. Scott’s Pro-Growth 2013 Budget Recommendations - January 31
AIF Lauds Gov. Scott’s Commitment to Supporting and Building Florida’s Manufacturing Industry - January 9
AIF President and CEO Tom Feeney Announces New AIF Governmental Affairs Team - January 7

2012

2013 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit Announces Keynote Speakers - December 18
2013 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit Announces Featured Panelists - December 5
FAIF Launches 2013 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit - November 2
2013 Workers' Compensation Rates Set to Increase - October 30
AIF Constitutional Amendment Guide - October 17
State business leaders and lawmakers urge action - October 4
AIF Response to Letter by Robin Westcott, Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate - October 1
AIF Announces 2012 Presidential and Federal Endorsements - September 26
AIFPAC Announces Final State Legislative Endorsements - September 20
2012 AIF Annual Conference - September 19
Florida Water Forum - September 18
Post-Conventions Poll Shows President and Romney in Statistical Tie - September 13
Governor Scott's Educational Tour - September 10
AIF Supports Tampa Bay Partnership’s RNC Initiative: Front Row Tampa Bay - August 18
Washington Arms Unions Through Posters - August 1
AIFPAC Announces Additional House Endorsements - August 1
AIFPAC Announces Additional Senate Endorsements - July 20
Urge Washington to Approve Florida’s New Water Rules! - July 10
AIF on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act - June 28
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing the Metal Theft Prevention Bill - June 28
Associated Industries of Florida Announces Health Care Effort - June 26
This Hurricane Season, Take the Time to Be Prepared for Any Disaster - June 25
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: “Insurance promises we can’t keep.” - June 25
AIFPAC Announces Support for Mike Weinstein in Senate Race - June 21
AIFPAC Announces Florida Senate and House Endorsements - June 21
AIF Calls on Congress to Support Domestic Sugar Farmers - June 13
AIF on Letter Sent to Citizens Interim President by Members of the Florida Legislature - June 8
AIF on Administrative Law Judge Ruling on Numeric Nutrient Criteria - June 7
Governor Scott Applauds AIF’s Commitment to Economic Prosperity and Job Creation - June 4
AIF on the State Board of Education’s Decision on 2012 FCAT Writing Scores - May 18
AIF Recognizes Pro-Business Legislators as Champions for Business - May 2
What’s at Stake in Money Market Fund Changes? - April 30
Florida Supreme Court Approves Redrawn State Senate Map - April 27
Court Halts NLRB Posting Notice Requirement - April 19
2012 AIF Voting Records Report - April 12
AIF Partners with Governor Scott and Legislative Leaders to Promote Economic Development in Florida - April 5
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing the 2012 Economic Development and Jobs Package - March 28
AIF Advances Business Community’s Priorities in 2012 Legislative Session - March 10
Unemployment Compensation Tax Relief Passes Legislature - March 8
Legislation to Streamline Agency Permitting Passes Legislature - March 8
Fight for Cat Fund Reform Continues - March 6
Unemployment Compensation Relief Legislation Proceeds to Senate Floor for Final Vote - March 5
FLORIDA BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT GROUPS APPLAUD SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE FOR SUPPORTING CAT FUND AMENDMENT - March 3
AIF Applauds the Florida House for Passage of PIP Fraud Legislation - March 2
Workers' Compensation Drug Repack Bill Passes - February 28
AIF on the Federal Ruling on Numeric Nutrient Criteria Lawsuit - February 20
AIF on Florida U.S. Senators’ Efforts on Numeric Nutrient Criteria - February 16
FLORIDA BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT GROUPS APPLAUD SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FAVORING CAT FUND LEGISLATION - February 16
AIF on the Passage of Numeric Nutrient Criteria Legislation - February 10
Legislation to Close Loophole in Workers’ Compensation System Continues to Move in Florida House - February 9
AIF on the Passage of HB 245 - February 7
AIF on Today's Action on Medicaid Expansion & the Medicaid Waiver - January 30
AIF Stands Up in Support of Accident Fraud Reform - January 25
AIF Stands in Support of Hiring Military Veterans - January 25
Poll Calls for Smart Justice Reforms - January 19
Legislation to Close Loophole in Workers’ Compensation System Passes First Committee in Senate - January 19
NEW VIDEO ILLUSTRATES HURRICANE TAX RISK FLORIDIANS FACE BASED ON CURRENT CAT FUND STRUCTURE - January 18
FLORIDA NONPROFIT AND BUSINESS GROUPS LAUD SEN. HAYS FOR FILING IMPORTANT CITIZENS LEGISLATION - January 11
AIF on the Economic Future of the State - January 9

2011

AIF Announces Tom Feeney as New President/CEO - December 15
2012 Pre-Session Briefing - December 13
Environmental Regulations Commission Approves NNC Rule - December 8
Statement By: Associated Industries of Florida - December 7
AIF Rallies Business and Industry Group Support for Destination Resorts Legislation - December 6
Associated Industries of Florida Announces 2012 Legislative Priorities - December 5
AIF Puts Lobbying Muscle Behind Destination Resorts Legislation - November 17
AIF Launches “More Jobs for Florida” Campaign - November 17
AIF on the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Opposition to Destination Resort - November 11
Capitol Press Conference on Drug Re-Pack Legislation - November 2
Property Casualty Insurance Association of American Releases Report on Automobile Insurance Fraud in Florida - October 31
Florida Insurance Commissioner Approves Workers Compensation Rate Increase - October 24
AIF Hosts State Representative Jose Oliva at Power Luncheon - October 24
AIF Launches National Search for New President/CEO - October 12
AIF on the Petition Urging President Obama to Reconsider EPA’s Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rulemaking - October 12
Floridians to Washington: Support the Keystone XL Pipeline Expansion - October 6
Florida Manufacturers Urge Congress to Protect Jobs - September 15
Three of Four Floridians Like Gov. Scott’s Policies; Approval Rating Improving - August 22
AIF Poll: Romney and President in Statistical Tie; Floridians Prefer Republican Congressman to Provide Check and Balance to the President’s Policies - August 19
Poll Results Show Signs of Trouble in Florida for President Obama - August 18
AIF Announces Resignation of Barney Bishop - August 10
AIF on Nestle Waters’ Decision Regarding Wacissa River Spring Source - July 27
E-VERIFY: STATES BEAR THE ECONOMIC BURDEN - July 5
AIF on Gov. Scott’s Decision to Move the SunRail Project Forward - July 1
Governor Scott Signs Unemployment Compensation Legislation into Law - June 28
AIF on the Announcement of Steve MacNamara as Gov. Scott’s Chief of Staff - June 24
AIF on Governor Scott’s Approval of SB 142 Relating to Crashworthiness - June 23
Pro-Business Legislators Honored with AIF Champion for Business Awards - June 17
AIF Voting Records Report - June 9
Second Annual Florida Water Forum Addresses Florida’s Water Crisis - June 2
AIF on Gov. Scott Signing Florida's Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget - May 26
Congressman Steve Southerland Meet & Greet at AIF - May 18
AIF on Governor Scott’s Passage of SB 408 - May 17
Encourage Gov. Scott to Veto Raid on the State Transportation Trust Fund - May 12
AIF on Job Creation Benefits and Positive Economic Impacts of SunRail - May 5
AIF on the Legislature’s Passage of Important Tort Reform Bills - May 4
FLORIDA’S “UNLIKELY COALITION” URGES PROPERTY INSURANCE REFORM THIS SESSION - May 4
Seaport Security Bill Passes Both Chambers - May 4
Senate Eliminates E-Verify Mandates in Immigration Reform Bill - May 3
AIF URGES LEGISLATORS TO END “ATTORNEY FEE WINDFALL” IN PIP LAWSUITS - May 2
AIF on Gov. Rick Scott’s Reappointment of Dr. Akshay "A.K." Desai to the State Board of Education - May 2
House & Senate Reach Agreement on Pension Reform - May 2
AIF Endorses Mike Hogan for Mayor of Jacksonville - April 27
A NEW MODEL FOR FLORIDA: A CONTIMUUM OF CARE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN CORRECTIONS - April 21
Citizens for Fairness in Florida Says It’s Time to Close Florida’s Tobacco Payment Loophole - April 19
AIF on the House Passage of Seaport Security Bill - April 14
Floridians for Sustainable Pensions - April 13
AIF Mid-Session Briefing - April 11
AIF on Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 - April 11
AIF on Governor Scott’s Executive Order Calling for Review of Government-Run Hospitals - March 23
AIF on the Florida Legislature’s Passage of the Student Success Act - March 16
AIF on the Senate’s Passage of Crashworthiness Legislation - March 16
AIF on the House Numeric Nutrient Water Quality Criteria Bill - March 15
AIF on Gov, Scott's First State of the State Address - March 8
AIF Independent Review Debunks Conclusions of Everglades Foundation Economic Report - March 3
AIF URGES DOSAL TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE TO FLORIDA - February 21
AIF on Gov. Rick Scott’s Decision to Reject the Tampa to Orlando High Speed Rail Project - February 16
Medicaid Reform Update - February 15
2011 Tallahassee Pre-Session Briefing - February 10
AIF on Gov. Rick Scott’s Budget Recommendations - February 7
2011 Jacksonville Pre-Session Briefing - February 1
AIF on Gov. Scott’s Proposal to Form a New Department of Commerce - January 27
Fla.'s Congressional Delegation Nutrient Criteria Letter from: Fla. Employers and Local Government Representatives - January 25
AIF, Florida TaxWatch: Reform Prisons Texas-Style - January 24
FLORIDA CHARITABLE AND BUSINESS GROUPS URGE GOV. SCOTT TO ELIMINATE HURRICANE TAXES - January 18
AIF on the Formation of a Florida High Speed Rail Coalition - January 12
AIF Hires Two New Vice-Presidents and Creates New Political Team - January 12
AIF on Gov. Scott’s Appointment of Kurt Browning as Secretary of the Florida Department of State - January 5
Inauguration Day! - January 4
AIF on The Inauguration of Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll - January 4

2010

AIF on the Obama Administration’s Decision to Extend Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Ban - December 2
U.S. EPA Releases new Water Quality Rule - November 16
AIF on the Legislature’s Decision Not to Override the Veto of HB 5603 - November 16
AIF on Implementation of Federal Numeric Nutrient Criteria on Florida’s Waters - November 5
Veto Override List Announced - November 4
Veto Override Session to be Announced - November 3
AIF on Rick Scott Winning the Florida Governor’s Race - November 2
AIF on Marco Rubio Winning Florida’s U.S. Senate Race - November 2
Workers’ Comp Rates to See Modest Increase for 2011 - October 15
AIF on the Florida Supreme Court Decision to Keep Amendment 8 - October 7
AIF Recognizes Sen. John Thrasher as a 2010 Champion for Business - October 6
2010 Federal Endorsements - October 1
EPA to Issue One-Month Delay for Florida Nutrients Inland Water Standards - September 29
U.S. Senator LeMieux to sponsor Funding Prohibition for EPA’s NNC Criteria - September 29
Massive dividend tax increase looms, threatening U.S. economic recovery - September 23
AIF on Pam Bondi, Republican Candidate for Attorney General - September 22
Rick Scott (R) Visits with Florida Employers - September 3
AIF on Pam Bondi winning the Republican primary for Attorney General - August 25
AIF on Rick Scott winning the Republican Gubernatorial Primary - August 25
AIFPAC State Senate and House Endorsements - August 16
AIF Federal Issues Poll - August 12
AIF Poll Gauges Floridians’ Attitudes on Energy - August 11
Poll Results in U.S. Senate Race - August 6
AIF Poll: Scott Out Front In Republican Primary for Governor; Many Undecided in Attorney General’s Race - August 4
AIF Poll Shows Rubio and Crist Nearly Even in U.S. Senate Race - August 4
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL AIF CHAMPION FOR BUSINESS AWARD GOES TO SEN. LEMIEUX - August 3
AIFPAC ENDORSES MCCOLLUM AND SCOTT FOR GOVERNOR - July 28
Barney Bishop to Florida’s Congressional Delegation: Opposition to EPA’s proposed Boiler MACT rule - July 28
News on Special Session: Speaker Cretul's Response - July 23
AIF on the Small Business Jobs Act - July 20
AIF on Gov. Crist’s Call for a Special Session on Offshore Drilling - July 20
News on Special Session - July 15
Governor Crist Calls for July Special Session - July 8
AIFPAC ENDORSES PAM BONDI IN ATTORNEY GENERAL REPUBLICAN PRIMARY - July 1
AIF ANNOUNCES 2010 CHAMPIONS FOR BUSINESS AWARDS - June 24
35TH ANNUAL AIF VOTING RECORDS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS A BUSINESS-FRIENDLY FLORIDA LEGISLATURE - June 17
2010 Florida Water Forum - June 11
Call the Governor and Ask Him to Sign HB 1271 To protect Florida’s Transportation System - June 3
AIFPAC Endorses Adam Putnam and Jeff Atwater in their Florida Cabinet Bids - June 1
Special Session on Drilling Ban? - May 11
MORE GOOD WORKERS’ COMP NEWS FOR FLORIDA EMPLOYERS - May 10
AIF and the Florida Insurance Council Help Florida Employers Save More Than $100 Million in Workers' Comp Costs - April 30
FLORIDA BUSINESS COMMUNITY SUPPORTS LEGISLATION THAT WILL CREATE THE RECYCLING BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER - April 30
AIF on the Florida Legislature’s Passage of Jobs Bill - April 30
AIF Applauds House Passage of Legislation That Improves Long-Range Planning - April 28
AIF Urges Lawmakers to Not Give Up on Medicaid Reform - April 26
Legislature Passes International Commercial Arbitration Bill - April 22
AIF on the Governor Crist’s Veto of Senate Bill 6 - April 15
AIF and the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association to Sponsor First-Ever Florida Water Forum - April 13
The Business Community Needs SB 6 to Become Law !!! - April 12
AIF Letter to President Obama on the Future of Florida’s Space Program - April 12
AIF on the Passage of Teacher Tenure and Performance Pay Legislation - April 9
AIF Communique on Gaming - April 7
SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT REWARDS HIGH-QUALITY TEACHERS - April 7
AIF on Teacher Unions’ Opposition to Teacher Tenure and Merit Pay (SB 6) - April 2
Associated Industries of Florida Encourages Passage of Senate Jobs Bill - March 30
AIF on State Contracting - March 29
Associated Industries of Florida Applauds Senate Legal Reforms - March 25
Senate Sends Tort Reform Legislation to Governor’s Desk - March 25
AIF Joins National Association of Manufactures in Letter to EPA - March 22
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Delay Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rulemaking Process - March 19
AIF Urges Lawmakers to Consider Benefits of Offshore Oil Exploration Presented in Collins Center Report - March 19
Non-Participating Manufacturers (NPM) Fee legislation on Cigarettes - March 16
AIF on the Accountability of Jackson Memorial Hospital - March 3
Unemployment Tax Relief Passes Both Chambers - March 2
AIFPC Candidate Meet & Greet - February 26
UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RELIEF PACKAGE CLEARS COMMITTEES - February 16
AIF on Impact Fee Lawsuit - February 11
AIF Pre-Session at the Governors Club - February 10
FLORIDA CABINET RECOGNIZES ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF FLORIDA FOR YEARS OF BUSINESS ADVOCACY AND SERVICE - February 9
UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RELIEF PACKAGE CLEARS FIRST LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE - February 9
TAX RELIEF COMING FOR FLORIDA EMPLOYERS! - February 4
AIF on Sen. Don Gaetz's "Jobs for Florida" Legislation - February 3
Numeric Nutrient Criteria - Notice of EPA Meeting Dates - February 3
AIF on the Support of “Right Size” Class Size Amendment - February 2
AIF on Gov. Crist’s Recommendations for Space Investments - January 28
Florida Cabinet Increases Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting for State Pension Fund - January 26
AIF Announces Proposed Solutions to Unemployment Compensation Tax Increase - January 22
Florida Needs Jobs Now - January 15
New Zogby Poll Shows Most Floridians Think Pari-mutuels Should Be Allowed to Offer Same Games as Seminoles - January 11
AIF Poll: Floridians Want All Smokers to Pay Their Fair Share of Health Care Costs - January 4

2009

State Leaders Call for Job Creation Summit - December 23
Floridians Overwhelmingly Oppose Governor’s Land Purchase, Poll Shows - December 21
AIF Statewide Poll - December 17
SayfieReview.com/Associated Industries/Zogby Poll: Florida Divided - December 16
AIF Political Council Candidate Meet & Greet Luncheon - December 14
Florida Legislature Approves Visionary Rail System Legislation - December 10
AIF on OIR Agreement with State Farm Florida - December 8
AIF In Support of Sen. Bennett & Rep. Proctor’s 2010 Consumer Choice Act - December 8
Power Lunch with Senator Lee Constantine - December 7
High Speed Rail Communique - December 3
AIF on the Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Fair Districts Florida - December 1
Announcement of Special Session on High Speed Rail - December 1
AIF on the Additional Excise Taxes on Rental Cars - November 25
AIF on Citizens’ Five Percent Rate Increase for High-Risk Accounts - November 23
AIF on the Unemployment Tax Rates Announced by DOR - November 18
Barney Bishop on U.S. District Court ruling paving the way for higher Florida water costs - November 16
AIF Salutes Veterans - November 11
AIF on U.S. Rep. Boyd’s & U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas’ Responsible Votes Against the National Health Care Plan - November 10
SENATE PRESIDENT JEFF ATWATER ANNOUNCES PROCESS FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING STUDY - November 9
AIF Political Council Candidate Meet & Greet Luncheon - November 9
AIF Announces New Councils - November 6
NAM DISAPPOINTED BY HOUSE HEALTH CARE BILL’SMASSIVE TAX HIKES AND COSTS IMPOSED ON MANUFACTURERS - October 28
AIF Releases Special Report on Federal Issues - October 21
Oil and Natural Gas Exploration Presentation from October 21 - October 21
AIF TO OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION: ORDER CITIZENS TO IMPLEMENT ACROSS-THE-BOARD 10 PERCENT RATE INCREASES - October 20
AIF calls for investigation of PSC Commissioner Argenziano - October 15
Lopez-Cantera Statement on Calls for Investigation of PSC Commissioners’ Conduct - October 15
AIF Political Council Kicks-Off Meet & Greet Luncheon Series - October 9
Seminole Gaming Compact Not the Answer to Florida’s Fiscal Crisis - September 21
Special Election for Senate District 8- THRASHER WINS! - September 15
Senate President Jeff Atwater on the Potential for an October Special Session - September 10
MOST FLORIDIANS OPPOSE HEALTH CARE REFORM; SUPPORT OFFSHORE DRILLING - September 9
FLORIDA MARKS 2009 LABOR DAY WITH HIGHEST UNEMPLOYMENT IN 30 YEARS - September 4
AIF on Gov. Crist’s Appointment of George LeMieux to U.S. Senate - August 28
Barney Bishop at Capitol City Tiger Bay - August 27
August Meeting of the Florida Energy Council - August 27
Senator Mel Martinez Resigns - August 7
AIF In Response to the Governor’s Veto of the Consumer Choice Act (HB 1171) - June 24
SEAPORT BILL SECURES FLORIDA’S POSITION AS MAJOR PLAYER IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE - June 15
AIF: SEN. NELSON IS BEHIND THE TIMES ON OFFSHORE DRILLING - June 15
AIF Voting Records Publication Available Online - June 10
Health Care Legislation Awaiting Approval by Governor Crist Could Lead to Higher Health Insurance Premiums - June 8
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rate Decrease Approved - June 3
AIF on Gov. Crist Signing Growth Management Bill (SB 360) - June 1
AIF on Gov. Crist Signing Workers’ Compensation Bill (HB 903) - May 29
AIF on the Appointment of Interim Executive Director of Space Florida, Frank DiBello - May 18
AIF’S 2009 CHAMPIONS FOR BUSINESS and COUNCIL AWARDS ANNOUNCED - May 14
AIF RELEASES 2009 VOTING RECORDS REPORT - May 11
2009 Regular Session Wrap-Up - May 11
Former Speaker John Thrasher To Announce Senate Bid - May 5
Legislature Passes AIF Supported Property Tax Reform Legislation - May 1
Legislature Passes AIF Supported Workers' Compensation Bill - April 31
Legislature Passes AIF Supported Unemployment Compensation Bill - April 30
Top Stories from April 30
FLORIDA BUSINESS LEADERS TRAVEL TO D.C. TO CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF “CARD CHECK” LEGISLATION - April 29
National Coalition for Capital & Florida Partners Applaud the Florida House for Passing Fast Track Economic Stimulus Legislation - April 27
Important Property Insurance Legislation - April 23
Top Stories from April 23
Florida Lawmakers Take Bold Step to Secure State’s Energy Future - April 21
Top Stories from April 21
End of Session Countdown - April 20
Top Stories from April 20
SENATE COMMITTEE ADDS ANTI-BUSINESS AMENDMENT TO WORKERS’ COMP BILL - April 16
FLORIDA INDUSTRY TO FEDS: FLORIDIANS SUPPORT DRILLING OFF THE STATE’S COAST - April 9

AIF on Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink’s My Safe Florida Home Press Conference - April 7

AIF PARTICIPATES IN BI-PARTISAN, COALITION PRESS CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS FLORIDA’S PROPERTY INSURANCE CRISIS - April 3
HOUSE PASSES BILL TO RESTORE WORKERS’ COMEPNSATION SAVINGS - March 31
Bill Protecting Against Increased Workers' Compensation Rates Gets Approval in Florida House - March 26
AIF on Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink’s Recommendations to Reduce Florida’s Hurricane Risk - March 12
Results of AIF Energy Poll - March 3
FLORIDIANS TO LEGISLATURE: MAKE DEEPER CUTS TO STATE SPENDING - February 27
BUSINESS COMMUNITY OFFERS PROPOSALS TO STIMULATE ECONOMY - February 18
AIF URGES LEGISLATORS TO ABOLISH THE LIP COUNCIL - February 10
Government Outsourcing Communique - February 10
Associated Industries of Florida Hosts Successful Pre-Legislative Briefing - February 3
Speaker Ray Sansom Resigns - January 30
Governor Crist Releases Budget Cut Vetoes - January 27
AIF on State Farm’s Plans to Discontinue Florida Property Insurance Product Lines - January 27
Florida Insurance Commissioner Recommends Workers' Compensation Insurance Rate Increase Due to Court Ruling - January 26
AIF on Senate President Jeff Atwater’s Comments on Stopping the Freeze on Citizens Property Insurance Rates - January 23
AIF on the Formation of the American Board of Hospital Medicine - January 21
AIF Members Urged to Participate in Senate Hearings - January 15
Statement By: John French, Save Our Constitution General Counsel Regarding Today’s Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments on the Signature Revocation Law - January 8

2008

Governor Crist Releases Budget Recommendations - December 24
January Special Session Announced - December 16
AIF: PHASE IN HIGHER CITIZENS RATES - December 10
Cabinet Approves Emergency Rule on Corporate Income Tax Glitch Issues - December 9
AIF Applauds Passage of Amendment 6 – Relief for Florida’s “Working Waterfronts” - November 5
Statement on AIF’s Endorsements - November 5
Vote Yes on Amendment 6 - November 1
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT DECISION THREATENS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF 2003 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORMS - October 23
AIF on Governor Crist’s Announcement to Accelerate $1.4 Billion in Road Construction - October 15
Invitation to Join Senator John McCain’s Small Business Coalition - October 8
Associated Industries of Florida Endorses Sen. John McCain for President - October 2
New Laws Cracking Down on Dangerous Metal Theft Crimes Effective Tomorrow - October 2
Florida Supreme Court Throws Amendment 5 Off the Ballot - September 3
Hometown Democracy Loses Lawsuit to Appear in the November Ballot - September 2
AIF Poll on Energy Issues - August 28
Proposed Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates Would Drop For 6th Consecutive Year - August 27
Poll Reveals Floridians’ Bipartisan Support for Offshore Drilling - August 27
Supreme Court to Hear “Tax Swap” Appeal - August 19
ENDORSEMENTS BY AIF COMPANIES - August 15
Associated Industries of Florida Announces First-Ever Federal Endorsements - August 15
Tax Swap” Knocked Off the Ballot" - August 15
Update on Amendment 5 Hearing - August 13
CFO Alex Sink First Cabinet Member to be Awarded AIF Champion for Business Award - August 11
Guns in the Workplace Legislation Upheld by Courts - July 29
AIF Joins Suit to Remove “Tax Swap” from November Ballot - July 7
Uncertainty Makes Amendment 5 a Bad Bet for Florida - July 1
Majority of Floridians Favor Increased Exploration for Oil and Natural Gas Off Florida’s Coasts - June 26
AIF Stands in Support of Efforts to Challenge Amendment 5 - June 25
AIF RELEASES 2008 FLORIDA VOTING RECORDS REPORT - June 10
Hurricane Home Rating Coalition Formed to Urge Floridians to Strengthen Homes - June 6
Letter Gov. Crist on signing of Metal Theft Bill - May 23
AIF Announces the 2008 Champion for Business Award Recipients - May 15
FDLE Launches New Domestic Security Alert Notification System for Florida Businesses - May 7
AIF Applauds Sen. Martinez and Gov. Crist for their Support of Colombia and Panama Free-Trade Agreements - May 7
AIF and Coalition for Responsible Preservation of Public Land Representative, Keyna Cory, on Florida Forever Program - April 30
Florida TaxWatch Commends Legislature for Including Needed State Economic Stimulus Package in 2009 Budget - April 29
Florida TaxWatch Releases Analysis Showing that Florida Needs State Economic Stimulus Package - April 25
AIF and Floridians for Copper and Metal Crime Prevention Coalition on Passage of Legislation to Deter Metal Theft - April 23
Tax Swap Plan is Bad for Business and Economy - April 18
"Cover Florida Plan" Press Conference - April 15
AIF on Senate Committee on General Government Appropriations Hearing - April 8
AIF Applauds Governor Crist’s Support of Space Program in Florida - April 3
Florida Coalition for Responsible Preservation of Public Lands - April 1
Florida Water Alliance - April 1
Floridians for Copper & Metal Crime Prevention - April 1
AIF Supports Affordable Housing Issue At Capitol Rally - March 31
AIF OPPOSES HOUSE VERSION OF THE GUN BILL - March 27
The Return of the Unitary Tax? - March 7
Lawmakers Announce Legislation to Crack Down on Dangerous Metal Theft Crimes - February 21
AIF RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR’S PROPOSAL TO ABOLISH CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS - February 19
AIF AND IT'S HOSPITAL COUNCIL URGE ADMINISTRATION TO RECOGNIZE HARMFUL RESULTS IF CERTIFICATE OF NEED PROCESS IS ABOLISHED - February 11
Deregulating CON could increase health care costs and destroy safety-net system - February 6
Governor Charlie Crist (R) Recommends Full Funding for Alternative Water Supply Projects - February 4
Barney Bishop, Chair of Save Our Constitution: OnSecretary of State’s Confirmation that Hometown Democracy Fails to Make 2008 Ballot - February 4
Senate Leaders Establish Select Committee on Property Insurance Accountability - January 10
2008 Economic Stimulus Package - January 10
Barney Bishop, Chair of Save Our Constitution: On Secretary of State’s New Petition Signature Verification Process - January 9
Economic Stimulus Package - January 8
House Policy & Budget Council - January 8
Governor Crist on the “Yes on 1” amendment - January 7

2007

Save Our Constitution Wins Round in Court Over State’s New Revocation Law - November 27
AIF ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF JOSE GONZALEZ TO VICE-PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - November 26
AIF Calls on Governor Crist to Oppose Costly New Air Quality Standards - November 20
Letter to Governor Crist on Ozone Standards - November 19
AIF on the State’s Gaming Compact with Seminole Tribe - November 15
Clarification from AIF - November 13
AIF ANNCOUNCES KEY HIRES TO BUSINESS ASSOCIATION’S LEADERSHIP TEAM - November 6
Reconvening of Special Session “D” - October 26
Special Session "C" Expanded to Include Property Tax Reform - October 10
AIF’s 2007 Champions for Business Honored at Reception - October 9
Signature Gathering Efforts Stalled for Irresponsible Anti-Growth Amendment - October 8
Special Session Call Expanded - October 1
Super Homestead Exemption Amendment Struck Down By Courts - September 24
Save Our Constitution Debate - September 18
Division of Elections Rescinds Opinion on Political Committees Conducting Issue-Oriented Polls - September 18
Special Session Placed on Hold - September 5
AIF Reacts to Proposed Drop in Workers’ Compensation Rates - August 27
Workers’ Compensation Rates to Drop for Fifth Straight Year - August 27
AIF SUPPORTS PASSAGE OF UPCOMING PROPERTY TAX CONSITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - August 22
AIF POLL: FLORIDIANS CONCERNED ABOUT ENERGY ISSUES - August 8
Special session on Budget Called for September - July 25
AIF Releases 2007 Florida Voting Records and Champions for Business Awards - June 28
Governor Crist Signs Important Property Rights Legislation - June 28
AIF on the Special Session on Property Tax Reform - June 13
AIF Statement on the Property Tax Special Session - June 13
SAY NO TO HIGHER TAXES - June 11
AIF on PSC Decision on Proposed Glades Power Park - June 8
Joint Committee on Property Tax Reform – Meeting Recap - June 5
FLORIDA CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM - June 4
AIF Names Rep. Charles Dean as a 2007 Champion for Business Award Winner - June 1
AIFPAC Endorses Special Primary Election Candidates - May 29
AIFPAC Endorses Candidates for SD 3, HD 24, HD 43 Special Primary Elections - May 29
AIFSC Endorses Charles Dean for Senate District 3 - May 25
Governor Crist Signs Fiscally Conservative $71.5-Billion Budget - May 24
Special Session Scheduled on Property Tax Reform - May 2
The Final Days of the 2007 Session - April 24
Governor Crist Appoints Senator Argenziano to the Public Service Commission - April 23
AIF & The Business Community Prevail on “Guns In Their Workplace” - April 20
Fabre” Bill Back on Senate Judiciary Agenda - April 5
AIF Cautions Against Citizens' Expansion - March 26
AIF TAKES POSITION ON U.S. IMMIGRATION BILL - March 23
Why are some Legislators trying to undo the Legal Reform Legislation - March 20
Study of Recent Legislative Changes to Florida's Property Insurance Mechanisms - March 19
Letter to Senator Marinez on Immigration - March 15
AIF on HB 733 - March 14
AIF holds AIF Hosts First Power Lunch for 2007 - March 13
AIF holds Tallahassee Pre-Legislative Briefing - February 22
AIF Board Member Selected to the Taxation and Budget Reform Commission - February 16
FHCC News - February 6
AutoOwners Insurance Letter - February 2
AIFSC Endorses George Scarborough and Representative Quinones to Seek County Commission - February 1
Century Commission Releases First Annual Report - January 23
Joint Special Session Proclamation - January 9
Florida Hurricane Crisis Coalition Offers Recommendations to Legislature as Special Session Nears - January 4
Home Inspection Basics - January 1
Mold Report - January 1
Post-Flooding Considerations and Mold - January 1
Restoration Contractors - January 1

2006

Property Insurance Issues and Options
Crist Names Additional Agency Heads - December 21
FHCC Meeting Documents - December 20
Latest Appointments by Governor Elect Charlie Crist & CFO Elect Alex Sink - December 19
Crist Names Secretaries for State and AHCA - December 14
EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO OIL DRILLING BILL SCORES CONGRESSIONAL VICTORY! - December 12
Latest Draft Version of Rep. Brown's Guiding Principles - November 30
Governor-elect Crist and Legislative Leaders Announce Special Session on Property and Casualty Insurance Reform - November 29
Sen. Posey and Rep. Brown Invited to FHCC Meeting - November 17
FHCC Meeting Materials - November 16
AIF Encourages Limited Offshore Drilling at Department of Interior Public Hearing - November 15
AIF Continues Fight For Oil and Gas exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) - November 10
FHCC Meeting Follow-up - November 8
BUSINESS COALITION CRITICIZES JIM DAVIS’ RECKLESS PROPERTY INSURANCE PLAN - November 1
Workers' Compensation Rate Changes- October 20
Letter to Lt. Gov. Jennings - October 4
Campaign Finance Information - September 20
CONTRIBUTIONS BY AIF COMPANIES - September 14
Update on the Property and Casualty Insurance Reform Committee Meeting Today in Tallahassee - September 7
Property & Casualty Insurance Reform Committee Follow-Up - September 7
FLORIDA’S WORKERS COMPENSATION ATTORNEY’S FEE STATUTE UPHELD - September 5
Business Scores a Victory in the Courts - August 25
ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RULES AGAINST EXISTENCE OF PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS IN MEDICARE CASES - August 14
Speaker Bense Endorses Crist - July 26
Maryland Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandated Health Care Legislation - July 19
AIF Releases 2006 Florida Voting Records - June 28
AIF Announces 2006 Champions for Business Awards - June 14
AIF on the Approval of Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturers Expanding Florida Operations - May 4
Florida Legislature Delivers Another Important Legal Reform Victory - May 1
Class Action Reform Passes Florida Legislature - April 28
AIF on Governor Jeb Bush’s Tort Reform Bill Signing - April 26
AIF Advocates for Limited Offshore Drilling - April 6
MAJORITY LEADER GARDINER ON PASSAGE OF LAWSUIT ABUSE REFORM - March 30
Gov. Jeb Bush on Florida Legislature’s vote to repeal Florida’s joint and several liability law - March 30
Senate Passes the Elimination of Joint & Several Liability - March 30
AIF on Senate Approval to Abolish Joint and Several Liability to Restore Fairness to Florida’s Civil Justice System - March 30
Senate Votes Down Bad Amendments on Legal Reform Bill - March 29
Repeal of Joint & Several Liability Passes Senate Judiciary - March 22
AIF on House Vote to Abolish Joint and Several Liability - March 16
Repeal of Joint and Several Liability to be heard on the Floor of the House of Representatives - March 10
State of the State Address - March 7
AIF PRESIDENT TAKES ON NEW LEADERSHIP ROLE - March 6
Unions and the “Fair Share Health Care Act” - February 28
A Message from AIF President Barney Bishop - Febraury 23
HB 145 the Repeal of Joint & Several Liability Passes the House Justice Council - February 22
2003 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEY FEE REFORMS UPHELD BY APPELLATE COURT - February 20
SENATOR FILES LEGISLATION TO REPEAL JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY - February 14
Secretary of Corrections James Crosby Resigns - February 10
Senator Alex Villalobos Loses Support for Senate President - February 9
Repeal of Joint Several Liability Passes First Test - January 25
AIF COMES OUT AGAINST PAYROLL TAX AND MANDATORY HEALTH CARE - January 24
January 11th AIF Power Lunch - January 12
Sales Tax Holiday Legislation Filed - January 12
Representative Sheri McInvale Switches Parties - January 10
House Speaker Designates Lobbying Reform Task Force - January 5

2005

2004

Senate President Tom Lee and House Speaker Allan Bense call the Legislature into Special Session - December 3
Associated Industries Names New President - November 30
Governor Bush's Proposal For: Research and Development Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption - November 30
Governor Bush's Proposal For: Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption Expansion - November 30
GOVERNOR SUPPORTS REPEAL OF SUBSTITUTE COMMUNICATIONS TAX - October 18
Proposal to Provide Premium Audit Services To AmTrust Financial Group - October 4
Joint Venture (AmTrust and AIIS) to Create a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) - September 17
AIIS and AmTrust Financial Group, Inc. Announce New Partnership - September 16
AIFPAC HANDS OUT ENDORSEMENTS - August 9
Campaign Finance Reform Update - April 12
2004 Mid-Session Update and Vote Records - April 12
NAM WELCOMES BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOCUS ON GROWTH, STRENGTHENING MANUFACTURING - April 8
Senate Approves Initiative Reform Package House Not Yet on Track - April 1
2004 Mid-Session Champions for Business - March 31
Dangerous W.C. Amendment Being Proposed in the Senate - March 23
A Workers' Compensation"State Fund" Is a BAD IDEA!! - March 22
Governor Proposes “No Hidden Taxes in Florida’s Constitution” - March 9
HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS RIGHT TO KNOW ACT: AN IDEA THAT JUST MAKES SENSE - March 8
Governor Proposes “No Hidden Taxes in Florida’s Constitution” - March 5
BUSH, GALLAGHER JOIN FORCES TO DERAIL BULLET TRAIN - March 4
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH 2004 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS - March 2
LOCAL TV AND NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF AIF LETTER TO FLORIDA DOCTORS - February 3
AIF LETTER TO FLORIDA DOCTORS - January 30
BUSINESS COMMUNITY OPPOSES CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS - January 29
GOVERNOR BUSH PROPOSES REFORMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE - January 28
GOVERNOR BUSH ANNOUNCES 2004-2005 EXECUTIVE BUDGET - January 20
AIF Restructures For The Future - January 9

2003

Revised Hours of Service Regulation for Truck Drivers - November 18
FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RATES TO RISE - November 13
Breaking News Regarding Construction Industry Exemptions and Licensure Requirements - November 3
Joint Health Care Statement - October 28
VOTE NO ON WORKERS’ COMP. BILLS (SB 14E & SB 16E) - October 21
Governor Bush Expands the Call of Special Session "E" - October 20
Health Care Panels Continue Their Work - October 15
Governor Lands a Big One - October 10
Hung Up on the Do-Not-Call Registry? - October 8
Rep. Dudley Goodlette Meets With Members - October 3
Invitation to Testify before the Select Committee on Affordable Health Care for Floridians - September 10
AIF Educational Conference News - September 9
Substitute Communications Services Tax Dead - For Now - September 3
Estimate your Communications Services Tax - August 12
Substitute Communications Services Tax Worksheet - August 12
Florida Insurance Council Statement on Medical Malpractice Agreement - August 8
The Florida Medical Association comments on Compromise - August 8
Statement at filing of FAIR amendment - August 8
AIF APPLAUDS MEDICAL-LIABILITY AGREEMENT - August 8
Provisions of the Agreed House and Senate Medical Malpractice Insurance Bill - August 8
Deal Reached on Medical Malpractice Insurance - August 8
Medical-Liability Breakthrough - August 8
Medical-Liability Insurance Update - August 7
Communications Services Tax Workshop - August 1
Workers’ Comp Rates to Drop - July 23
Service Tax Workshop - July 22
50-50 Chance Special Session C Will Conclude with Med Mal Reform Says King - July 17
Landmark Workers' Comp Bill Now Law - July 15
AIF Announces New Political Team - July 8
A Letter to the Members of AIF From Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings - July 7
No Smoking Law Effective July 1, 2003 - June 31
Letter to Senate President Jim King Regarding Special Session - June 27
Letter to House Speaker Johnnie Byrd Regarding Special Session - June 27
Representative Doug Wiles Letter To House and Senate Leadership Regarding Joint/Select Committee on Medical Malpractice - June 25
The Business Side of Medical-Liability Reform - June 13
Governor Bush's Medical Reform Package at a Glance - June 13
MANUFACTURERS SEE POSITIVE TRENDS SETTING STAGE FOR ECONOMIC EXPANSION - May 29
Governor Bush Unveils Medical Malpractice Legislation - May 28
IF YOU WANT LOWER WORKERS' COMPENSATION RATES NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!! - May 19
Workers’ Compensation Reform - April 28
The Importance of Small Business - April 25
Senate President Jim King Appoints a Task Force To Examine Accountability of the McKay Scholarship Program - April 11
Workers' Compensation Bill Requires Attention - April 7
Governor Bush and Lt. Governor Jennings Announce Workers' Compensation Reform - April 7
AIF Applauds Lieutenant Governor Jennings’ Stand on Workers’ Compensation Rates - April 2
Coalition of Business and Industry Workers' Compensation Bill - March 5
Democratic Freshmen Senator Dave Aronberg and Representative Bruce Antone - March 4
Governor Jeb Bush 2003 State of the State Address - March 4
The Joint Select Committee on Nursing Homes Final Report - February 19
Coalition's Workers' Compensation Bill - A Bill Entitled an Act of Relating to Worker's Compensation - February 18
Summary of Workers’ Compensation Coalition Bill Final Draft - February 14
Speaker Byrd, Republican & Democrat Leaders Announce Agreement on Prescription Drugs - February 3
SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SESSION POLL RESULTS - January 28
New Documentary Stamp Tax Form - January 21
Governor Bush Unveils Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-2004 - January 21
Representative Connie Mack to File Workers' Compensation Reform Package - January 13
Continued Hemorrhage of Manufacturing Jobs Threatens Nations Economic Leadership - January 10
Speaker Byrd Advises Legislators to Involve Private Sector in Innovative Health Care Solutions - January 10
Governor Jeb Bush’s 2003 Inaugural Address - January 7
New Department of Financial Services Fully Operational - January 7
Speaker Byrd Declares First Principles to Guide Florida House of Representatives - January 6

2002

Senate President Jim King and House Speaker Johnnie Byrd Announce Joint Select Committee on Nursing Homes - December 16
Pensacola Resident Sentenced for Workers Compensation Fraud & Perjury - November 26
ELECTION DAY "VOTING PROBLEMS" - November 6
Governor Bush Announces Transition Leadership - November 6
Gov. Bush on The Appointment Of Richard E. Doran As Attorney General - November 5
RARE COURTROOM VICTORY FOR BUSINESS - October 9
Voters Approve 8 of 9 Proposed Local Taxes - With More to Come - October 2
First DCA "Deauthorizes" Tax Panel - September 19
Governor Bush Creates Task Force to Address Healthcare Liability Insurance Crisis - August 28
Department Clarifies Who is Exempt Under New Workers' Compensation Law - August 16
GALLAGHER HOLDS THE LINE ON RISING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUMS - June 19
Speaker Feeney Applauds Governor for Budget Success - June 5
Session is a Grand Slam - May 13
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 1987 - May 3
State Legislative Maps Deemed Valid By Florida Supreme Court - May 3
Governor Bush Comments on Economic Stimulus Package - April 30
Governor Bush Calls on Florida Legislature to Complete People's Work - April 23
Contacts With Your State Senators Imperative on “Corporate Tax Piggy Back” - April 16
House Comments on Attorney General Brief Relating to Redistricting - April 9
Statement From Governor Jeb Bush Regarding the End of Special Session - April 8
FLORIDA CORPORATE TAX FILING DUE APRIL 1, 2002
CHANGES TO THE WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW - April 1
Florida Senate Blocking White House/Congressional Stimulus Package for Floridians - March 15
Speaker Answers - March 9
Statement By Governor Jeb Bush Regarding Revenue Estimating Conference - March 8
Senator Jim King Breaks "Tax Jam" - March 6
Byrd Legislative Waiting Period Passes House Unanimously - March 5
The House Sails Through The People's Business - March 5
Reckless Allegations - March 1
The House Select Committee of the Whole Doesn't Support Changing Tax Structure - February 20
STATEMENT BY SPEAKER TOM FEENEY - February 11
Tax Reform Letter to Senate President John McKay and House Speaker Tom Feeney - February 7
GOVERNOR BUSH ANNOUNCES SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR FLORIDA’S PRIORITY NEEDS - February 6
AIF POLL SHOWS VOTER DISTRUST OF MCKAY PLAN - January 30
ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES OF FLORIDA PRESS ADVISORY - January 28
Floridians Against Inequities In Rates - January 28
FAIR Letter - January 25
The Florida Senate Committee on Finance and Taxation Executive Summary - January 24
2002 Candidate Contributions - January 24
Governor Bush's State of the State Address - January 22
OPENING DAY ADDRESS 2002 - January 22
SPEAKER FEENEY NAMES SELECT COMMITTEE ON FLORIDA'S ECONOMIC FUTURE - January 9
Fiscal-Impact Statement Legislation Update - January 1
Tell the Governor You Want Him to Sign HB 1683 Into Law! - January 1

2001

AIF WARNS AGAINST TIMING AND MANNER OF McKAY TAX REFORM - December 17
Governor Bush Signs Into Law a Responsible Balanced Budget - December 13
Outline Examples of Budget Options Available to Protect People From Devastating Cuts - November 30
Speaker Feeney Comments on Democrat's Budget Suggestions - November 20
Reforming Florida’s Tax Structure - November 9
SMALL MANUFACTURER DON WAINWRIGHT ELECTED CHAIR OF NATION’S LARGEST INDUSTRIAL TRADE ASSOCIATION - November 1
INDUSTRIAL LEADERS SEE NEGATIVE GROWTH THROUGH FIRST HALF OF 2002 - November 1
Speaker Feeney Comments on Governor Bush's Press Statement - November 1
House Speaker Feeney Holds Press Conference on Special Session Budget Impasse - October 26
Letter to Governor Bush on Airlines - October 25
DELTA AIRLINES LETTER TO SENATE PRESIDENT & HOUSE SPEAKER - October 25
AMERICAN AIRLINES LETTER TO SENATE PRESIDENT & HOUSE SPEAKER - October 24
General Revenue Forecast - October 15
AIF's Proposal on Airline Economic Incentive & Stabilization Act - October 15
Governor Bush Announces Goals For Special Session - October 11
INFORMAL WORKING GROUP ON TOURISM, TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NAMED - October 4
DISCUSSION FOR EMPLOYERS AND CARRIERS IN HANDLING THE NEW CHANGES THAT BECAME EFFECTIVE 10/1/01 - October 1
LETTER TO BARBARA PETERSON, PRESIDENT OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT FOUNDATION - September 26
President McKay Announces the Senate Select Committee on Public Security and Crisis Management - September 24
The Florida House Creates A “Select Committee on Security” - September 24
Revenue Estimating Conference Predicts Budget Shortfall, But No Need for Special Session - September 14
Joint Statement from Senate President John McKay and House Speaker Tom Feeney - September 11
The Time Is Right For Federal Regulation Of Cigarettes - September 4
Speaker Supports Commissioner’s Action To Uphold the Law - August 17
SPEAKER FEENEY COMMENTS ON CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION - July 16
FLORIDA LAWYERS SEEK UNLIMITED FEES IN INSURANCE CASES - June 21
Florida Lawyers Want to Control Insurance Files - June 21
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH ANNOUNCES INTENT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION - June 8
SPEAKER FEENEY ENCOURAGES PUBLIC PARTICIPATION FOR REDISTRICTING 2002 - May 15
SPEAKER FEENEY'S LETTER TO REPRESENTATIVE ARGENZIANO - May 3
Jon Shebel Letter on Jodi Chase - May 2
HOUSE DEMOCRATS DOMINATE LABOR LEGISLATIVE RANKINGS - May 1
SPEAKER FEENEY PUSHES FUNDING FOR CLASSROOM, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS - April 27
FLORIDA DLC ENDORSES COMPTROLLER’S REORGANIZATION PLAN - April 19
LETTER TO John M. McKay FROM THE HOUSE SPEAKER - April18
SPEAKER FEENEY REACTS TO THE SUPREME COURT RULING - April 18
FAMILIES, SENIORS GET BOOST FROM HOUSE TAX CUTS - April 12
THE FLORIDA HOUSE ENCOURAGES A MORE TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT - April 5
AIF DISAPPOINTED WITH SO-CALLED "WORKERS’ COMPENSATION REFORM" - April 4
AIF WINS REPEAL OF QUOTA-LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER TAX - March 10
SPEAKER FEENEY COMMENTS ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST WEEK OF SESSION - March 8
AIF POLL SHOWS LUSTER STILL ON GOV. BUSH - March 6
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH 2001 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS - March 6
SPEAKER FEENEY’S OPENING DAY REMARKS - March 6
State of Florida Files Appeal to Protect Florida Tort Reform Act - February 28
HOUSE SPEAKER ADDRESSES EDUCATION - February 15
Tort Reform Struck Down by Courts; AIF & Business Community Respond - February 12
TORT REFORM RULING "NOTICE OF APPEAL" - February 9
LEGISLATURE SHOULD LEARN FROM CALIFORNIA’S OVER-REGULATION OF THE UTILITY INDUSTRY - February 1
Task Force on Workers’ Compensation Administration Meeting - January 22
Gov. Jeb Bush Calls for Tax Relief - January 17
GOVERNOR BUSH UNVEILS FISCAL YEAR STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL - January 17
AIF APPLAUDS GOVERNOR’S LONG-TERM-CARE REFORM PLAN - January 10
Some Work Left to Go For Workers’ Comp Task Force - January 1
Promoting Independence and Accountability in the Florida Judiciary - January 1
NURSING HOME TORT REFORM DURING THE 2001 SESSION - January 1
WORKERS COMPENSATION AND THE 2001 LEGISLATIVE SESSION - January 1
JNC Reform is Timely - January 1

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