Policy & Transportation Digest

New apartments planned Brightline route

The parent company of the new express rail line is offering 290 rental units at the West Palm Beach stop in the hopes to lure commuters to an area that might not be desirable for residents who work in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami.

US House of Representatives set to hear bills on Autonomous vehiclesThe 14 bill package setting boundaries and regulations  for autonomous vehicles that was introduced in draft form last month will  be heard in the House as early as next week.

House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation, housing and urban development passes DOT bill

The spending plan will provide $17.8 billion in discretionary funding for the DOT in the fiscal year 2018. Which is less than the current level of spending for the agency.

Tampa Bay Next

Want to attend one of the Tampa Bay Next Community Engagement Events?  Click here for a complete listing of scheduled meetings.

 

As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.

Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Boarder Adjustment Tax issue
  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Regional MPO

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Member News 6/22/17 – 6/29/17

Member Events

Member Job Openings

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Member News 6/15/17 – 6/22/17

Member News

Member Events

Member Job Openings

Member Accolades

 

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

Member News 6/8/17 – 6/15/17

Member News

Member Events

Member Job Openings

Member New Hires & Promotions

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.

The JD Advantage

 

Date: Thursday, June 8th

Program: 8:00am to 9:30am

Greater Chamber of Commerce: 201 North Franklin Street, Suite 201

Free Admission

Do you need an employee who can think critically, communicate effectively, and foresee and solve potential problems? The candidate you are looking for probably earned a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Law students aren’t just trained to think like lawyers, they’re also trained to serve a diverse clientele, tolerate a high level of pressure, manage conflict, and accept criticism and feedback. Law school teaches graduates conflict management, dispute resolution, collaboration, advocacy, and seeing the world through the eyes of others. Stetson’s graduates also have proven academic credentials to which they add top-ranked writing skills, and an understanding of a variety of business processes – including contracts, business entities, commercial transactions, intellectual property, and others.

Please join Beth Jenkins Casey, Esquire and Kamilah Clark from Stetson University College of Law to learn more about how a law school graduate or a JD/MBA, could benefit your organization.

To register, click here.

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Policy & Transportation Digest

Florida Senate and House agree on budget number

Earlier this week, the Speaker of the House and the Senate President agreed on a $ 83 billion dollar budget.  Now it is up to the members through the conference committee process to iron out the details.

Joint House and Senate Conference Committee begin work

Thursday evening, the legislature’s  joint conference committees began to negotiate the details of the budget, and they are expected to work over the weekend.  The Legislature has until Tuesday to finalize a budget to finish session by the May 5 Sine Die date.  Once the budget it completed, there is a constitutionally required 72 hour “cooling off” period before the legislature can vote.

Governor Scott still pushing for funding for Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida

As the legislature begins budget negations, Governor Rick Scott continues to emphasize the importance of Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida for creating jobs in the state.

 

This week in Tallahassee:

In addition to the beginning of budget negotiations, there were a few bills moving through the process that the Chamber is watching and or supporting.

Public Transportation Commission bill

The Florida House passed HB 647 sponsored by Representatives Jamie Grant and Jackie Toledo. The bill allows for the elimination of the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission.  The bill will head to the Senate for approval.

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Supports HB 647

 

Upcoming Events

Register for the Legislative Wrap Up on May 19th.   Learn more about what the Hillsborough delegation has to say about the 2017 Legislative Session.

 

As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business. Here is some of what we are watching:

  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Possible changes to the Affordable Health Care Act
  • Possible changes with the relations between the U.S. and Cuba
  • Appropriations request rule changes in Tallahassee
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Workers’ Comp. Rate
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Regional MPO

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Member News 4/13/17 – 4/20/17

Member News

Member Events

Member Job Openings

If you would like to submit news, events, job postings, new hires/promotions, or accolades  for the Member News section of eView, please go to  http://www.tampachamber.com/Your-Chamber/Newsroom/MemberNews.aspx.