LMA Newsletters Pre-April 2018

<p style=”text-align: center;”><strong>Independence Day….More than Fireworks and Barbeque</strong></p> July the 4th came and went as it does each year and we each celebrated in our own special way.  Of course, here in the south we had lots of great bbq events with all the fixin’s….yummy ribs, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, banana pudding and our “only in the south” REAL …

We are Here, There and Everywhere These Days

Yes we are…..and the last few weeks, we have been about everywhere except Tallahassee.  Our travels covered Orlando, Tampa, Islamorada and Winter Park, where we attended the Florida Insurance Fraud Education Conference (FIFEC), the Florida Association of Insurance Agents’ Annual Convention (FAIA), the Florida Association of Counties Conference (FAC), and the Monroe …

Mother Nature – summertime and the “Nature of the Season”

“Summertime, and the Living Is Easy.”  Many of us remember that refrain from the old, familiar song of many years ago.  Well, can’t necessarily agree that the “living is easy,” but Mother Nature sure keeps it interesting during our summer months.  In Tally (also known as Tallahassee), and around the …

What a Great Idea…Wish We had thought of it….

See…we really do pay attention all the time.   We received a great idea from one of our loyal newsletter readers/friends a couple of weeks ago and we love it. The question/idea was, “can we have an “ask Lisa” column in the newsletter?”  Well, of course we can and we are excited …

I think it was a “Twilight Zone” Week

May 2 came and went; the scarf dropped and sine die was announced.  Was that ONLY a week and a couple of days ago? Last week was “kinda crazy” for us at LMA.  Our cars kept trying to take us to the big white Capitol Building, when we really just needed to …

Love is a Many Splendid Thing….

…Or it sure seemed so the last week of Session.  Many tributes and teary goodbyes were presented by departing legislators who have served their term limit and accolades abounded among their fellow lawmakers.  Welcomes and thanks started first thing in both the House and the Senate on last Monday morning and filled quite a …

“Frozen”…..Really?

Those of us who are movie buffs certainly recognize the term “Frozen” from the recent, very popular Disney move and the VERY popular hit song from that movie with the same name.  So, on Friday, April 25 when the Senate President Pro Tempore, Sen. Garrett Richter (R-Collier/Lee) announced to the Senate chamber body that the voting machine was “frozen”, …

Do You Know How Incredible You Really Are?

You will recall that we took the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to brag on one of our great team members here at LMA.  Needless to say, we are proud of the folks that make up our little group.  We are also, however, equally proud of the folks who work with …

Looks like they’re officially in Chambers Now

Last week’s events clearly marked the end of the committee meetings we have been listening to, watching, and participating in since last fall.  This is a truly awesome process we are blessed to be a part of when our legislators do their duties for the citizens of Florida.  Some of you probably catch …

Nothing Funny about April Fool’s Day This Year

There certainly wasn’t any time for April Fool’s Day fun and games last Tuesday at and around the Capitol.  In fact, it was ALL BUSINESS all week as our legislators crammed their days with continuing committee meetings, work on the House Floor, and work on the Senate Floor.  With only twenty days …