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LMA NEWSLETTER JUNE 4, 2018

Phishing for Trouble

In the June 2018 edition of Florida Trend, there’s a fascinating 30-page insert about the University of Florida’s (UF) research community and how the scientists who are a part of that are shaping our future to make …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 21, 2018

Phases of Living

This past weekend, we woke up early enough to witness the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – a truly joyous ceremony of unity and love which transcended differences and emphasized the power of respecting diversity …

LMA NEWSLETTER MAY 7, 2018


Remembering Mom

In our last newsletter’s closing, we honored First Lady Barbara Bush, and I asked our readers to share stories of Mom memories.  The many responses I received were heartfelt and inspiring.  From the reader who said he lost …

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 23, 2018

Trial Lawyers Stopped from Intruding on Policyholders

I had the privilege of serving as Chief of Staff to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and those of us who have served in that position have different priorities during the two …

LMA NEWSLETTER APRIL 9, 2018

A Tribute to Integrity and Loyalty

This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the retirement party for John Auer, CEO of St. Pete-based ASI property insurance company.  John and I have been friends for over 20 years …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 26, 2018

Of Messages and Marketing

I hope all of you are enjoying our glorious spring wherever you are.  If Mother Nature is still tormenting you, please come see us in Florida – my house is your house!  As I have jumped …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 12, 2018

The End of Session

This is my “umpteenth” legislative session in my almost 35 years in and out of all things government.  There’s an old saying that “If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you’re probably on …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 5, 2018

Lawmakers Say Goodbye

Last week and this week, many of the House and Senate members gave or will give good bye speeches signaling the end of their term limited eight years in office.  Many are tearful and beautiful expressions of …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 26, 2018

My Heart

For those of our readers who I speak to regularly about a variety of issues, or for that matter, just to share a smile, last week was particularly busy. Thank you to all of you who called to …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 19, 2018

For the Love of School

I loved going to school. It was the 70’s and Wilson Elementary in Plant City where I grew up had terrazzo floors and jungle gym climbing bars and – a swing set! I was the …