LMA Newsletter

Monday, January 4, 2016 Welcome to the 2016 Legislative SessionEight days and counting from the date of this newsletter!! Can you believe it? The 2016 Legislative Session begins on January 12, 2016 with the normal pomp and circumstance that opens every session. As promised in our December 21 newsletter, this is our official “Welcome to the 2016 Legislative Session”…

Monday, January 11, 2016 Reminder: Why we Live in Florida and Encourage Others to Move Here

A couple of articles we read recently reminded us that our great state of Florida continues to experience increases in population and popularity. Our elected officials do listen sometimes and do things that are very right for our state. We read about a recent …

Monday, January 18, 2016 Finish Strong I received this thought for the day last week from a young woman who has had her share of battles in her short 25 years of life and I was touched by the wisdom she shared with me, a person 30+ years her senior.  I don’t know if she wrote this herself or received…

Monday, January 25, 2016 House of Representatives to Hear Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Bill Today At 12:30 today in the House Insurance and Banking Committee, there will be a heated debate on proposed Assignment of Benefits legislation.  When our newsletter went to press, we had information that two bills were on the agenda, with one eliminating kickbacks to those involved…

Monday, February 1, 2016 Mother Nature Says “Come on Down to Florida”Considering all the dollars we spend in Florida on tourism, Mother Nature saved us lots of green (pun intended) last week.  We were very concerned about all those folks in the cold northeast who were stranded on the New Jersey turnpike, as well as other roadways, for hours…

Monday, February 8, 2016 Leaders Are Natural Born…But Leadership Can Be Learned This past week in the legislature we saw Senator Dorothy Hukill and Senate President-Elect Joe Negron, as well as some others on the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, demonstrate tremendous leadership in attempting to reform Assignment of Benefit (AOB) abuse. As we watched the debate on this very…

 

 

 

Monday, December 7, 2015

 

Even with Tears In Our Eyes,

We Vow To Stand Strong

 

Last week, the Washington Post reported that the San Bernandino mass shooting was the 355th incident in 2015. And I immediately thought about the church in Charleston, the college classroom in Oregon, the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado and the…

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 21,  2015

 

 

‘Tis The SeasonWe love all the special seasons of the year, but like most of you, this is our very favorite time of the year. Even with the extra busyness of scurrying around to find just the right gifts for the special folks in our lives, we seem to be in a constant state…

Monday, August 31, 2015

 

Nine Things To Do, When What You’re Doing Isn’t Working

 

If you’re stuck-and you want things to change-you have to do what you would otherwise consider being outrageous.  Sometimes you’re doing everything right and still not getting the results you expect. You’re doing the work, you’re sticking to the plan, you’re improving, preparing, being…

Monday, September 21, 2015

 

2016 Legislative Session Committee Meetings Begin

 

Last Wednesday, September 16, brought our legislators back to Tallahassee for the first of committee weeks as they and we prepare for the start of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session.  The official start of the 2016 Session is January 12.  Of course we were there last week, visiting…