LMA Newsletter

LMA Is Expanding

We are so very proud to share the exciting news with you first. We have grown out of our walls and in fact, have added a great new service under our umbrella of offerings. “The Conference Room” is our new pride and joy and offers a great place to host small to medium size meetings in downtown …

Celebrating the Great Things of Our Country

Our July 4th celebration has come and gone again for another year.  We hope that you, like us, had a plethora of good food, friends, family and fireworks.  We do love this wonderful country of ours and while we are more careful than ever with the serious threats against our way of life, …

It’s a Wrap

I can’t truthfully say we were holding our breath as we waited for a sine die this past Friday.   We were confident that the 2015 Legislature would come up with a budget to keep our state of Florida in business.  We followed the debate and the volleying back and forth between the two chambers until the handkerchiefs …

Today is the Beginning of Something Good, We Hope

Our expectations are high for good results to come from this 2015 Special Session.  It will start off with a bang as the House holds a workshop today on the Senate health-care plan, according to a day-by-day calendar released last week. Tomorrow, the House will take a look at a tax …

So Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

Yes, we are still shaking our heads and trying to wrap our minds around what REALLY happened the last week of April, when the House abruptly shut its doors and members left town. It was a shot that was heard throughout Florida and unfortunately, the Nation.  In an effort …

So, Who’s On First and Who’s On Second and….Look’s Like Overtime…

Really?

At first I thought my eyes were deceiving me last Thursday as I watched that Florida House quarterback with only ten seconds left do a quick kick on third down, punted for 50 yards with the ball being downed on the three yard line and clock expired. Senate …

The House Takes a Step towards Budget Agreement; Senate Quickly Responds

As we reported in last week’s newsletter, the budget is certainly the big issue in flux at our state Capitol right now.  Both the House and Senate feel confident about their budget proposals and last Thursday (4/23/15) the House sent its official budget offer to the Senate, seemingly an …

Two Weeks Left and Budget Consensus May Be in Trouble

Two weeks left and although lots of bills are moving very fast now, the budget is stuck.  Last week the House passed a $76.2 billion balanced budget that funds Florida’s top priorities, and with Florida’s economy continuing to improve, there is a budget surplus. The House budget did not include …

Six Weeks down-Three Weeks to Sine Die

Another busy week in the Florida Legislature and we are seeing a number of insurance bills starting to move quickly forward or falling completely off the radar.  You may notice in this newsletter edition that we’ve dropped a small number of bills off our tracking for the obvious reason that they aren’t going …

Week Five

We were super busy during Week five of the 2015 Florida Legislative Session.   Covering the many bills moving through the multiple committees does require us to bring out our best juggling talents and we like to think we are members of Cirque du Soleil troops!  In keeping you up to date, we try to not only provide you …